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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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Tokyo national museum was on my wishlist for a long time and it was such a wonderfull experience altogether. Went with three friends of mine and we all enjoyed ourselves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Tokyo national museum was on my wishlist for a long time and it was such a wonderfull experience altogether. Went with three friends of mine and we all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great museum with very good pieces of art not only from Japan but also from other parts of Asia. Reasonnable price but one of the halls were close (the treasure) for repairs. The restaurant is too expensive. Pictues are allowed inside.

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Medellin, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This museum has amazing exhibits and is totally worth visiting, it covers a lot of the Japanese history from different perspectives. The reason I don't say it is perfect is because the staff wasn't helpful at all, and when we finished one exhibition we were buying some souvenirs and they kicked us out because they were closing, which they announced... More 

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Not being a "museum person" I reluctantly accompanied my wife to this museum. I was pleasantly surprised with all of the exhibits which were very interesting. We spent around 2 hours enjoying the experience. Highly recommended.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I visited here my last morning in Japan, so I only went through the main building. It is a huge, old work of architecture, but each room has fewer objects than one might expect. There are a few fine Buddhas, kimonos, swords, older sculptures, and a few screens of the Edo period or earlier. They are of high quality, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Loved this; so much to see on my first jet-lagged day in Japan. I only wish I'd arrived earlier to spend more time seeing everything! The entire park is fascinating and has beautiful greenery. In particular I loved the Kuromon gate ("Black Gate"), which was beautiful and has an interesting history. As everywhere in Tokyo I found staff really polite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We did this museum on the last day of our 3 week stay in Japan as we couldn't fit it in when we first arrived in Tokyo at the beginning of our trip. I am so glad we went as we have teenage sons who wanted to see Samurai swords and amour. This museum delivered well and kept me happy... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We loved the wing showing art from whole South East Asia. The Japanese building is very interesting for people loving textiles like Kimonos. Good museum shop.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

While staying in Tokyo I was taken to the museum by Japanese friends which was a bonus as they could explain more than what was written on the displays in English. The museum started in 1872 and is the oldest museum in Japan,the present building was built about 1938 .It is a very impressive building in the typical Japanese style.When... More 

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Sullivan, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We spent the better part of a day at the museum, including lunch, and appreciated the carefully representative exhibits of historical arts and history. We visited the second floor, which is organized in consecutive rooms from early Japanese history to later periods. The 1920s building is housing a much more modern museum concept, helping the visitor understand and appreciate many... More 

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Additional Information about Tokyo National Museum

Address: 13 - 9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3822-1111
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Taito>  > Ueno, Asakusa
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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.
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