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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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East Mids
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit to see the exquisite exhibits and to learn a little about the development of Japanese art and design. The museum shop has some of the best souvenirs to be found in Tokyo. There was also outdoor live music entertainment on the day I visited. As the museum is inside Ueno Park it is impossible not to... More

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Bristol
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

You'd be silly not to visit the museum if you're passing by Ueno park. There is so much to do and see in the museum. We decided to go on our first day in Tokyo and we were exhausted and didn't see a lot of the exhibits. The building with traditional samurai outfits and history was fantastic. We also visited... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to have a quick view across the history of Japanese arts and manufactures you should go to this museum. It has a sample of everything. If you are interested to a specific aspect, though, you should choose other destinations

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Viborg, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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
99 helpful votes 99 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
55 helpful votes 55 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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