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Atago Area

NHK Museum of Broadcasting

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The world's first museum dedicated to broadcasting, where visitors can experience everything about the subject.

The NHK Museum of Broadcasting, which opened in 1956 as the world's first museum dedicated to broadcasting, has numerous unique exhibitions and facilities. It allows people from any generation, from children to seniors, to enjoy the charm of broadcasting (there is no admission fee).
The first floor is the Welcome Zone. The Illustrated Broadcasting History, located at the front of the entrance, introduces the history of broadcasting, starting with the beginning of radio broadcasting, through illustrations. If you press the touch panel, videos from each time period are displayed. In addition, across the passage on the opposite side is a wall displaying microphones, cameras, and other devices that have colored the history of broadcasting.
Atagoyama 8K Theater, located on the mezzanine, allows visitors to experience the intense video and audio of 8K Super Hi-Vision with a massive 200-inch screen and 22.2-multichannel sound. At the nearby Experience Broadcast Studio, visitors can try being an announcer or weather forecaster, as well as enjoy virtual videos.
Ascending to the second floor, there is the Thematic Exhibition Zone, which exhibits changes in broadcast programs and technology through the four themes of drama, the Olympics, music, and children's programming.
The third floor is the History Zone. This area uses precious materials, broadcasting equipment, and more to explain the history of broadcasting, from the start of radio broadcasting, past the appearance of television, and arriving at the current 8K era, in an easy-to-understand fashion. In addition, exhibitions exploring various broadcasting themes are held as the occasion demands in the Special Exhibition Room.
The fourth floor has the Program Library and the Reference Library. Here, visitors can view past NHK programs and read broadcasting-related books and magazines.

Address: 2-1-1 Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5400-6900
Hours: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)
Closed: Mondays (in the case of national and substitute holidays, it is open, and the museum is closed the following Tuesday), New Year's holiday
Access: An 8-minute walk from Kamiyacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line