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Idemitsu Museum

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Address: 3-1-1 Marunouchi | 9F Teigeki Building, Chiyoda 100-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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Surprisingly small but quaint

For many years, I have failed to see this famed museum. So with some free time yesterday morning, I resolved to walk the short distance from the hotel to the museum. I was not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

The Idemitsu museum is a jewel in Tokyo! Why? I have learned so much about Japanese art because of its superb collections and important National Treasures the museum share with the visitors.The spectrum is wide and rich in contents and history whether one would like to enjoy the best Japanese ceramics calligraphy,paintings and more!

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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

If you like ceramics then you shouldn't miss the Idemitsu museum. The artwork on display is astonishing. I recommend you visit the national museum in Tokyo as well, as there are some nice ceramics as well. The British Museum in London also has a breathtaking selection of ceramics.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

I went thinking that there was going to be a substantial Georges Rouault exhibit. They had a handful of his paintings in a small room, but I'm under the impression that they will have a bigger exhibit in the fall. HOWEVER...the beautiful scrolls of 19th/early 20th century Japanese calligraphy and paintings are amazing. They have a lovely collection of ceramics... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Is a display of various works of Japanese art, including painting kaligraphi like. So is the art used in Japan.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

For many years, I have failed to see this famed museum. So with some free time yesterday morning, I resolved to walk the short distance from the hotel to the museum. I was not exactly blown away but I look forward to my next time to visit. Obvious care and attention to detail is made by the curators. Indeed, surprisingly... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

This museum has many Japanese paintings such as Rimpa and Ukiyoe. Rimpa collection is fabulous!! Taking photography is permitted without flash.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

This museum on the 9th floor of a modern building in Chiyoda-Ku is a soothing spot where you can enjoy a quiet interlude enjoying Asian art in a comfortable, informal, elegant and relaxed setting. There are five sequential special exhibits annually. Printed information about the art and the exhibit as a whole is provided in English. .We saw a commemoration... More 

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Tokyo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

This museum is perhaps less specialized than other reviewers suggested. Along with the focus on ceramics (Chinese, Korean, Japanese) there are often painted screens, illustrated Buddhist poems etc. It's a small museum that takes <2hrs to get around and has a nice view over some of the grounds of the imperial palace. I found this museum shows a very interesting... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

This is a great museum but will not be of interest unless you have a deep and abiding passion for old pots and associated ceramics and porcelains. It is highly specialized. Assuming that you are a fan of such objects, then this is the place to go. The museum itself is lovely - very modern exhibits, tranquil but helpful lighting,... More 

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