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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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A very good museum

It's a museum made of different structures,in every structure we can find different kind of art and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
nether D
via mobile
Unexceptional but still worth a visit.

Our visit coincided with "Respect for the elderly" day which is a holiday in Japan with free entry... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Danbury, United Kingdom
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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.
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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a museum made of different structures,in every structure we can find different kind of art and moment of the Japanese history, absolutely recommended

Thank nether D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our visit coincided with "Respect for the elderly" day which is a holiday in Japan with free entry to the museum. That meant it was extremely busy. The highlight for us was the terracotta figures but other exhibits were interesting and gave some background to...More

Thank pttbw
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here on a very rainy day and really enjoyed strolling around the various buildings and exhibits. Overall an interesting slice of Japanese history, including the impact of influences of everything from China to Buddhism. Highlights for us were some of the amazing illustrated...More

Thank Boh_1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a set of musea near Ueno park (or part of it?). The main building houses a collection of Japanese artifacts, which we found only partly interesting. I was hoping to see a lot of Japanese block prints - as they write they're having...More

Thank Jan_Lelie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe the must-go museum for Tokyo. Worth a visit. Can spend at least 2 hours and many more there. I still like the Main Building most. The tea-house which is said to have a beautiful garden was closed when I visited.

Thank Joey L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are always special exhibitions at the Tokyo National Museum, as well as the permanent fantastic displays and rich things Japanese. If you are carrying coats or knapsacks etc. there is no need to worry there are all sizes of coin lockers that require only...More

1  Thank FHSNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply a must in order to understand a little of the japanese culture and history. The museum has 5 separate buildings with diferent collections and so it would be nice to have the whole day for this. Really awesome big museum shop with everything at...More

Thank ana_moft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a whirlwind 2 and a half weeks in Japan, it was wonderful to stroll around teh national museum for a few hours and just soak it all up. The collections are amazing, wonderfully displayed, some even interactive and if history is your thing (it's...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really need to spend the day as the buildings are quite large, with a lot to see resulting in a lot of walking. Floors are uncompromising so wear comfortable shoes. If you like pots then you will be in pot heaven. I would have...More

Thank Veronica P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All for major museums are in the same area in Ueno. Which is super easy to get to.. the museum floor is set out well so you never feel crowded, tickets easy to buy, a couple of food trucks out the front for snacks and...More

1  Thank greenpawcat
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
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11 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 !
29 November 2015|
Response from tabisuki5 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of this option, however it certainly might exist. They do have printed guides in many languages (English, French, Chinese, Korean, German), and very well-written tags on each work of art.
7 April 2015|
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Response from lawm | Reviewed this property |
a couple of hours minimum. The shop is great, too, and you can always take a break for lunch or a snack and return refreshed! Too good to miss, so take your time.