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Museums of the Far East

Avenue Van Praet 44, Brussels 1020, Belgium
+ 32 (0)2 268 16 08
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Ranked #154 of 206 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Japanese Tower is home to the refined art objects that were made in the Land of the Rising Sun...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: The Japanese Tower is home to the refined art objects that were made in the Land of the Rising Sun for export to the West. The items in the showcases of the Chinese Pavilion represent an extensive survey of the Chinese export porcelain to the West. The Museum of Japanese Art houses the rich collection of Japanese art.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Amazing place, not so far from the Atomium (just a stop or two by a tram). Unfortunatelly it was closed due to the construction. Worth seeing anyway, because it looks so identical to the Japanese/Chinese buildings!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went to see this place after a long walk through the park from the Atomium. Unfortunately when we got there we saw that it was closed for renovation! The signs on the temporary fence were in Dutch and French so we couldn't understand what was happening or when. Luckily the grounds were still open around the Chinese pavilion. The... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This museum and the garden around are worth a visit despite all asperities! The personnel is not the most welcoming or communicative, some of the presentation catalogues in the rooms are only in Flemish, the French ones gone with no trace, the Japanese Tour seems dusty and like it's seen better days, the underground passage towards the Japanese Tour is... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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17 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

At 4 Euros/ ticket for the Japanese art museum, Japanese Tower and Chinese Pavillion, this visit is a bargain. Built for the international exhibition, a visit to this complex helps put some art nouveau influences in context. To get there directly, your best option is line 3 to Araucaria.

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Athens, Greece
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

+The Japanese&Chinese Towers are 2 museums.I have travelled a lot in Europe but never seen sth like this.Also,there is a really nice park to walk or ride your bike. -The stuff isn't really helpfull.I asked them for information("why were the towers built?by whom?etc)and they didn't really know.. *The price ticket is 3euro for students and 4 for adults. *Trams 3... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Staff will not provide the audioguide that is included with the price of admission without holding your passport as collateral. Ticket office staff need to upgrade their customer relations skills.

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