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Tokyo National Museum

13 - 9 Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 110-8712, Japan
+81 3-3822-1111
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Ranked #3 of 62 attractions in Taito
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Viborg, Denmark
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We just loved the national museum. The Way that they display the art is amazing, other museums could learn from their Way of doing it.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The museum building itself is simply beautiful and the views of the building from the garden located behind it are wonderful! If you love Japanese art it is a must. I have almost no knowledge of Japanese art and it's history so i could not appreciate the collection completely - there are beautiful pieces but for someone who does not... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We checked this out after walking through Ueno Park. While there isn't a great deal of exhibits compared to some museums, what they do have is pretty interesting. I enjoyed most of the exhibits, especially the national treasures and important cultural properties (samurai armor, lots of weapons, scrolls etc). Like I said earlier, there isn't a ton of things here,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I think it is important to manage your expectations when visiting this museum. It does have some interesting exhibits - military uniforms, swords, pottery, sculpture, statues, paintings, calligraphy, and textiles. However, as is the Japanese culture, the exhibits tend to be minimalist and explanations are not provided in English. If you are expecting a western style museum that is broad... More

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

What it lacks in quantity of exhibits, this museum makes up in quality. Some absolutely beautiful examples of scrolls, clothing, statues and swords that just blow your mind with both age and condition. Gives a great insight into the creative wealth of Japanese culture. In Uneno park so good base for other activities and Zoo

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Its located inside ueno park, good place for kids next to two other museums right next to each other....

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A well organised museum about the history in Asia and more specific about the history in Japan up to and including Edo period.

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Perth
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

For a lifelong fan of Japanese culture and history, this museum is a must-see. It contains beautiful sculptures, woodblock prints, pieces of clothing, swords, armour and all manner of other historical artefacts. If you're visiting Tokyo this is the best museum to go to by a country mile.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Not the biggest museum but it houses some great pieces and will further your understand of the country a little. With that said, like much of Japan, I was shocked at how little English there was at certain points.

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Adrian, Michigan
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337 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a terrific museum with many wonderful displays. There are so many standout exhibitions that it is hard to name any one in particular. If I had to pick one, the Samurai armor was particularly fascinating to me. This should be at the top of the list for Tokyo.

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