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Now closed for exhibition installation for the Special Exhibition "Momoyama Tea Utensils: A New View", open from 10/20.
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6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka / Roppongi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can sneak past this museum walking around Shibuya towards Harajuku. From the street side it appears nondescript but the treasures it ensconces are precious. Art lovers, a must on your stay.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

We love art galleries but were disappointed in this one. The architecture is striking but the collection on display when we visited was minimal and esoteric, mainly ancient metal artefacts. But the garden is beautiful and you forget you are in a bustling crowded city.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jane D
Reviewed November 30, 2018

housed in a museum designed by Kengo Kuma they have a beautiful collection of mainly japanese art - the collection does change regularly so it is worth coming back - the highlight however are the garden and grounds lots of little pathways make you discover...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank James-SG-Tan
Reviewed November 29, 2018

It's so cool and nice here at the Nezu Museum, the garden is so cool, you definitely have to visit here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wilson L
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

My favorite spot in Tokyo is this small, exquisite museum a short walk from the Metro pass fancy boutiques (check out the Prada facade!) The gardens were gorgeous with fall leaves, a pond, bridges, a torii, sculpture, woods. It was not too crowded so you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shelleyc398
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Through work I met a Tokyo tourist guide who privately recommended this museum to me. She was correct, I am so happy that I visited the Nezu. This is not a museum filled to the brim of endless treasure, there is not really that much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful buidling architecture, combination of wood, steel, raw material. Interior lighting and interior space is very intriquing, but could not take any photo. Nice and huge garden, small cafe in the garden has very good lansscape scenery. We visit during fall, can see red leaves,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Mollymoon_26
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

The Nezu is worth a visit for the building, the contents and the garden. The architecture is beautiful. The treasures inside are glorious and the garden large and beautiful. Allow two to three hours so that you are in a calm and unhurried space. Very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Wolin
Reviewed November 20, 2018

If there is one museum you choose to see in Tokyo, this should be it. The collection is nice, but the building and garden are the real standouts--and it's worth visiting just to see those.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Roy K
Reviewed November 20, 2018

If there's one museum you must see in Tokyo--this is it. The collection is interesting, but the building and the garden are the real stars--and it's worth coming here just to see these two things.

Date of experience: November 2018
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travelgoblinie
November 21, 2018|
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Response from midwestsiderider | Reviewed this property |
When I went, I believe the special exhibition price was separate. I remember skipping the exhibition because we really wanted to see the garden the exhibition at the time we were not interested in. I’m pretty sure but... More
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Corey S
December 19, 2017|
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Response from Sau K | Reviewed this property |
At a minimum 2 to 2.5 hours ... ideally 3 to 3.5 hours ..
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April 2, 2017|
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Response from Amber G | Reviewed this property |
Yes the admission is $7 to $10 i believe!
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eco_bach
Toronto, Canada
10 day itinerary Tokyo and Kyoto - requesting feedback (4 Replies)
Hi Traveling to Tokyo-Kyoto for the first time end of month with my gf. Have a rough itinerary planned and would politely request any useful feedback! Thanks!! Wednesday Land in Tokyo approx 3pm Thursday Morning - explore Tsukiji Outer market Afternoon - Rappongi neigbourhood & National Art Centre Friday Morning - Tokyo National Museum Afternoon - Ueno park for lunch (picnic?) Explore old Tokyo in Yanaka neighbourhood -Asakura sculpture museum Saturday Harajuku...More
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Response fromLiars N F|
Is your Kyoto hotel near Kyoto Station or Nishiki? If you are near Kyoto Station, Toji Temple is close by a stop away to the west of the Kyoto Station and/or you can take the subway to Nijo Station. Lots of eating choices around Kyoto Station. If Nishiki, then Gion is very nearby and a portion of the Higashiyama area (which is absent --on purppose? -- from your druther list). Plenty of places to eat in Gion, Pontocho, Kawaramachi, Sanjo. Wednesday: is it only Arashiyama area sites or are...More
eco_bach
Toronto, Canada
Yoyogi -Meiji Shrine- Saturday vs Sunday- any difference? (6 Replies)
Just finishing my itinerary (3rd revision). Noticed a favorite mochi spot is closed Sunday in Harajuku so was considering switching days from Sunday to Saturday to visit Nezu Museum, Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi park. Any huge difference between both days?
March 21, 2018|
Response fromeco_bach|
Another way of asking same question - Ometesando area- are many shops closed Sundays?
eco_bach
Toronto, Canada
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