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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 #7 of 65 attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The layout of the museum is stunning with wonderful spacing and displays of all the pieces. I especially loved the collection of Buddha statues, most of which had imperfections like missing arms and chipped faces, which added more character to the pieces. Inexpensive and conveniently located. Great way to spend 2 hours.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Nice museum with a reasonable entrance fee and some great exhibits however for a National Museum i would have expected more, the range of things there was very limited and although they had some nice things many of the items were not of the top quality I would have expected and there was little to show how these things had... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a good museum on Japanese history. The exhibitions are good to explore the history and culture of Japan. Would spend at least half a day here.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Disappointing, especially after being told this was Tokyo's best museum . Old fashioned in its design and lacking striking exhibitions.

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Paris
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The main building of the museum presents great art but to a large extent in a very old-fashioned and unattractive way. The collection of Horyuji treasures was unfortunately not visible because of renovation work...

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The TNM is a classic museum in every sense. It is rich with historical artefacts, artwork, Japanese craftsmanship and objects of immense cultural significance. You will love the TNM if you are a museum nut, or want a grown-up's version of what a museum should be. If you want History-Lite, or highly interactive exhibits with colour & movement - visit... More

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Rego Park, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Unfortunately I didn't have nearly enough time to explore this museum in detail but it really is a wonderful space. The museum is comprised of several buildings - naturally the emphasis is on Japanese art, followed by East Asian and 'other' Asian art. There is a great mix of history & aesthetic focus - most exhibits have English descriptions but... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This museum complex is perfect for Japanese history across a campus of sizeable buildings. Both religious and cultural heritage are covered comprehensively.

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Davao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you want to get to know more of the origin of Japanese Culture then go to the Tokyo National Museum (620 yen entrance for adults). Be mindful of the "no photography" sign on certain displays are there are lots of them.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I liked it. Though some reviews said that this was a typical, classic (read: boring) museum, it kept me interested with its many Japanese ancient artefacts.

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