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Nezu Museum

Address: 6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture (Akasaka / Roppongi)
Phone Number: +81 3-3400-2536
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Ranked #4 of 134 things to do in Minato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Tokyo, Japan
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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146 reviews 146 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Makati, Philippines
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Moscow, Russia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Amazing places to spend the time out of the noise of the city. it worth a visit and i highely recommended it to everyone

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Greater London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Nezu museum was very famous for its Japanese garden. However, the exhibition itself was not as remarkable. As of the garden, I recommend that you plan 1-2 hour(s) for it, if you love Japanses gardens. It is absolutely quite, despite the fact that it is located in one of the busiest areas in Tokyo, Omotesando. You can see skyscrapers... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Here you are a video I made of the Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=411jpe3deaY&list=UUAxMEpfzdJ2dkrplSWehgcA The Nezu Museum was first a private property owned by Nezu Kaichiro (1860-1940) president of the Tobu Railway in Japan and became later the museum that you will visit. This museum houses a huge collection of Chinese bronze pieces and other artifacts, paintings and calligraphy (7,400 objects). But by... More 

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New York City
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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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