One of Japan’s oldest and largest museums, the Tokyo National Musuem alongside the Kyoto National Museum, the Nara National Museum and the Kyushu National Museum. It was established in 1972 at Yushima Seido Shrine and was shifted to Ueno Park a few years later, where it stands till date. The museum features one of the largest and most stunning collections of art and archaeological artifacts in Japan, which include over 110,000 individual items on display. The museum also holds temporary exhibitions which showcase the history of Japan, and Tokyo in particular, holding seminars and guided tours for visitors.
The entire museum features six large buildings, each big enough to stand as an individual museum itself, each specializing in a unique art or exhibition type. From antique Buddhist statues, painted sliding doors, scrolls, ceramics and maps in addition to cultural items such as masks, costume, armor and weapons among other historical artifacts, the museum features almost every aspect of ancient Japanese culture.