Suggested Itinerary for Museum Visit

Buy your ticket.

Reception Pavilion

Ticket counter

Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Proceed to the Museum Building after purchasing your ticket.


Restaurant

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
(lunch time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm)

Visitors are free to eat lunch before going to the Museum Building if desired.


Museum shop

Hours: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Approach to Museum

The approach to the museum is best enjoyed with a leisurely stroll, but free electric shuttle is also available (no reservations required).

On foot

7or8minutes

By electric shuttle

3to5minutes

(The shuttle seats 10 and leaves every 10 to 15 minutes.)

Museum Building

Enter the museum.

  • Front entrance (first floor)
  • Barrier-free entrance (first basement level)
  • Present your ticket at the entrance reception area.
  • Audio guides can be rented at the first floor entrance reception area (rental charge applies).

View the exhibits.

  • Suggested time for
    North Wing exhibit space:

    30 to 90 minutes
  • Suggested time for
    South Wing exhibit space:

    30 to 90 minutes
  • The exhibits can be viewed starting with either the North or South Wing.
  • Visitors are also free to visit the museum shops and video room if desired.
  • Special events or programs are held on some days.

Take a break.

Tea room

Hours: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm (last order: 4:30 pm)
Return to the Reception Pavilion if you want to have lunch in the restaurant.

Leave the museum.

  • Front entrance (first floor)
  • Barrier-free entrance (first basement level)

※ If you plan on returning to the exhibits after lunch, inform the staff at the reception area before leaving.

Approach to Museum

On foot

7or8minutes

By electric shuttle

3to5minutes

(The shuttle seats 10 and leaves every 10 to 15 minutes.)

Reception Pavilion

Lunch Options/Before you depart

Restaurant

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm)

Feel free to visit the restaurant before going to the Museum Building, in a break while viewing the exhibits, or after viewing the exhibits.

Museum shop

Hours: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

You may also purchase the catalogs of past special exhibitions in the Reception Pavilion