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National Museum of Japanese History

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Fantastic museum, and I usually avoid museums

My Japanese friend year after year tries to find new places to take me within a few hours of... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Pecatonica, Illinois

A very interesting museum! We did not expect to spend more than 3 hours here! Had to cut back on... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

My Japanese friend year after year tries to find new places to take me within a few hours of Narita. This mid April, he took me to this museum about mid afternoon. I was thinking ok, a way to kill some time. This museum first...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

A very interesting museum! We did not expect to spend more than 3 hours here! Had to cut back on our lunch.

Thank WTisSearching
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Located next to the Botanical Garden of Everyday Life the National Museum of Japanese History is the perfect place to spent a day soaking in the culture and beauty of Japan. The entry fee to the museum is a very reasonable 420yen. The museum allows...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed November 7, 2017

This museum took you right through Japanese history, it had big and small displays and building/town replicas and was really fun and informative. Was great for both adults and kids. There was even a huge indoor play ground for kids. The audio tour was also...More

Thank Annabelle M
Reviewed July 9, 2017

here is about Japan History. I hope to visit here again bcaz many many things have to study go go go

Thank LoveNeko
Reviewed June 24, 2017

This museum is so big and full of history. We decided to check properly only some little older things and concentrated 20th century. That was good combination, took some two hours and learned a lot. Here it is easy to get history overload. Make a...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed May 26, 2016

We rented a car and drove 2600 miles in Japan. It was an incredible three week trip. We were really sorry we did not start our trip by going to this museum outside of Tokyo. We had a flight home from Narita Airport in the...More

3  Thank aekrfk
Reviewed May 10, 2016

It is surprising to find such a good museum in an area that does not seem central. This museum covered all aspects of Japanese history, from the dawn of civilisation to the post war era. We even found Godzilla! Japanese museums do wonderful dioramas and...More

2  Thank cravingescape
Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I went to this museum as I had a couple of hours to kill. So I didn't get the audio guide but I still just walked around and enjoy the displays. I will definitely be going back. The only problem is that it is so...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed April 6, 2016

We spent a couple of hours there and could have easily spent twice as long . This is a very big building and traces Japanese history basically from the first inhabitants up to modern times. It covers all aspects of Japenese culture and lifestyle. The...More

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