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TREASURES FROM THE 7TH CENTURY
Tokyo National Museum, The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures | 東京国立博物館 法隆寺宝物館

Photo © Akira Sato

The dramatic approach to The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures foreshadows the equally dramatic use of space and lighting that awaits inside the spacious foyer, halls, and galleries that give an otherworldly experience to visitors. Designed by Yoshio Taniguchi and opened in 1999, the museum houses over 300 valuable pieces dating from the 7th to the 8th century that were gifted from the Horyuji Temple in Nara to the imperial family in 1878, and then transferred to the museum after World War II. Boasting state-of-the-art conservation technology, the museum also has a digital archive featuring the entire collection.

Address : 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712

Phone : +81-3-5777-8600

Region : Tokyo | Ueno

Category :

Official Site : Link

Admission : Adults : ¥620 / University students : ¥410 / Children aged 18 and younger, seniors aged 70 and over : Free

Hours : 9:30 to 17:00
Until March 2017 : Friday and Saturday : 9:30 to 20:00
From April 2017 : Friday and Saturday : 9:30 to 21:00 / Sunday and national holidays : 9:30 to 18:00
(Last entry 30 mins before closing)
Closed on Monday (Open if Monday is a national holiday, closed the following day), during year-end and new year holidays

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