The museum was renovated in the 1990s - 2000s, and currently it has the Global and the Japanese galleries. The galleries are placed in the two different buildings: Japanese Gallery in the former main building of the museum, and the Global Gallery in the new building opened in 1999.
All Japanese labels, signs and indications there are translated in English, and many of the museum's exhibits are interactive like Theater 360 - it is one of the most popular places in the museum. Theater 360 is a spherical theater showing wrap-around movies about nature and space
The nearest to the museum train station is Ueno station and the way will only take about 10 minutes .