Nezu Museum

Nezu Museum, Minato: Hours, Address, Nezu Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Nezu Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
To cooperate with extended measures to prevent further expansion of COVID-19, Nezu Museum, including the garden and NEZUCAFÉ, will remain closed,at least until May 31, 2021, and “The Allure of Color” exhibition will not reopen. For the refund of already purchased timed-entry tickets for the above exhibition, please see here. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, but look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.
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Karen T. Kim
51 contributions
great museum and garden
Nov 2019
the garden outside is definitely the highlight here for me. but of course the museum is enjoyable and informative. nice location, central to Omotesando where you can have a bite at cicada too. the gift shop always has something fun too! great gift spot ;)
Written February 9, 2020
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Emma C
Oxford, UK2,235 contributions
Beautiful
Nov 2019 • Solo
I spent a lovely 2 hours wandering around all the different exhibits. When I visited the special exhibition was on tea making bits and bobs...very beautiful and interesting. The main draw for me though was all the Buddhist items. Theres a wide variety from all over the Buddhist world all displayed in darkened rooms/areas with spot lighting...very stylish.

The other thing that brought me here was the gardens...and they were stunning. It's a really lovely place to follow meandering paths around and to find a quiet place to sit and contemplate.

The only drawbacks were the cost to get in ¥1100 and the fact that photos were not allowed anywhere in the museum (only in the garden). I understand that they don't want hordes of people clambering to get that selfie or insta pic, but still. I would add that the gift shop is full of beautiful things, but that too was really expensive.
Written February 1, 2020
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Randall S
Honolulu, HI172 contributions
WORTH A SECOBND VISIT
Dec 2019
We went back this time just for the gardens. It is a short trip but well work the subway ride and the couple blocks of walling to view the gardens in any season.
Written December 26, 2019
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Honestcouple
Lancashire134 contributions
Museum and garden
Nov 2019
Make time for both the museum and the garden, a lot of which is even wheelchair-friendly. Some exhibits 13th century BC! Top quality art.
Written December 23, 2019
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Marsha H
Los Angeles, CA27 contributions
Amazing garden, especially for koyo.
Nov 2019
The Nezu Museum and Garden was the residence of a Japanese industrialist who collected his country's and Chinese cultural gems. This garden has meandering hillsides, streams, rocks, and statues. We arrived at the height of its autumn foliage and were awed at every turn. Because it is out of the way and a little rainy, it was not crowded. It was our favorite garden in Tokyo (and I have been to most of them). A must-visit -- especially in koyo season. There is an elevator that allows some accessibility, but the steps would be hard to people with walking issues.
Written November 30, 2019
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Ana-Maria Z
Philadelphia200 contributions
Lovely spot and house museum. Don't duplicate with similar
Oct 2019
This highly-rated spot is worth a visit, no question. The garden is wonderful. There are others similar that offer traditional house-and-garden...choose one and this would be a standout.
Written November 18, 2019
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SingaporeGirl
Singapore, Singapore520 contributions
Excellent--one of Tokyo's top museums
Nov 2019
Why this museum doesn't have more visitors is beyond us but perhaps it's because it's a bit off the beaten track (in a very fashionable more suburban area of Tokyo). The museum's collection of Buddhist sculpture is superb (mainly from the 6th-8th centuries), as is its collection of sword hilts and tea ware. It also has special exhibitions. This is a museum Tokyo residents visit on weekends and dress appropriately for (which means lots of kimonos on Sundays). There is a lovely garden and some tea houses if you are interested in participating in a traditional tea ceremony (NOT for backpackers or if you're watching your time). There is an admission charge. No photographs are permitted in the museum but there is a wide range of catalogues with excellent photographs of the collection (Japanese text only) for sale in the small but tasteful gift/book shop.
Written November 5, 2019
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Timothy P
Nottingham, UK208 contributions
Really Interesting Art & Culture Museum; Attractive, Peaceful Garden
Oct 2019 • Friends
This museum celebrates the art collection of a Japanese industrialist who clearly treasured his country's cultural gems. It is well laid out and at the time of our visit was running a special exhibition of paintings depicting insects and flowers. The museum garden is a stunning example of Japanese horticultural excellence and the cafe spacious and convenient. The shop is well stocked with interesting souvenirs and books. All in all a very good experience.
Written October 14, 2019
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joe s
Ferndale, CA41 contributions
Stunning Pre-modern Japanese and Asian artifacts
Sep 2019
The enticing bamboo entrance tells the story as with so many museums. With a lovely hillside garden in the back, this elegant museum should not be missed.
This collection was largely created by one man and is a stunning monument to his interests and focus.
Written October 13, 2019
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Egon70
Hong Kong, China4,029 contributions
A good respite from the crowds and shops on Omotesando
Sep 2019 • Solo
I’ve passed Nezu Museum many times and finally visited it this afternoon.

There’s an exhibition of birds and flowers in Japanese and East Asian arts. Although there weren’t a lot of exhibits, they’re nice enough and there weren’t many visitors so I could navigate leisurely.

The new museum building, which was re-opened in 2009, was designed by the world famous Japanese Kengo Kuma. There’s also a very nice Japanese garden behind the museum.

Worth visiting especially when you’re in the area. If you’re lucky, you can even grab a seat in the cafe where you can enjoy a nice view of the garden.
Written September 15, 2019
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