Each year on March 3rd in Japan, many families display intricate dolls in celebration of hinamatsuri, or Girls' Day. A special event taking place at the Tokyo National Museum until March 21st will explore these dolls in more detail, with a variety of them to appreciate - some even date back to the 17th Century.
Admission to the event is priced at 1000 yen. Advance reservations are required - please refer to the official museum website for more information.
The Tokyo National Museum is easily accessible via several different train stations.
For those using JR lines, the museum is 10 minutes walk from either Ueno or Uguisudani Station.
For those using the Tokyo Metro subway, the museum is 5 minutes walk from Ueno Station (Ginza or Hibiya line), or 15 minutes walk from Nezu Station (Chiyoda Line).
If you opt to drive, the museum is around 5 minutes from the Shuto Expressway's Ueno Exit. Do note that there is no dedicated parking at the museum, however there are various paid lots in the surrounding area.
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