The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

The Power of Images: The National Museum of Ethnology Collection

The Special Exhibition Hall, National Museum of Ethnology
September 11 - December 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Entry permitted until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed on
Admission Free Day
September 13 (Saturday), September 15 (Monday, a national holiday), November 3 (Monday, Culture Day), November 15 (Saturday), November 16 (Sunday)
Organized by
National Museum of Ethnology, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Under the joint auspices of
Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
In Special Collaboration with
The Society for Ethno-Arts
Assisted by
National Institute of Informatics, The Senri Foundation
Admission Fee
Adults ¥830 (¥560), senior high school and college/university students ¥450 (¥250), elementary and junior high school students ¥250 (¥130) *Visitors can also view the regular exhibits.
  • The discount fees in parentheses are applied to visitors in groups of 20 or more, college students who use the museum for classes, senior high school students who use the museum for the purpose of writing papers for classes, those who have visited the museum within the previous three months, and those who are 65 years old and over. (Appropriate documents are required for the discounts.) College students include students of junior colleges, universities, graduate schools, and vocational schools.
  • When entering from Shizenbunkaen Park (the Natural and Cultural Gardens park), please purchase a museum admission ticket at the ticket machine located next to the gate. With the ticket, you can pass through the park for free.
  • Admission is free for a visitor with a physical disability certificate and also for his/her attendant.
  • Admission to the museum is free every Saturday for elementary school, junior high school, and senior high school students; however, if you come to the museum through Shizenbunkaen Park (the Natural and Cultural Gardens park), an admission fee is charged for the park.