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The Tokugawa Museum

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Address: 1-1215-1 Migawa, Mito 310-0912 , Ibaraki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 29-241-2721
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Must-see sight in Mito City

Right across the JR Joban Line from the Kairaku-en, one of the three most famous landscape gardens in Japan, the museum is located on a hill surrounded by greenery. The large and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2014
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Mito, Japan
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Mito, Japan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Right across the JR Joban Line from the Kairaku-en, one of the three most famous landscape gardens in Japan, the museum is located on a hill surrounded by greenery. The large and beautiful lawn garden of the museum looks like the one of a celebrity summer residence and has a charming atmosphere. In the past (1665), Tokugawa Mitsukuni, the second... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I agree with the Japanese review entitled "disappointing". We spent less than 15 minutes in this museum, and even that was stretched out because we didn't want to disappoint the two very sweet staff who had NO OTHER VISITORS while we were there. No English signage or brochures. Some nice pieces on display, but not particularly interesting. The most complicated... More 

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