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Nezu Museum

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Address: 6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
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Interesting collection is a sleek setting

Cool museum. The building itself is a must-see for architecture types and the sculpture garden is fantastic.

Reviewed 27 January 2016
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

Cool museum. The building itself is a must-see for architecture types and the sculpture garden is fantastic.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

What a treat. This museum was quite unexpectedly amazing. A well curated series of art and artefacts, relating to the year of the monkey, and the plum, bamboo and pine. Some were Chinese, others Japanese. Screens, kimonos, bronze artefacts dating back to the 11th century BC. The outstanding surprise was the garden. I won't spoil it for you, just to... More 

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Bale, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Really nice architecture & exhibition. Perfect for architecture lovers as it combines opposite materials like bamboo and concrete. Enjoyed the garden on a sunny day.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

We visited the Nezu Museum on a hot day in early September. We took a long subway ride to get near the museum them walked with the aid of Google maps; it was easy to find but the sign outside of the museum is not so easy to spot. The museum is part museum and part beautiful garden. The collection... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

The real gem in the Nezu Museum's collection is actually its gardens. They provide a peaceful getaway right in the heart of one of Tokyo's busiest districts. The fine art on display is also of very high quality with exhibits rotating about once every three months or so. An ideal place to step back and contemplate.

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Thank stepheninasia
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

I am surprise that many trip guides missed out this Museum. The museum is "small", in terms of the exhibition area, one have to admit it. However, the architecture and the garden is just wonderful. Different from the others art museum in the area, Nezu in particularly focused on traditional Japanese which makes it worth visiting during travel .

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

The garden itself was worth the price of admission. Great collection of Japanese and Chinese objects. The architecture of the building itself was also impressive.

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Reviewed 25 November 2015

A wonderful museum with exhibitions that change every two to three months. We saw beautiful 17th century scrolls and folding screens that illustrate the tales of Genji and other famous monogatari from even earlier periods. There is also a fine display of Chinese bronzes. The main tea-house has good coffee, tea and snacks. There is also an extensive garden which... More 

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Reviewed 19 November 2015

Two for the price of one: a beautifully designed small museum of art treasures from ancient Japan and China, and an exquisite and extensive garden, with small stream and pond and several tea houses (for formal tea ceremonies), where it's hard to believe you're in the heart of the metropolis of Tokyo. Paths wind downward, passing evocative old stone lanterns... More 

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Reviewed 19 November 2015

Interesting but small collection of Japanese art and artifacts. The Gardens make the visit. Especially with autumn leaves. Building itself is also special.

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