NHK Museum of Broadcasting

Access Guide

The NHK Museum of Broadcasting was opened in 1956 as the first museum exclusively exhibiting the broadcasting items in Atagoyama in Tokyo, the birthplace of Japan's broadcasting history. Japane's broadcasting was started in Japan in 1925. Since then, the broadcasting technology has greatly progressed from radio to television, later to satellite broadcasting and High-Definition,and to digital broadcasting. The museum houses, 20,000 items of broadcasting equipments and 7,000 books and literature related to broadcasting are displayed by rotation.

1st Floor Guide First Floor
1st floorWelcome Zone
Illustrated Broadcasting History

Exhibit of microphones,cameras,and other broadcasting equipment that have embellished the history of broadcasting.
2nd Floor Guide Second Floor
2nd floorAtagoyama 8K theater
Experience Broadcast Studio
Themaatic Exhibition Zone
Memorials for Broadcasting Culture Awards
3rd Floor Guide Third Floor
3rd floorBroadcasting History Zone
Special Exhibition Room

This is a zone where you can see the entire history of broadcasting in Japan.
There are eight sections where broadcast programs of different times are explained in chronological order.
There are also hands-on exhibits,a section that traces the development of broadcasting technology,and a special exhibition room.
4th Floor Guide Fourth Floor
4th floorIn this floor, you can search and watch some of the old NHK programs on-aired before. Also there is a library where you can find literature and information related to broadcasting and its history. Some of the archive images, information and research data on broadcasting accumulated by NHK are disclosed here.