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Nezu Museum

6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 107-0062, Japan
+81 3-3400-2536
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Ranked #1 of 93 Attractions in Minato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
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Tokyo, Japan
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you find yourself in Tokyo and want a real treat go to the Nezu Museum. The museum is ok, but what is really cool is the garden. You will feel as if you are in a completely different world. And no matter what you do for the rest of the day, you will feel tranquil and relaxed. Check it... More

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Georgetown, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Though this was a smaller museum, the exhibits were laid out beautifully. I was able to see the pottery exhibit through the ages as well as hand painted scrolls. These were both amazing exhibits, however unfortunately there were no photos allowed in the exhibits! There were also some beautiful Buddha statues in the main hall. I had lunch at the... More

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Honokaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stunning garden in the heart of Tokyo. Great for a photographer. The museum has new shows all of the time. A great way to spend a few hours while in Tokyo.

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New York City, New York
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15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I really liked how intimate this museum is. It's in a good location, walkable from Ometesando or Roppongi. It has a small collection in six galleries on two levels. The main building is gorgeous and was constructed in 2009. I fell in love with a "Zun" in the shape of two sheep that is housed in the first gallery on... More

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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I live in Tokyo and have been lucky enough to visit this museum numerous times. I have seen special exhibitions on both samurai swords and stunning Iris printed screens. There is also other rooms which display selections of their collection. However, in my humble opinion the best reason to visit this museum is to take a wander around the winding... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I made a special trip to visit the museum only to find it closed with a typed notice at the gates saying the museum was closed from the 14th to the 25th July whilst exhibits were changed. It was a huge disappointment and I'm surprised that any museum has to close to change exhibits let only for nearly two weeks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Only a small selection of the Museum's large collection is on display at any one time so depending on the timing of your visit you may or may not be lucky enough to glimpse one of Japan's National Treasures. I was very disappointed I didn't get to see Ogata Korin's Iris screen or see more Japanese works on display -... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I went to the Nezu museum because of the good rating here on trip advisor. I wouldn't say it was the most interesting exhibition in Tokyo... but the garden is wonderful! If it weren't for the beautiful garden I probably wouldn't have been so happy about my visit. It might be worth a visit just for the garden actually!

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Canberra, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

The Nezu museum itself is beautiful architecturally. Exhibits include Ming and Qing dynasty ceramics and lacquerware, and much older Shang dynasty brassware. There are also some impressive shanshui artworks and fabrics. I'm no expert, but at a guess, I'd say that the museum's claim to have a world renowned collection would be credible. I didn't see a lot of information... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

You can make a nice afternoon at this museum. Head to the Nezu Cafe for lunch (which is in the museum garden), post lunch walk around the garden for 45 mins or longer. Take in the natural beauty that nestled in the hectic city. After your garden walk, enjoy the galleries in the museum. It all makes for a simply... More

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