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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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Fabulous Museum. Do not miss it.

One of the best museums I have been to. The collection of Japanese art and artifacts is excellent... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
An interesting introduction to Japanese culture

Not the biggest of museums but still lots to see, especially the beautifully embroidered kimonos... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
London, United Kingdom
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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 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

One of the best museums I have been to. The collection of Japanese art and artifacts is excellent. I'd say its a must see if you are in Tokyo. The entire park in Ueno was a blast.

Thank DogDoggie
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Not the biggest of museums but still lots to see, especially the beautifully embroidered kimonos and silk screens. Don't miss the ancient teahouses in the gardens at the back. You have to leave your bags in lockers at the entrance but the 100 yen is...More

Thank Mojitoargos
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting and interested in history of the country, this is must see in Tokyo. Easy access too. But if you expect to see only samurai stuff, you will be disappointed, because its only a small part of the museum and history. And...More

Thank kikikaykay
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Outstanding museum to keep the family entertained. kids really enjoyed it. The entrance fee provided entry to 2 museums (Asian history) and the Japanese museum. Well worth it to explore and understand Japanese history.

Thank Pdads7
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Deserves more than a couple hours. Subway goes there easily. April 1 cherry blossom time made it extra special. I rate this as adult, children probably wouldn't appreciate it. Storage lockers on premises.

Thank TravellinJack63
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This was one of the few museums we had on our itinerary in Japan, and it left us wanting. Just felt like a really big building with large, mostly empty rooms. For instance I was particularly interested in the room with weapons and armor. I...More

Thank astaplet82
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The entrance fee is 620yen and you can buy it at the entrance of the museum. Currently there is an exhibition Hidden Treasure from the national museum and you have to pay the additional fee around 1400yen. The opening hours is from 9:30 to 17:30.

Thank Tiara K
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Really huge place- takes at least 3 hours to do it justice. Very cool interactive portions to some exhibits! Was a street festival outside when we went.

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 13 May 2016

It's worth visiting the National Museum, there's a few buildings in the compound, definitely plenty to see. Located at the beautiful Ueno Park. You can check out and learn more about Japanese art, artifacts, paintings, samurai's armor and swords (Awesome!), sculptures, and etc...... Takes about...More

Thank Kelvin L
Reviewed 13 May 2016

the building and the layout is old(hasn't changed much since it's opened) and doesn't look cool as international standard but the number of collections and their value are the top of japan. national treasures and famous art facts..surprisingly they are desplayed as just one of...More

Thank Akiko H
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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11 June 2017|
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Response from bea2504 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is english audio guide . May be rented at the entrance. Better to go in the morning to 'catch' one- the english audio guide is in a high demand and the stock is over. Have fun !
29 November 2015|
Response from tabisuki5 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of this option, however it certainly might exist. They do have printed guides in many languages (English, French, Chinese, Korean, German), and very well-written tags on each work of art.
7 April 2015|
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Response from lawm | Reviewed this property |
a couple of hours minimum. The shop is great, too, and you can always take a break for lunch or a snack and return refreshed! Too good to miss, so take your time.