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Nezu Museum

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Address: 6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3400-2536
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This is my and wife's favorite museum in Tokyo. It is small, but so well done with frequent temporary visits and an interesting permanent collection. And the garden is not to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is my and wife's favorite museum in Tokyo. It is small, but so well done with frequent temporary visits and an interesting permanent collection. And the garden is not to be missed. It is tranquil, private (you feel alone), and quite larger than expected (water features, much flora, statuary, etc.). If you want a museum that takes 1-2 hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Because the garden is tucked in a little valley among the buildings and it entails a spring and little creek, the views (at ground level rather than looking up) are superb. Some of the creek crossings are made of big stones that are not always level but you can visit a large part of the garden even with a stroller.... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Kengo kuma always delivers, tucked away in aoyama is this museums / zen garden with an even lovely cafe in it A must for all tourists , this boutique museum

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

By all means go through the halls of art, but do absolutely step out into the garden. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the cafe. The garden is quiet, peaceful, and makes it hard to believe you're in Tokyo. Near Omotesando so you can shop afterwards. Near cafes and restaurants. A must stop while in Tokyo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Even if you not a great fan of museums this is a great place to go because it is small and well done. The garden is in itself worth it. I was impressed by the copper objects from the Chinese Shang Dynasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The Museum itself is home to some fascinating permanent exhibits and often houses amazing Japanese exhibitions - ceramics, screens, water colours, etc. There is also an up-market museum shop where some interesting souvenirs of your visit can be picked up. The real attraction, however, is the garden - particularly in Spring and the Autumn when the colours are incredible. Photographers,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We happened upon this museum when we were walking around Omotosando. A nice space with a few small galleries. I would check the exhibits being featured, but if in the area, worth popping in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

I went to Nezu Museum on a cold sunny afternoon in February 2015. The museum exhibits only a small part of the collection at a given time. But what collections! The artefacts are well presented and amazing. Sure only a portion is shown but in many cases it is better to spend time on a few items than to what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Museums are really a part of Japanese life. It is heartwarming to see that so much love goes into this particular one. The museum is in the stunning structure by Kengo Kuma. Outside a beautiful garden and lake. The exhibit we visited we visited was on the influence animals have had on art and pottery in Japanese art for several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This museum was great to see but the english ability of the staff was not enough so its better you get a Guide book from the entrance the museum is well designed and has a very nice collection of Japanese tea ceromony highly recomended to japanese tea lovers

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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.