Near Ueno Park is the Tokyo National Museum. It houses an impressive collection of artifacts. It is home to a stunning collection of Japanese classical sculptures, pottery, and paintings, even if they don’t display the Five Swords Under Heaven.
The building itself is an architectural masterpiece. Unknown to many, it’s also a great wedding venue. These photos were taken by Japanese Twitter user @starpla3.
A loving couple is standing together on the grand stone staircases in the museum’s entrance hall. The steps give the photos a sense of scale to the long, flowing gown of the bride. However, the interior aesthetics of the museum’s entry hall lends the images a timeless feel.
Users online met these stunning photos with gasps and suteki! which means “Lovely.” Many of these people are now contemplating having their photos taken there one day.
However, you should note that finding your soulmate will only be half of the work required to have your wedding photos taken in the building. Photographers are not permitted inside the building during regular visiting hours. Special-permission photo shoots such as @starpla3 require reservations.
These usually need to be made through a professional photographer studio. The museum is a premier institution of its kind in Japan. It is also constantly cycling its exhibits and preparing for special exhibitions. Therefore, reservations slots are very limited and must be made under the museum’s off-hours operation.
However, even that could have a positive side. @starpla3 obtained a reservation for an early morning shoot before the museum officially opened. The visual result was the dazzling sunlight casting long shadows through the hall’s east-facing windows. Even if you have to get up at a very early hour, these photos are well worth the effort.