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Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

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Shinagawa / Gotanda
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Address: 5-21-9 Shirokanedai, Minato 108-0071, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3443-0201

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Art Deco brilliance in Metro Tokyo

If you liked the "Golden Cabbage" of the Secession Museum in Vienna, you will be delighted with the former home of Prince Asaka, now the Teien Art Museum. A perfectly preserved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you liked the "Golden Cabbage" of the Secession Museum in Vienna, you will be delighted with the former home of Prince Asaka, now the Teien Art Museum. A perfectly preserved Art Deco palace, the difference in Japanese and Western Art Deco is amazing. Sometimes Art Deco can be over the top in decorative elements. Here, the zen of Japanese... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Its an excellently detailed art-deco building - everything from the woodwork to the grates to the ceiling tiles to the tapestry to the ... well, you get the picture. You can easily spend the best part of a couple of hours just noodling around the place!

Thank dieswaytoofast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The museum building used to be the residence of a prince. It's not a huge museum so the number of art pieces on display is not that many, but you can enjoy art with relaxed atmosphere. There is a nice cafe inside the museum with the view of the garden. The current exhibition is jewelries and paintings of Medici family.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Anyone who is a fan of art deco should not miss this. The museum itself is a work of art, with an eclectic rotation of exhibits. Its rather small but elegantly laid out. The garden however was mostly closed off without much explination as to why.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

This small gem of a museum has one of the finest collections and displays anywhere of pristine Art Deco design. It was once a palace of a younger Royal and is set up as if you were walking through a large private home where everything was done in high end Deco. Lovely gardens. Easy to get to. Not expensive. Perfect... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

We passed by during a trip to the park for Nature study which surrounds the museum (but a separate entity). There was an exhibition of Emile Gallé works. The exhibition was fantastic, if a little crowded because it was the weekend. A couple of disappointments: the restaurant is nowhere near big enough to accommodate the visitors to the museum and... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Such an amazing experience! this place is definitely a must-see for anyone interested in architecture!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Wandering through this permanent collection helped establish an understanding of the culture and architecture that we experienced in our visit. I would recommend adding this to your first Japan visit - and be prepared for the entry fee.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

This museum is a must-see for anyone interested in Art Deco, Architecture or 'how the other half lives" Every room has amazing details that you just won't see any where else. I was lucky enough to be there when there was also a special exhibit of Art Noveau glass & furniture, but even if there were no special exhibits, I... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

The museum is housed in the former residence of Prince Asaka and was built in 1933. Everything is Art Deco and everything is of the quality you'd expect for a royal family. Everything is in style and wonderful - carpet to ceiling. When I visited in December 2015 there was an art exhibitions spread through the house. It mostly bored... More 

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Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with luxury residential buildings and the scene is constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama park and Togoshi park are great places to see beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa and Ebara are very popular. It's a great place to get in touch with the old Edo atmosphere on a pleasure boat cruising along the canal. The neighboring area around Gotanda station is a study in modern contrasts filled with unique restaurants and a lively nightlife.
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