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Tokyo National Museum

Address: 13 - 9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3822-1111
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Ranked #8 of 64 Attractions in Taito
4.5 of 5 stars 497 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Owner description: This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and artworks in the world...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Nice archaeological and art exhibits. Comprehensive museum shop. Exhibits of Edo and Meiji art; prehistoric cultural artifacts, samurai swords. Definitely a must-see for the intelligent traveler.

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Brisbane, Qld
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We decided that this would be a great place to see some of the history of the country. There was a wide example of historical artifacts. The grounds are also very beautiful.

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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

One of the most wonderful museums I have visited. Statues, masks, lacquer ware, pottery, painting and my favourite display - stunningly beautiful screens!

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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The best collections were in the Honkan building, which showcases art over hundreds of years (from 11th century vases to 19th century paintings). It's a great way to learn more about how art reflected Japanese culture in their respective period (and guys will really like the sword collection). Signage in English was adequate but not very detailed, so you may... More 

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Honolulu
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Museums are all alike, because they contain memories of the past, but are all different, too. This one contains great displays of Japanese cultural icons, magnificentyl displayed and lit. My favourite was a suit of ancient armour, eleborately wrought and superbly highlighted with gilding. For lovers of pottery, lots to see. For lovers of art, this could be a day-long... More 

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Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is the best museum I have seen. Amazing artifacts and archaeological finds. Well worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I'd rather have stayed at the hotel with a good book, but the mrs insisted we get some culture, si dragged me along, no fun.

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Richmond North Yorkshire
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233 reviews 233 reviews
38 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Currently there is a stunning small international ceramics exhibition... Pieces from China Korea and Japan...it is beautifully lit ...and superbly mounted...worth going for this alone... Although other halls are well worth visiting too... The surrounding grounds are beautiful ... And the restaurant to the right of the main building serves delicious lunch... Put your name on the list and await... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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323 reviews 323 reviews
52 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The museum was a great introduction to Japanese art and culture. Every department was condensed to a minimum to help visitors to a brief and informative introduction. Absolutely recommended.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Tokyo National Museum is located almost opposite the Uneo Imperial Park and located in an area full of museums.The reason we choose this museum was because it was right up in Lonely planet,Trip Advisor,etc.And we were not disappointed and the entrance fees of 600 yen is a small price to pay.Even after spending around three hours or so we... More 

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