See the sights like a pro with the Monorail and Yamanote Line Discount Ticket!

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The Tokyo Monorail is the most efficient way to get from Haneda Airport to the Tokyo city center. You have 13 minutes to enjoy the panoramic view from the windows of its above-street-level track as you make your way to Hamamatsucho Station (to transfer to the JR Yamanote Line). Once again in collaboration with Tokyo Monorail, we’d like to introduce you to a rather wonderful spot: The National Museum of Western Art, which was just recently registered as a World Heritage Site in July 2016.

JR East Lines & Tokyo Monorail
JR East Lines & Tokyo Monorail

The museum’s main building was designed by Le Corbusier, France’s master of modern architecture. Located in Ueno, Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art was registered as a World Heritage Site in July, 2016 along with 17 of his other buildings. This was the first time a "site" that stretched across continents was registered and, as you can imagine, the announcement was one that excited many. Naturally, many tourists have now added the museum to their must-see lists, and its popularity has since seen a sharp increase.

It isn't just the museum building that is worth taking note of, however, there are many treasures being displayed inside of it as well! Countless masterpieces dating from the Renaissance period to the early 20th century can be found adorning the inner walls. The museum houses 10 of Monet's works alone! And the admission fee for the permanent collection is only a mere 430 yen for adults. The National Museum of Western Art is so high on our recommendations list that we urge you to head to Ueno as soon as you arrive at Haneda!

© The National Museum of Western Art ※Unauthorized use is prohibited.
© The National Museum of Western Art ※Unauthorized use is prohibited.

Getting to Ueno from Haneda Airport is a breeze if you take the Tokyo Monorail! The economical Monorail and Yamanote Line Discount Ticket can be used on weekends and holidays. This discount ticket will get you from Haneda Airport to Hamamatsucho Station via the Tokyo Monorail, and then to your desired stop on the JR Yamanote Line for only 500 yen (250 yen for children). It costs 490 yen to get from the Haneda Airport International Terminal Station to Hamamatsucho Station under regular circumstances. This is already almost equivalent to the price of a Monorail and Yamanote Line Discount Ticket, which makes the cost of getting to your desired Yamanote Line station a true bargain.

※Please keep in mind this ticket is only valid for a single one-way trip from Haneda Airport.

[Museum Name: The National Museum of Western Art]

Address
7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Tel
03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
Business Hours
9:30-17:30
Every Friday: 9:30-20:00
Every Saturday: Permanent Collection 9:30-20:00, Special Exhibitions 9:30-Varries by exhibition
※Must enter by 30 mins before closing.
Closed
Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, it will be closed the following day.), New Year’s holidays
※The museum will remain open on 10 (Tues.), 2017.
Admission Fee for the Permanent Collection
General 430 yen, University Student 130 yen, Under 18/Seniors 65+ FREE
URL(Japanese)
http://www.nmwa.go.jp/

[Monorail and Yamanote Line Discount Ticket]

Price
Adult 500 yen, Child 250 yen
Period of availability
(1) Weekends and holidays from April 1, 2016-March 31, 2017
(2) Every day from March 21-31, 2017
Validity period
Valid on the date of purchase only.
For sale
Ticket machines at Haneda Airport International Terminal Station,
Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station, and Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station
Valid for
Travel between the Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Stations and(via transfer from Tokyo Monorail Hamamatsucho Station to the JR Hamamatsucho Station) any station on the JR Yamanote Line
※Valid only for a single one-way trip.
※On the JR Line you may ride freely on any ordinary train (including rapid trains) in ordinary free seating.
URL (English)
http://www.tokyo-monorail.co.jp/english/