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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 8-36 Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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I had gone to the Ueno Park on a Monday. This was only 1 of 2 places available, as it was raining wanted a place to get away from the wet. Turned out to be rather interesting. A... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2015
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

The special exhibits are cramped, expensive, and the museum DOES NOT limit the amount of visitors that can enter, so the exhibits are wall to wall people. You simply cannot engage with the displays since you have to spend all your time trying not to step on people's feet (it really does get that crowded - and I'm here on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Great art work, many different styles, very professional and kids.friendly staff, saw Balthus' works. Neither adults nor kids got bored. No Japanese language skills needed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

I had gone to the Ueno Park on a Monday. This was only 1 of 2 places available, as it was raining wanted a place to get away from the wet. Turned out to be rather interesting. A place for seeing contemporary art. My visit co-insided with a local artists exhibition. I was lucky enough to catch some of the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

We went to this museum at the end of the day and most in my group were tired and wet. I found the museums buildings beautiful, some were old and some were new. We visited the permanent Japane exhibit which I found fascinating. I enjoyed looking at the old kimonos and the remnants of scolls. I wish that I had... More 

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Massafra, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

I was there to watch the exhibition of Balthus' works and I was positively surprised by the way they organized it. The exhibition path was very easy to follow... better if they add some English explanations too!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Museum offers top-notch exhibits with artists from all over the world, to art work with Japanese influence and more. Current Balthus exhibit is three floors of stunning and intriguing work. Location is an additional bonus to the museum, located in Ueno near parks, boating, the zoo, shopping and other stellar museums.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

Lots of oil paintings, no sculptured art. I am giving this 5/5 because it is beautiful for those who enjoy this sort of art. It is not for me but I recognize the beauty for what it is.

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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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