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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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Ok this museum is about Japan, it just happens to contain, as museums do, an Egyptian mummy. It's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brisbane, Australia
Well thought out museum

This museum is worth of visit. There is plenty os exhibits to visit and it was been well thought... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lyndsay F
Rickmansworth, 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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Ok this museum is about Japan, it just happens to contain, as museums do, an Egyptian mummy. It's about how they have displayed the mummy. The mummy has been given the utmost respect and dignity that, had my other half and I, in awe. I...More

Thank toniwithani
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is worth of visit. There is plenty os exhibits to visit and it was been well thought out.

Thank Lyndsay F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I separated with my friends here. They did the shopping journey, i did my cultural one,lol. And there are so many things to see in ueno park. At that time one of the other museum held a caravaggio exhibition. But i really really wanted to...More

Thank Shinta D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent more than 3 hours at Honkan building, where they showcase the extensive collection on Japanese artwork and artifacts from ancient times to 19 century, from statues, masks, ceramics, poetries, souvenirs, paintings, to swords, armors and costumes (my favorite part). At the entrance, we...More

Thank Meliawati M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could spend and entire day here. Very organized. You have lockers so feel free to leave excess baggage there and walk and be amazed by the amazing Japanese art and culture!

Thank Riccardo R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful museum of art and archaeological exhibits. Well organized introduction to Japanese history and culture.

1  Thank Liblady67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent galleries, steel, pottery, textiles and history. Paintings, scrolls and wonderful kimonos - take your camera!

1  Thank Julia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The numerous exhibition spaces feature both permanent and temporary exhibitions. I particularly enjoyed the Asian collection with its focus on Buddhist artifacts which provided a fascinating insight into the far reaching influences of Buddhism.

1  Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum with a fantastic collection. Lots of books, scrolls, statues, pottery, art, armor, swords...you name it. If you only had time for one museum visit in Ueno, this would be it.

1  Thank tonglongtzu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A collection of buildings makes up the National Museum, and you could spend all day here perusing the various artefacts. Stunning collection of objects and art, my only complaint would be the pain I felt in my knees after an afternoon of walking around, there...More

1  Thank Laura D
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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Is there an English audio guide?
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 !
Is there any guided tour around the museum?
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.
How long should we plan to stay in this museum?
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.