Tokyo National Museum Japanese garden

Tokyo National Museum  (東京国立博物館)

The garden of the Tokyo National Museum became the home for 5 historical buildings gathered from all over Japan.
There is a teahouse called Tengōan (転合庵) that was designed by the famous Japanese tea master Kobori Enshū (小堀遠州) in Kyoto. Another, Kujōkan (九条館) was disassembled and brought here from the Imperial Palace in Kyoto.

The teahouses can be rented for tea ceremonies and haiku gatherings.

The garden is open for visitors in November, the peak season of autumn foliage and in spring during cherry blossom. It is located on the north side of the Honkan Gallery.

The Teahouses
Other Highlights
  Five-storied pagoda
  Remains of the Jurin-in Azekura Storehouse
  The gravestones of the Arima clan
  The Porcelain Lantern
  The Iron Lantern
Taking a walk with Anika
Around the Museum

13 pages full of information about the Tokyo National Museum
38 scenic pictures and descriptive illustrations

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How to get there
The National Museum is situated in the north part of Ueno park. The closest station is Ueno station, which is served by the Yamanote ring line and many other train lines.

Opening times
Open during the springtime cherry blossom and the autumn leaf-viewing seasons from
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admissin with general museum ticket: 600 Yen

東京都台東区上野公園13-9 東京国立博物館
Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Ueno-koen 13-9