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Nezu Museum

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Address: 6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
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Quiet oasis

This beautiful oasis amidst the hustle and bustle is situated in 20 hectares of Japanese gardens. On the day we visited it was drizzling with misty rain, so we had the Japanese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This beautiful oasis amidst the hustle and bustle is situated in 20 hectares of Japanese gardens. On the day we visited it was drizzling with misty rain, so we had the Japanese tea set for morning tea in the delightful tea house. It was such a lovely experience that we viewed the exhibition and then returned for lunch. Possibly one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was delighted to visit this museum especially with the present exhibition of 'listening to paintings.' Enjoyed using my imagination to see these typical Japanese pictures in a completely new way. The garden was exquisite with lots of paths winding through tall trees and around pools. The sound of the circadas blocked out the city outside. I do suggest insect... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The most interesting aspect of this museum was before entering the museum-the row of bamboo. The museum is small, the art collection limited. The garden setting had great potential, but seemed over grown and dry to us. Don't understand why this museum is so highly rated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Japanese Garden is beautiful and serene and wonderfully maintained. In Aug it was very hot and the bug noise was high enough to dim the sounds of the city just outside its walls. The two special exhibitions we saw, one on listening to paintings and one on lacquerware were both interesting and very good (although photos were not allowed... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I live 12 min walking from this place, hadn't gone for some time. Went a couple of weeks ago, it was surprisingly good. There aren't museum level pieces, but when I went there was a good display of Edo (17th - 18th century) samurai "dandy" pieces, including a solid but not historical selection of short swords and scabbards. It is... More 

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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The rather ancient artifacts on display were in great condition considering their age, but static displays of calligraphy, ceramics & housewares was not at all compelling. The garden out behind the museum is beautiful, however, and the gift shop was better than most considering its small size.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The museum is nice with a fairly small collection, but the lovely Japanese style garden is the main attraction here. The main building also offers seating and is a nice place for a little break, away from the brazing sun outside!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The tranquility begins as soon you approach the entrance which is flanked by a row of bamboo. In addition to a large, well curated gallery space the Museum also has an amazing Japanese garden in the rear. A really nice respite from the (wonderfu)l chaos and noise of the city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Try to visit this old Nezu museum and shrine. It's so beautiful especially if you want to relax for a while in the middle of the busy Tokyo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A great collection of Buddhist artefacts and a beautiful Japanese style garden to hide from the heat.

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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.
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