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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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Stunning exhibits and beautifully presented

The walk through Park to the Museum was a delight but this Museum has several surprises. The Main... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
Excellent Coverage of Japan

I toured the museum for about 3 hours and found it very comprehensive. I was able to view a number... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Walnut Creek, California
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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 1 week ago

The walk through Park to the Museum was a delight but this Museum has several surprises. The Main section covers the decorative arts of Japan and walk through the two floors with continual surprise. Statues, kimonos, armour and the most amazing textiles - this museum...More

1  Thank ESVincent
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I toured the museum for about 3 hours and found it very comprehensive. I was able to view a number of exhibits with virtually no one in the room. If you are on a time budget I would recommend researching which exhibits would be of...More

2  Thank dawg1012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought the museum has a fairly comprehensive showcase of Japanese artifacts. From carvings, historical documents, textiles, and Samurai swords! Unfortunately, I had a limited time to read everything in-depth. My only suggestion for improvement would be an interactive section to give you a rest...More

Thank planetemgonz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit, if detailed,may require a couple of hours. A collection of incredibly beautiful Japanese paintings/drawings is on display. I found the robes’ and samurai armor’s exhibition very interesting too. In a separate building, the exhibition of Asia ex-Japan artifacts.

2  Thank Michele489
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is composed of several buildings, housing art and historical artifacts. There was so much to see and they did a great job presenting Japanese history from prehistoric times to the 20th century.

Thank Edinburghrez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here one day to see three museums in Ueno parc. We liked the science museum but this didn't interest us at all. The english translation of the displayed items was poor and had very little information. A sign with the text:"Japnese bowl" doesnt...More

3  Thank Cecilia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Museum collection is so vast and varied that they change the main displays every three months, so everyone can have a look at the enormous diversity of pieces of art they have in their warehouses. Anything else said about this amazing museum would...More

2  Thank Higuma2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours here exploring Japanese history. Was super easy to find from the Ueno train station after short walk through a park. Easy to follow in English and full of beautiful objects. Also had morning tea in the Winter sun which was...More

Thank DavidAndrewMatthews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is not very crowded so you can explore some art collections and understand more about Japanese history.

1  Thank Trang B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Tokyo National Museum is large and consists of several floors and divided into halls. It is a great place to catch a glimpse of life in Japan in the past and includes a wide array of kimono dresses, a wide collection of samurai swords,...More

Thank Tan8888
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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Questions & Answers
27 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.
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.