In the Nikon Museum, we present exhibits about the history, products and technologies of Nikon’s various businesses. We hope that you gain an appreciation of the aspirations that Nikon has continued to pursue since its foundation, and for how Nikon has evolved.

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In this display, you can see about 500 items, from the Nikon Model I to digital SLR cameras and interchangeable lenses. You can also enjoy a "Hands-on Corner", where you can handle SLR film cameras from various generations. In addition, in the "Brochure Library", you can view brochures of Nikon products on a specially designed monitor.

Synthetic Silica Glass Ingot

This 130cm long glass ingot is a symbol of the Nikon Museum. Visitors are permitted to touch it. It is an embodiment of Nikon’s optical material manufacturing technologies. We hope that you appreciate its size, beauty and technological value.


This exhibit displays the progress of our industrial equipment and technologies. Here we introduce Nikon products and technologies that contribute to various industries, such as Semiconductor Lithography Systems, FPD Lithography Systems, measurement and inspection instruments, and encoders.
Semiconductor lithography systems are considered “the most precise equipment in history”. We display the “NSR-1505G2A”, an early model of the Nikon semiconductor lithography system, which is registered as Essential Historical Material for Science and Technology at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo. In this unprecedented exhibition, you can actually operate an exhibited lithography system and stage.

Bioscience and Medical Imaging

This exhibit introduces Nikon’s activities in the healthcare and medical fields. Through videos and displays of actual equipment, you can learn about the advances in Nikon microscopes, various products used in the latest developments in the medical field, and Nikon's challenges in even newer areas of medical technology.
iPS cells are a major focus in the field of regenerative medicine. Here we show the BioStation CT Cell Culture Observation System, which is utilized in iPS cell research. The N-SIM Super Resolution Microscope, which achieves double the resolution of conventional optical microscopes, is also displayed.


Nikon continuously contributes to space observation and development. Here we explain such activities using panels and models, from astronomical observation devices to optical probes mounted on satellites.