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Mitsui Memorial Museum

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Interesting place

I went there with a tour group. It was nice but me and most of the group wasn't really interested... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
The art museum there not only the exhibits but also the exhibition rooms are very interesting

三井財閥所蔵の、中世から近代に至るまでの様々な美術品や工芸品を主体に展示されている美術館です。明治期に建築された三井本館のクラシカルな外観とは打って変わって、美術館内は近未来的な印象を受けます。展示室... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2017
Tokyo, Japan
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Oct 6, 2018
“Interesting place”
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“A small rather niche museum..”
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2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi | 7 Fields Mitsui Main Building, Chuo 103-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a exhibition of Japanese buddhist sculpture-the exhibition was outstanding marred only by the fact that there was no English guide and limited information on the exhibits themselves.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

I went there with a tour group. It was nice but me and most of the group wasn't really interested in the stuff. I might go again as there was too many people there.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kelly11584
Reviewed October 28, 2017

三井財閥所蔵の、中世から近代に至るまでの様々な美術品や工芸品を主体に展示されている美術館です。明治期に建築された三井本館のクラシカルな外観とは打って変わって、美術館内は近未来的な印象を受けます。展示室の数は多いですが各部屋の広さは大小様々。しかも整然とした配置ではなく、他の美術館とは異なった配置で、且つ内装も落ち着いた暗め系から明るい白系まで。次はどんな部屋だろう、どんな展示なんだろう… というワクワク感を持ちながら美術鑑賞巡りが出来る、そんな美術館だと思います。 美術品は勿論ですが、個人的には出口近くにあるアメリカ・モスラー社の書庫扉。かなり圧巻で、これだけでもこの美術館に来た勝ちがあるのかもしれません。 It is an art museum where works od art and crafts from the Middle Ages to the Modern Ages held by Mitsui Zaibatsu(Giant family concern) are exhibited. The Mitsui Honkan(The Mitsui main building), which has this museum, is like a classical building...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cyber0515
Reviewed May 4, 2017

This is a museum for ceramics and chinaware enthusiats. If you have the Grutto Museum Pass admission is free and absolutely worth a visit while you are strolling through Nihonbashi

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank travelmartin
Reviewed February 1, 2017

This museum is easily accessible from Mitsukoshimae exit A7 which leads almost directly to the entrance to the museum. The exhibitions that are put on there seem to be quite niche and upmarket. One or two of the staff speak English and English language information...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank brixtontrev
Reviewed December 2, 2016

It was a cold, sunny, Sunday afternoon and I thought I would stop working and try to do something "cultural". The hotel concierge found all kinds of exhibits related to Western art and culture, but that was not what I was looking for in Tokyo....More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Michelle H
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Visited the Mitsui Memorial Museum on the recommendation of a local guide only to be thoroughly disappointed to say the least. What appears to be a wonderful collection is simply diminished to the foreign visitor by the complete lack of English signage and explanation. While...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Dalecorp
Reviewed May 15, 2016

As a previous review said this museum is a bit of a wasted effort. The museum itself is fine, with all the usual facilities but nothing remarkable. It is also relatively small and houses only 100-200 artefacts per exhibit. The main problem with the museum...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank PKRV
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Visited this museum on multiple occasions as the exhibits change periodically. The museum itself is housed within a historically protected building which I find appealing and the museum focuses on traditional Japanese arts (eg, themes revolve around tea ceremony and accompanying equipment). Location in Nihombashi...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Beautifully decorated entrance hall, quiet, peaceful and interesting exhibition. I saw a doll exhibition for Hina Matsuri which I greatly enjoyed. The Museum Shop itself is worth seeing. Wonderful, small inexpensive traditionally Japanese gifts can be had here.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Alissila
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