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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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Enjoyed the art museum.

We visited the art museum and did the self guided tour on the second floor. Which was perfect for... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Travelingwithgirls
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Houston, Texas
Not one museum, but many

The TNM, as it calls itself, is actually a complex of seven or so buildings, including a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Pen_Princess
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Berlin, Germany
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“main building” (46 reviews)
“national museum” (60 reviews)
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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited the art museum and did the self guided tour on the second floor. Which was perfect for our family. The English pamphlet gave a good overview of the evolution of Japanese art. One ticket lets you into multiple museums.

1  Thank Travelingwithgirls
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The TNM, as it calls itself, is actually a complex of seven or so buildings, including a beautiful gate which is only open on weekends. The building pictured above focuses on art, and it is connected to the archeology wing, which I enjoyed slightly more...More

Thank Pen_Princess
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

How can you not have a single piece of Hokusai on display? It is like Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam without a single Rembrandt. Waste of time!

2  Thank BastiaanNL
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We went there and did not know what to expect as the last museum had very little english explanations. This Museum had english explanation and was beautifully presented. We were able to see items 100 to thousands of years old, from currency,art, ancient maps,uniforms,swords and...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The museum is great with beautiful pieces of art work. If you are short of time, follow the highlights route! Cheap entrance fee. Good restaurant in the grounds. Highly recommended!

Thank PriscilaMP
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The museum is located at the north end of Ueno Park which is worth a visit itself. It has excellent displays of Japanese historic items and also art. It is not large so a couple of hours is all you need. On the main floor...More

Thank Doreen O
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Conveniently located in Ueno Park, this museum houses one of the more comprehensive collections of Japanese and asian art and artifacts, from swords to laquerware, to traditional clothing, to paintings. You could go to a lot of little museums for each individual area, or you...More

Thank Marina P
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Tokyo National Museum is made up of 6 buildings, all in digestible bite size chunks, so as to minimise the potential for museum fatigue. We visited the central building, the Honkan Building, as it had Japanese art, ceramics and textiles - as well as...More

Thank Frank V
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This museum cost around 620 yen and has carefully chosen exhibits and spacious rooms. The shop is excellent too. Be sure to enjoy more than the popular samurai suits...there is so much more to enjoy...like the Buddhist sutras, Ukiyo-e and the kimonos.

Thank jeaster1
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Tokyo National Museum and the surroundings are worth a visit to understand the history and culture of Japan. A good way to spend an afternoon or morning, especially if it's raining. We went with a Japanese friend who felt it was an important part of...More

Thank 355zaibam
Nearby
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
...More
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jct263
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.
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lpslps
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 !
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sohjd
29 November 2015|
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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.
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