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Address: 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3822-1111
09:30 - 17:00
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This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and...

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.

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Excellent Museum covering a broad range of subjects

This is a great museum with plenty of exhibits covering a broad range of subjects on Japan. Photography is allowed unless otherwise indicated and the class of exhibits is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum with plenty of exhibits covering a broad range of subjects on Japan. Photography is allowed unless otherwise indicated and the class of exhibits is excellent. It is easy to navigate and not overly crowded. Some of the exhibits are rotated so that the articles in the archives get to be seen now and again by... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you may expect this museum is very extensive and well laid out. A mind boggling amount of artifacts, art, and exhibits showcasing Japanese history and of course impressive collections from around the world as well. If you enjoy museums this one is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to quite some museums around the world, this is one of my fav. Impressive, splendid, full of tradition Japanese and Asia artifacts. Might take you a whole day to slowly enjoy and appreciate every details those displays offer. Half a day if you try to grab everything quick. It's really worth a visit if you happen to be in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is home to the best Japanese art collection in the world. Even if the lighting or display could be improved, a visit to Tokyo would be incomplete without seeing TNM. Be sure to visit the exquisite Gallery of Horyuji Treasures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to a lot of museums. I went to Beijing museums. I find much of the artifacts to be very similar. Noteworthy things this museum include: several different swords, and explanations about how the smith was identified; some very unique modern(ish) art; information about the preservation of artifacts and art; a cool (free) postcard design table. The gift shop... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great selection of Japanese artefacts from the ages and a very well stocked gift shop (for post cards). Well worth the entrance fee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We enjoyed a morning looking round this museum which, unlike many Western Museums, is quite minimalist in its approach to display, given the available space. The building is large and the galleries are not crammed with exhibits - items are thoughtfully displayed - each one has been carefully chosen to represent an aspect of Japanese culture, history and workmanship. This... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We only did the Japanese part but it was already very interesting. You can see historic artefacts about japanese history. The only little thing is that not everything is explained in english but they have a lot of documentation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Spent 3 hours at these 4 different museums (all in the same compound). Fully english descriptions so it was a very interesting trip. If you like seeing old things (pottery from 11,000 BC) up until current items this is a great way to spend the afternoon. AND you can take pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The gallery is spectacular as a building and as a collection. The entrance is beautiful (with a zen water spot) and the gallery hosts both permanent and temporary collection. We decided for the permanent treasure: Hokusai, statues, kimono, old strolls, great masterpieces are shown to the public. The museum shop is great too. There is also ed educational arra for... More 

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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 sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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