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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

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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Japan at its best.

Great place for experiencing japanesse culture. Guides in english are avaible for additional fee. But it is worth of spending money.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2016
Poznan, Poland
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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Great place for experiencing japanesse culture. Guides in english are avaible for additional fee. But it is worth of spending money.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

If you wanna see some stuffed animals then go ahead!!.. it is very basic with no English description at all..

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Tokyo National Museum is the oldest and largest of Japan's top-level national meseums Took subway from Suehirocho Station nearby hotel to Ueno Station. Along the walking journey to the museum, there are many other museums around the Ueno Park. Current special exhibition Terracota Warriors (¥1600, inclusive of permanent galleries entry) showcases many different artefacts from the one held in Singapore... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is a must Tao get a full idea of Japanese art and culture. Plus the museum always has a special exhibition showing plus secondary Exhibitions in addition to the standard pieces. You need to pay extra for the special Exhibition but it is worth the extra as they always have something special and I saw The Terracotta Warrior exhibition.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Tokyo museum lies at Ueno park and is really worth a visit. Nonetheless we were a bit disappointed as much of the exhibition is really oriented at local people... much calligraphy, beautiful of course but hard to understand and fully appreciate for non japanese speaking people. What was easier to understand is the part about the Samurai traditions, with swords... More 

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LaPorte, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

You can literally spend a day here. Even if you 'rushed' through all the exhibits you would still spend a half a day here. There are great examples of samurai armor and swords. There is also nice examples of art from various periods. It reminded me of the Met in New York City...not quite as big, but still pretty large.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is the most expansive set of museum that I have ever visited except for the louvre. You would do best to decide what art you want to see. One exhibit which is surprisingly good is the Chinese art. The middle eastern art is also one of a kind and feature pieces dating as far back a 22BC. Be prepared... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We were lucky to see the Taiko Drum performance for celebrating new year. It was awesome! They closed on the new year holiday and opened again on the 2nd of Jan and we decided to wait to see it and it was a great decision!

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

If you are a history or art buff....this is a must....you can combine with a visit to the zoo or the many other museums nearby....excellent for a rainy day.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is a large museum covering several buildings so plan to spend many hours if you wish to see it all. The exhibits are very well presented and it was a fascinating museum to visit. In addition to the exhibits they had a live cultural performance outside in the courtyard.

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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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