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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 91 attractions in Minato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This museum in on large grounds most of which are covered in a wonderful Japanese garden. Many excellent tees and plants...with a small lake in the middle. This alone is worth the admission. No grass area for children but worth the walk around. The museum has over 7000 pieces a small portion of which are on display in one of... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Last week I went to Nezu Museum for my second visit. This musuem/art gallery should be on everyone's must visit list and is in the Aoyama/Omotesando area. The museum/gallery building is very modern with a lovely entrance of bamboo, pebbles and concrete. The museum itself isn't very large and has two floors. The upper floor tends to house a permanent... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

An easy walk from the upmarket Omotesandou and Aoyama, and a great way to relax after getting tired of the crowd and shops.

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