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Nezu Museum

6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3400-2536
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Ranked #1 of 86 Attractions in Minato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 203 Reviews
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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New York City
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Located in posh Aoyama amid fancy premium brand stores (Prada, Cartier, etc.), Nezu Museum is small but the building is gorgeous (Kengo Kuma is the architect), and has a spectacular garden. I believe it is built on the site of the Nezu family mansion.

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Step away into another world to this quiet museum away from the noise of Tokyo. The exhibits change and it is worth looking online for what you are interested in, but it is a beautifully designed building with varied interesting exhibits - from pottery to screens, kimonos to sculptures. The gift shop was the best we saw during our week... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this is a real gem. we have been living on tokyo for 2 years now and this place is one of the cutest we have seen so far. tiny park but well worth the visit. will be back in summer. there is a nice cafe with a view to the garden pond. food didn't seem expensive either.

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Bodo, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nice museum with a huge and beautiful garden. Great for a break from the cityscape. The exhibition inside was ok, not great.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

An ideal museum for an autumn a’noon. A small exhibition (nice for a change), in a beautiful designed museum. The cafe is a wonderful construction with views into the beautiful Japanese garden. Nice menu. All very refined, stylish and relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

For a first time Japan traveler, I was pleasantly surprised by how amazing the garden of this museum is. Through the designed path , you will be embraced by the Zen atmosphere and beautiful artifacts around you. You will feel the beauty of nature even you are standing in the one of the busiest city in the world. Aside from... More 

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

A great place to visit. The garden is an excellent example of the Japanese style in a small space. The museum had a fascinating exhibition of early sculpture and bronzes. The early painted scrolls were delightful. Well worth a visit.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I enjoyed this museum especially the grounds. It is a small private that is tucked away on a small out of way street. The exhibits are alright. What I really liked were the grounds. It was a peaceful walk through the grounds. Up and down stone stairs through some old gardens. I would recommend this museum.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The best garden I've ever seen. It was not only carefully cared but also very unique in its own way, especially on Autumn, when you can see the leaves turn yellow. The museum was great too, but the best place imo was the tea ceremony places.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Nezu museum is a wonderful place to escape the bustle of central Tokyo. The museum features rotating exhibits of the Nezu collection, most of which are exceptional. The real draw for me however is the garden at the museum. This is a masterpiece in its own right... a fabulous place to sit and have a cup of tea in... More 

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