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National Museum of Japanese History

Open Now: 09:30 - 16:30
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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Japanese history museum

This is an excellent museum, quite large and very helpful for non Japanese speakers, we didnt get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marc T
One whole day for history

Since I am interested in Japanese culture and society I found the museum amazingly interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
rdzma2618
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum, quite large and very helpful for non Japanese speakers, we didnt get to see everything due to time however we were quite enthralled with the artifacts on show ,models and original items.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marc T
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Since I am interested in Japanese culture and society I found the museum amazingly interesting. Sadly, I was short on time and could only visit half of the exhibitions. If you like Japanese history, you should come prepared for a whole day walking around this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank rdzma2618
Reviewed 23 April 2018

My Japanese friend year after year tries to find new places to take me within a few hours of Narita. This mid April, he took me to this museum about mid afternoon. I was thinking ok, a way to kill some time. This museum first...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank biknrun
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

A very interesting museum! We did not expect to spend more than 3 hours here! Had to cut back on our lunch.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank WTisSearching
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Located next to the Botanical Garden of Everyday Life the National Museum of Japanese History is the perfect place to spent a day soaking in the culture and beauty of Japan. The entry fee to the museum is a very reasonable 420yen. The museum allows...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Richard K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This museum took you right through Japanese history, it had big and small displays and building/town replicas and was really fun and informative. Was great for both adults and kids. There was even a huge indoor play ground for kids. The audio tour was also...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Annabelle M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

here is about Japan History. I hope to visit here again bcaz many many things have to study go go go

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LoveNeko
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This museum is so big and full of history. We decided to check properly only some little older things and concentrated 20th century. That was good combination, took some two hours and learned a lot. Here it is easy to get history overload. Make a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We rented a car and drove 2600 miles in Japan. It was an incredible three week trip. We were really sorry we did not start our trip by going to this museum outside of Tokyo. We had a flight home from Narita Airport in the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank aekrfk
Reviewed 11 May 2016

It is surprising to find such a good museum in an area that does not seem central. This museum covered all aspects of Japanese history, from the dawn of civilisation to the post war era. We even found Godzilla! Japanese museums do wonderful dioramas and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank cravingescape
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