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Nezu Museum

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Address: 6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
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Beautiful Space

This museum is a beautiful modern piece of architecture with traditional exhibitions. The current exhibition of antique Chinese ceramics wasn't really my cup of tea but I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Tokyo, Japan
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a beautiful modern piece of architecture with traditional exhibitions. The current exhibition of antique Chinese ceramics wasn't really my cup of tea but I was very happy to have visited. It's a beautiful space, and the Japanese garden is gorgeous and surprisingly big. I think it will be even more beautiful next month with the fall colours.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit though the collection itself is very small, but the garden behind the museum is exquisit

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nezu Museum is located in a beautiful building with a great collection of old Japanese art. It's not very big, but the beautiful garden is. Totally zen and rustique in the middle of Tokyo. Must go.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum is rather small, some interesting works and some not so much. But the garden is really a hidden gem, take your time and wander everywhere- there are statues everywhere.

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Nezu museum is a haven of tranquillity in Tokyo. The building itself is simple and interesting. The current exhibit when I was there was Techniques in Japanese art which was fascinating. The gardens are also beautiful, and the cafe a lovely location for a light lunch. It was not busy when I visited, Sunday morning in early September, so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The core of this collection was gathered by an early train magnate. The original buildings were destroyed during the war but the collection survived. The current building is worth seeing alone for the design and architecture. There are some amazing works in this collection and you will learn some cool stuff. It's very well presented. The buildings are encompassed by... More 

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Thank James C
Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Nezu Museum sits on 20,000 sq.m. of sprawling site in Minami Aoyama and is home to Nezu Kaichiro’s collection of premodern Japanese and East Asian art. Nezu Kaichiro known as Railway King whose career included being president of the Tōbu Railway started his collection with tea ceremony artifacts and expanded into paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, lacquerware and archeological treasures. This private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Beyond the noteworthy exhibits, you are also introduced to a refined art of living that Nezu Kaichiro has accomplished. The museum is set in a large park that invites you to stroll in its quiet splendour. Do set yourself more time than you would think necessary.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Please take no notice that hick tourist Sam, who wouldn't know a museum from a car yard... so many amateurs on here.. The building is MEANT to be small, as if you took the time to read the background about the site, its a family bequest of the Nezu Family, the owners of the Tobu Railway) So its essentially a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Nezu is on the site of a former family home, and both the museum and the grounds are lovely. We stopped by on a rainy day, and loved the gardens so much we didn't want to leave. Peaceful, calming and very beautifully architected, you'll appreciate the respite from the tall buildings and hubub of Tokyo at this little slice of... More 

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