The main areas are Ueno, Asakusa and Akihabara.

National Museum of Western Art

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hibiya Line Ueno Station Exit 7 or 9, 8 min. walk
As the name suggests, this museum specializes in Western art.
Another name is Seibi (meaning “Western beauty”).
The Matsukata collection of artworks from the early Taisho period to the early Showa period is on permanent display.

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hibiya Line Ueno Station Exit 7 or 9, 15 minutes walk, Chiyoda Line Nezu Station Exit 1
It is the oldest museum in Japan.
The most impressive part of the museum is the main building, which was completed in 1937.
It is a typical architecture of the imperial crown style with roof tiles with gables on the modern reinforced concrete structure.
It is designated as an important cultural property as the former Tokyo Imperial Museum’s main building.

National Museum of Nature and Science

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hibiya Line, Ueno Station, Exit 7 or 9, 10-minute walk
Abbreviated name “Kahaku
The theme of the museum is the coexistence of mankind and nature, and there are two exhibition halls, the Japan Pavilion and the Earth Pavilion.
The main building, completed in 1931 in the Neo-Renaissance style, is designated as an Important Cultural Property as the former Tokyo Science Museum Main Building.

Akihabara UDX (You Deluxe) Restaurant Street Akiba Ichi

3 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Suehirocho Station Exit 1, 4 minute walk from Hibiya Line Akihabara Station Exit 3
Akihabara Crossfield’s office complex Akihabara UDX (You Deluxe)
The restaurant district is a gathering place of carefully selected delicacies, including famous Japanese restaurants and long-established stores in downtown Akihabara.
A hideaway in Akihabara where you can spend a classy moment.

Yayoi Art Museum, Takehisa Yumeji Museum

7-minute walk from Exit 1 of both Nezu Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line and Todaimae Station on the Nanboku Line.
This private art museum was founded by Takumi Kano, a lawyer.
The museum exhibits works by prewar lyrical illustrators and retro and romantic works collected by Mr. Kano.

Former Iwasaki Residence Garden

Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Yushima Station Exit 1, 3 minutes walk, Ginza Line Ueno-Hirokoji Station Exit A3, 10 minutes walk.
This is the garden of the former Iwasaki residence, which is designated as an important cultural property.
You can see the Japanese-style building and the Western-style building, but only the exterior of the billiards room is open to the public.
By the way, “tsukitama” means a billiard game. It means billiards.


For a more detailed list of things to do in Ueno, we recommend checking out Tokyo App’s extensive list of things to do in Ueno.

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