Gallery of Horyuji Treasures
Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Park,Taito-ku
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Building names(s): Gallery of Horyuji Treasures
Architect/Designer: Yoshio Taniguchi
Completion date: 1999
The museum is 10 minutes from Ueno or Uguisudani Station (JR Line); 15 minutes from Ueno Station (Ginza or Hibiya Tokyo Metro Line); or 15 minutes from Keisei Ueno Station (Keisei Line).
admission costs: 600 Yen
tip Free admission to regular exhibitions on International Museum Day (May 18), Respect for the Aged Day (the third Monday of September: September 20 for 2010
hours: 9:30 – 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
museum website: www.tnm.jp
The Horyuri Treasures were donated to the Imperial Household by Horyuji temple in 1878. Dating from the 7th and 8th Centuries, they comprise one of the oldest and most renown collections of cultural properties in Japan.