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Address: 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3822-1111
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Tue - Sun 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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Good gift shop!

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tokyo National Museum is huge and has so much to see, you could spend days here. There are several buildings, special exhibitions were available for an additional fee - we saw Buddhist statues which was beautiful. The Prince Takamado collection netsuke is spectacular, they are toggles used to hold tobacco pouches in place it so intricate and detailed. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is an excellent introduction to Japan's art and artifacts. The exhibitions are well laid out without clutter so seeing each item is easy. The arrangement of the museum allows the development of a sense of context. This museum will take hours but it is time well spent. There are parks galleries and other museums in this precinct making... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a short time to visit here just over an hour. Really well laid out with each room having a different focus. Beautiful cultural artefacts. The museum shop was fabulous as well if looking for a nice momentum. Good for a bit of local culture.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location: good, walk through Ueno Park which is nice. Fee: reasonable Place: too less information about Japan history but for people who love all the ancient stuff like pottery, copper equipments, households and clothing would be a good place, saw a beautiful garden that not open for public but you can take some photos, souvenir shops got all the same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could have spent days at the Tokyo National Museum. We will definitely be coming back . After 3 hours it was sensory overload and we were exhausted. THe sculptures were splendid and generally all the exhibits were excellent. We also throughly enjoyed a performance by Japanese Drummers and a Kabuki group. JUst made our day complete.

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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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