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Museums of the Far East

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Address: Avenue Van Praet 44, Brussels 1020, Belgium
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+32 2 268 16 08

The Japanese Tower is home to the refined art objects that were made in the...

The Japanese Tower is home to the refined art objects that were made in the Land of the Rising Sun for export to the West. The items in the showcases of the Chinese Pavilion represent an extensive survey of the Chinese export porcelain to the West. The Museum of Japanese Art houses the rich collection of Japanese art.

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Amazing place, not so far from the Atomium (just a stop or two by a tram). Unfortunatelly it was closed due to the construction. Worth seeing anyway, because it looks so identical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2014
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Amazing place, not so far from the Atomium (just a stop or two by a tram). Unfortunatelly it was closed due to the construction. Worth seeing anyway, because it looks so identical to the Japanese/Chinese buildings!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We went to see this place after a long walk through the park from the Atomium. Unfortunately when we got there we saw that it was closed for renovation! The signs on the temporary fence were in Dutch and French so we couldn't understand what was happening or when. Luckily the grounds were still open around the Chinese pavilion. The... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

This museum and the garden around are worth a visit despite all asperities! The personnel is not the most welcoming or communicative, some of the presentation catalogues in the rooms are only in Flemish, the French ones gone with no trace, the Japanese Tour seems dusty and like it's seen better days, the underground passage towards the Japanese Tour is... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

At 4 Euros/ ticket for the Japanese art museum, Japanese Tower and Chinese Pavillion, this visit is a bargain. Built for the international exhibition, a visit to this complex helps put some art nouveau influences in context. To get there directly, your best option is line 3 to Araucaria.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

+The Japanese&Chinese Towers are 2 museums.I have travelled a lot in Europe but never seen sth like this.Also,there is a really nice park to walk or ride your bike. -The stuff isn't really helpfull.I asked them for information("why were the towers built?by whom?etc)and they didn't really know.. *The price ticket is 3euro for students and 4 for adults. *Trams 3... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

Staff will not provide the audioguide that is included with the price of admission without holding your passport as collateral. Ticket office staff need to upgrade their customer relations skills.

Thank Chevy C

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