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Tokyo National Museum

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Address: 13 - 9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3822-1111
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Description: This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and...
This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and artworks in the world. With over 100,000 pieces and room to display only 4,000, exhibits are rotated constantly.
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A Treasure

One of the best Museums in the world. We spent almost four hours in the various buildings and really enjoyed every minute, the displays are wonderful and now they have English... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

One of the best Museums in the world. We spent almost four hours in the various buildings and really enjoyed every minute, the displays are wonderful and now they have English explanations for most of the exhibits which wa not the case when lasted busting, many years ago.

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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is certainly annimpressive collection of buildings and grounds, and it's a very cheap visit as school kids are free. The museum is quite traditional and is entered around the display of artefacts from its collection. We found it didn't tell a cohesive story about the tradition of Japan, and was more of a collection of items. That said, there... More 

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Redwood City, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I spent an enjoyable ~2 hours or so here on a recent visit to Tokyo. The main museum contains a collection of Japanese art along with a range of other cultural artifacts, such as samurai armor, swords, lacquerware, and so on. They have good English signage at the entry to each gallery, and English labels on the display cases. The... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

What a great find, we were a bit undecided as to wether to visit the National Museum in Ueno Park, or the "famous" Fish market in Tsukiji... after some deliberation the thought of watching guys cutting up fish lost out... and of we trundled to Ueno Park... and we were not disappointed. The building is well laid out with "limited"... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

As a museum, it was well-spaced, not overly crowded, and very well managed. In terms of the artefacts, I have to say that other museums are more impressive in terms of the collections, and I have to admit that I am sour that there is no mention of the war, and I feel strongly that the public and tourists should... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This museum is definitely worth a visit when you're in Tokyo! It's one of the most amazing and well-presented museums I've been to. The Buddhist statue exhibition was so well displayed and it was amazing to see the various swords! According to the brochure there's apparently six different buildings but we only went to the one main building because we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

A beautiful parkland area with a few museums, a shrine and food stalls. A wonderful day out. Tokyo national museum is an interesting place with many facts and interesting artifacts. However I felt that the museum concentrates heavily or arts and less on learning about the history of the country in general.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This collection of museums, all tied to a single modest admission, is the best museum value in Tokyo. Plan to spend at least half a day, and be sure to stroll the wonderful tea garden and the rest of the museum grounds.

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Bangi, Malaysia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is quite worth for us walking from Ueno Station to the museum. It has most of the artifacts which can introduce us as foreigner to know more about Japanese culture, history and its civilisation process. There also several hall, maybe for special museum occasion if visitor interested to join and heard the talk by the museum officer. Museum shop... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went because it was raining. The main museum is really interesting. The building itself is a great example of art deco. A lovely collection of Japanese artefacts, pottery, kimonos, screens and religious items. Worth going.

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.