Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Washoku's inclusion in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list, the National Museum of Nature and Science will present the special exhibition of Washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine). This exhibition aims to introduce Washoku, which is attracting increasing attention around the world, from various perspectives including science and history, through a diverse range of specimens and exhibits.

* This exhibition was scheduled in 2020, but was canceled due to the influence of coronavirus disease pandemic, and will be held again.

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Special Exhibition WASHOKU: Nature and Culture in Japanese Cuisine


Oct 28, 2023(Sat) ~ Feb 25, 2024(Sun)


National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo

Open Hours


※Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Days Closed

Mondays (expect for Dec 25, Jan 8, Feb 12 and Feb 19), Dec 28 to Jan 1, Jan 9 and Feb 13


National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718


 ・5 min. Walk from JR Ueno Station, Park Exit
 ・10min. Walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/ Hibiya Line Ueno Station
 ・10min. Walk from Keisei Line Keisei Ueno Station


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* Ordinary advance tickets are available for purchase from Oct 4 through, Oct 27.

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National Museum of Nature and Science, The Asahi Shimbun

With the Support of

Agency for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries,
Society of Japanese Food Studies, The Washoku Association of Japan

With the Sponsorship of

Kikkoman Corporation, Sanwa Shurui Co., ltd., East Japan Railway Company, Toppan Inc., Panasonic Holdings Corporation

With the Cooperation of

Cookpad Inc.