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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 #2 of 91 attractions in Minato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

There was an exhibit of Japanese screens while I was there. Very beautiful. The gardens are large and worth wandering through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

One of our local guides recommended we go to this museum to see the beautiful Iris painted screens. These screens were indeed fantastic although I thought the wisteria painted screens were even more beautiful! These screens are a must see and there are other interesting exhibits. The other major attraction of this little gem is the small but really beautiful... More

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