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Japan Society

Address: 333 E 47th St, Btw. 1st and 2nd Aves, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212/832-1155
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Ranked #238 of 619 Attractions in New York City
Type: Educational Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: American institution promotes understanding and relations between the United States and Japan...
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Type: Educational Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: American institution promotes understanding and relations between the United States and Japan through exhibits of traditional and contemporary Japanese art, films, performing arts, topical lectures and cultural exchange programs.

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Philadelphia, PA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My first visit to Japan Society in 2005 spurred my interest in Japanese contemporary art; I try to visit Japan Society to view the current exhibit whenever I am in NYC. "Garden of Unearthly Delights," on view through January 11, 2015, is one of the best I have seen here or at any contemporary art museum. The combination of historical... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The Japan Society is a perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of NYC. From the moment you enter this bit of Japan you are encased in a cocoon of quiet and peace. We attended the Edo Pop exhibit, an imaginative juxtaposition of traditional woodblock prints from the late 17th to 19th centuries with contemporary pop art that incorporates the... More 

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

While small, the Edo Pop exhibit was wonderful! If you have an interest in Japan and Japanese art, this is a must see. Get a tour if possible because the stories about the art are half the experience. We had the opportunity to visit with a docent who was very knowledgable and shared some of the ghost stories etc... with... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

New York has these wonders and that's why we keep going back! Little jewels of great value that we discover and become a part of our collection, places we keep adding and recommending to our friends. As a part of our visit to the Armory Show this weekend, we hopped in a cab and crossed town to the UN Plaza... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Disappointing visit. Except for a paid exhibition there was nothing there to see. Considering we throught that the Society would have something to do,with fostering Japan/USA relations that there would have been more to see and do.

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Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We went on 47th street between 1st and 2nd Aven. of Manhattan New York to visit Japan Society on Friday as we came to know that entry on Friday evenings are free. But, we were disappointed to know that this place opens only when some exhibition or some program is arranged there. I wish that this information should also be... More 

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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2010

We saw an exhibition called Krazy here last year. There were some good exhibits, but the space was a little small so there wasn't that much to see. I saw a much better and bigger exhibition on Anime and Manga at Urbis in Manchester, UK so this was a bit disappointing. It is however a nice venue for a small... More 

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