Time Travel to the World of the Ancient Orient (Museum Collections)
- Please note that the Museum Collections will be closed 24 July - 17 November 2017 due to Special Exhibitions.
Searching for the Origin of Farming in Transcaucasia: Neolithic of Azerbaijan
Opening: 11 February - 26 March 2017
Farming life with agriculture and stockbreeding emerged first in the Near East over 10,000 years ago, and soon after that this economic system spread across Eurasia. When and how farming life started especially in Transcaucasia (also called Southern Caucasus)? This small exhibition shows the research project of the University of Tokyo team and its most recent results through the excavated materials.
Close-up Gallery to Come
Clay Tablets and Seals: Ancient Emar on the Euphrates
Opening: 1 April - 28 May 2017
Lecture: "From West Asia to Southern Caucasus: Dispersal of Farming and Societal Change in the Neolithic"
Opening: 25 February 2017
Lecturer: Yoshihiro Nishiaki (The University of Tokyo)
Plan Your Visit
10.00 - 17.00 (Last admission 16.30)
Short guides in English, Korean, and Chinese are available from the museum reception.
Evening Gallery: 10:00 – 20:00 on occasional Fridays when Evening Lectures are scheduled (admission up to 19:30).
Read More (in Japanese)
New Year holidays from late December to early January, and during exhibition updates
Admission Fees (Museum Collections)
|Individual||Group (over 20 people)|
|Adults||600 Yen||500 Yen|
|Students||500 Yen||400 Yen|
|Schoolchildren||200 Yen||100 Yen|
- - Special Exhibitions require separate admission fees (visit each Japanese page for Special Exhibitions).
- - Free for Museum Members.
- - Elementary and junior high school students (with school ID) are free on Saturdays and Sundays (Museum Collections only).
- - Half price for visitors with disabilities and free entry for one attendant.
- For further information, please contact the museum reception.
Guidelines for Visitors
- - Please refrain from any actions that may disturb other visitors or damage museum facilities.
- - Smoking and eating/drinking inside the museum are strictly prohibited.
- - Photographing the objects on display is not allowed without permission.
- - Dangerous items and pets are also prohibited in the museum (except service animals).
Access to the Museum
approximately 15-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station, East exit (JR Lines, Tokyo Metro subway, Seibu and Tobu Lines), or 6-minute walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line), exits Nos. 6 and 7.
Sunshine City Underground Parking (300 Yen/30 minutes)
Higashi-Ikebukuro 3-1-4, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-8630, Japan
Sunshine City Bunka-kaikan 7th floor
TEL: +81-3-3989-3491 FAX: +81-3-3590-3266
e-mail: museum●orientmuseum.com (replace ● with @)
Free of charge for students and staff who are affiliated with the following universities (please show your student/staff ID at the museum entrance): Kokushikan University, Sophia University, University of the Sacred Heart Tokyo, and Rikkyo University.