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Nezu Museum

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Akasaka / Roppongi
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Address: 6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3400-2536
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Of couse, exhibitions are always changing, but some heart-stopping objects from Japan, China and Korea. Interesting garden too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Of couse, exhibitions are always changing, but some heart-stopping objects from Japan, China and Korea. Interesting garden too.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

beyond description. you must visit this place when you come to japan. I live in Japan so I've been to there several times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Dedicated to Asian art, shows several pieces of Bronze from ancient China. Until May 17th was presenting: the Secret of Korin's Design. Most of the pieces of art have english explanations. The garden alone worth the visit. There are stone Buddhas everywhere and the pond with lilys is inspiring.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Beautiful garden with lots of stone paths (not always handicap accessible though). While there are a few teahouses sprinkled in the garden (along with a lot of cute stone and bronze sculptures), they aren't open to the public. The artwork is also nice, though the European decorative works in the hallway seem a bit out of place.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nezu left his gorgeous gardened estate to the public after his death in 1940. He collected Chinese bronzes, Japanese screens, lacquers and pottery ware. His home was spared the1945 bombings and newly rebuilt in 2006. The gardens must be seen, especially in the spring. I have attached photos of the Iris pond. I visited during the Korin special exhibit. Korin's... More 

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Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The museum itself is not that big: just five small galleries filled with Japanese art. The garden is beautiful and the main attraction of the museum. It is good but not unmissable.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The exhibition has some really beautiful pieces and the gardens are filled with statues and rock carvings. The museum has a handful of rooms, I really enjoyed everything though did find the calligraphy difficult to understand as I don't read the script. There are some english captions but they are not as extensive as the Japanese captions - but don't... More 

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Levallois-Perret, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Mostly featuring special exhibits on an aspect of Japanese arts & culture, the Nezu is a great way to get an in-depth look at one area – avoiding the overload that can come from larger museums. I saw the “Secret of Korin’s Design” exhibit and was very impressed with the high quality of pieces displayed, the excellent presentation and the... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Nezu is a lovely small museum. In fact, we simply visited the current exhibit on Buddhas. There was a bit of English signage and an English guide which was a nice surprise. But really, go for the gardens. They are stunning, and we visited right before everything was blooming. Nooks and crannies with special statues, water features, and foliage... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The museum is a little short walk from Omotesando station. The exhibits were brilliant and the garden was well maintained. The service at the cafe was exceptional.

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