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Tokyo National Museum

Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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it's just a great place to learn Japanese culture, the museum is big and one day is not enough to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naz Q
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Nice collection of Japanese art. I liked the old stuff more than the kimonos

I liked the old stuff more than the kimonos, but it was all high quality. The swords reminded me... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very traditional museum and was therefore not suitable at all for us as a family with young children. Our children generally enjoy visiting museums but this one is not laid out with young children in mind. There are signs asking for quiet...More

Thank georginak140
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it's just a great place to learn Japanese culture, the museum is big and one day is not enough to see everything, it wasn't expensive (about 600 yen) for such a monumental museum))) except for Japanese culture there are others (Korean, Chinese,Indian ,Indonesian and so...More

Thank Naz Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the old stuff more than the kimonos, but it was all high quality. The swords reminded me of the ones my father brought back from Japan at the end of WW II.

Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a small entrance fee, made cheaper if you’re students. Good value for money as there are a few museums in the area included in that entrance fee. Lots to see about history mainly and a bit of art.

1  Thank Edward C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really impressed by some of the objects at this museum. Overall very nice buildings and presentations. Highlights included amazing swords, beautiful kimonos and precious lacquerware. Highly recommended if you’re into seeing beautiful objects.

Thank mattycq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first museum my family and I visited on our recent trip to the Tokyo. All in all, it was a good museum with several nice pieces. One important thing to be aware of is that this museum is just one of several...More

Thank MaxKingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My visit just went to re-enforce my view that the REAL treasures of Japan lie in the hands of private temples like in Kyoto or Nara. Obviously, they do not want to give them up as it probably their main revenue source. However, the exception...More

Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not that many items - signs do have English translations so a bonus. Only ok. There are a lot of museums in the area it is in which is interesting. We thought the historical kimonos were the best part.

Thank T M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum is huge. Explanation are in English (95%). Exhibitions are great (Asian fabrics, sculptures, paintings, pottery,...they have a good description at their website). You can buy an audio guide or just use the app of the museum (free). They have a lot of places to...More

1  Thank RosiBerlin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed six full hours to see all four buildings, visiting every exhibit on every floor available. We read most of the descriptions in each room and took several photos of some of our favorite works of art. We learned a lot about the history...More

1  Thank Sine-Wave
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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
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