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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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An excellent destination for art and history lovers

Tokyo National Museum is one of several excellent museums located within Ueno Park. It has multiple... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gabriel H
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
Cultural history at its best

This is a extensive museum & you really need to allocate either a morning or afternoon to get the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travella2016
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Kempsey, Australia
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This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and artworks in the world. With over 100,000 pieces and room to display only 4,000, exhibits are rotated constantly.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national museum” (70 reviews)
“main building” (51 reviews)
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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tokyo National Museum is one of several excellent museums located within Ueno Park. It has multiple wings, and covers archeology, history and especially art. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours in each wing. The audio guides are highly recommended: they provide in-depth...More

Thank Gabriel H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a extensive museum & you really need to allocate either a morning or afternoon to get the full benefit. We had limited time so only took in a few of the display halls on the first floor. Some exhibitions had a NO PHOTO...More

Thank travella2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about two hours here and found the museum to be filled with lots of history and much to see in the two out of three buildings. The third building was closed. The areas that stood out for us during our visit to the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the visit to this museum. It was very easy to move around and very easy to understand the various objets as the explanations in English were very clear. The staff was very helpful and friendly, as well. I really enjoyed the visit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a fantasist history exhibition, easy to wander, very respectful personnel, huuuuge!! and you have no right to take photos; unless being sneaky

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tokyo National Museum is the largest museum in Japan, and contains over 117,000 items, including 88 National treasures, and 634 Important Cultural Properties. It collects, preserves, restores, and displays these items, as well as conducting research , promotes understanding, and provides educational activities. It...More

1  Thank Judi L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit as was most other things in Ueno Park, Too big for the time we had left. Must do again next visit.

Thank mconnor042
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to experience the history and culture of Japan. We spent a couple of hours and saw everything here. Of course you can spend much more time. Great examples of samurai swords and armor, traditional dress and ceramics. The gift shop has...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is comprised of four buildings. The two central buildings have a collection of Japanese art and antiquities. The building on the right is other Asian art and antiquities, while the left one is for temporary exhibits. Although the museum size seems daunting, you...More

Thank Geopiggy
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The museum is well organized and interesting. If you are in Tokyo and you have few time, this is the museum to visit. Dont miss !

Thank Andrea438
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Nearby
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
...More
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James M
28 April 2018|
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Response from Aubrey F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you'll need to pay for it.
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jct263
26 September 2017|
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Response from pasweet | Reviewed this property |
Slippers are not required. Any time we did need to wear slippers though they were provided.
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10 June 2017|
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Response from bea2504 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is english audio guide . May be rented at the entrance. Better to go in the morning to 'catch' one- the english audio guide is in a high demand and the stock is over. Have fun !
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