Japan Museums: National Film Center
National Film Center, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
The National Film Center's permanent collection is housed in the 7th floor gallery and is entitled "Nihon Eiga: The History of Japanese Film" (admission 210 yen; hours 11am-6.30pm) and is dedicated to the over 100 year history of Japanese cinema with displays of movie posters, photographs, film-making equipment and other exhibits.
The National Film Center also puts on regular screenings and retrospectives of Japanese movies as well as temporary exhibitions dedicated to Japanese actors, actresses and directors. The NFC is a member of the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF) and co-operates with other member organizations overseas.
National Film Center
3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku
03 3561 0823
Open Tue-Sun 11am-6.30pm (Admission till 6 pm); Cinema 1, Cinema 2, the 7F Gallery and the Library are all wheelchair friendly.
The National Film Center building also includes two cinemas, seating 310 and 151 people respectively, for regular movie screenings, a film collection of 19,000 Japanese and foreign films and the NFC library of books and periodicals on cinema.
The NFC also hosts the annual Pia Film Festival held in September.
The National Film Center is a short walk from Kyobashi station on the Ginza Line of the Tokyo metro and Takaracho station (Exit A4) on the Akasaka Line.
The NFC is also a five-minute walk from Ginza-Itchome station (Exit 7) on the Yurakucho Line and ten minutes from the Yaesu south exit of Tokyo Station.