e-Museum is an official application of National Institute for Cultural Heritage.

You can see the high-resolution images and descriptions of approximately 1,000 national treasures and important cultural properties owned by the four museums: Tokyo National Museum, Kyoto National Museum, Nara National Museum, and Kyusyu National Museum. The images of the items can be freely enlarged, and this allows you to fully appreciate every single detail. Some of picture scrolls and scriptures can be seen throughout from the beginning to the end. Additionally, you can quickly call up your favorite scenes or parts after adding to bookmarks.

Please enjoy excellent cultural properties from clay dolls in the Jomon period to modern oil paintings in a new style.

■ Main function

- By freely scrolling, enlarging, and reducing, see the high-solution images of national treasures and important cultural properties owned by the four museums of National Institute for Cultural Heritage.

- Search items by categories or keywords.

-This application and descriptions are available in Japanese, English, French, Simplified Chinese, and Korean. The language will be automatically switched depending on the application settings.

- A part or scene can be registered in Bookmarks and can be recalled later. In addition, the association with a Twitter account allows Bookmarks to be shared with other users.

■Terms of Use

- When using this application, you will need an Internet connection via 3G or Wi-Fi. Make sure your device is connected to the Internet before using it.

What’s New

Version 3.1

Change store wording

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Sandra Nazario ,


This app has so many beautiful pictures and best of all gives u info about the pics nice well done 

Daibusshi ,

Exceeds other "museum" apps

Very satisfying to browse, informative, and the pics are impressive in both quality and multiple-angle variety.

OtakuUSA?!?!? ,


It take a long time to load. So if u have nothing else better to do this apps for u. I used it on the pot 💩


National Institutes for Cultural Heritage
60.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© National Institutes for Cultural Heritage


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