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Nezu Museum

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Akasaka / Roppongi
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Address: 6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3400-2536
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Beautiful art and beautiful gardens

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
James C
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank James C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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.

Thank Lee H
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank architect_1964
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Nezu Museum in Tokyo recently and was very disappointed. The place is really tiny and cramped, made worse by museum staff and all the security guards in uniform everywhere who kept getting in the way of the paying visitors as they tried to navigate the small space. People go to museums to enjoy art, not to have security guards... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What I like about this place is both the architecture and garden and the exhibitions they hold. It's a modern building but definitely based in traditional Japanese architectural principles, and it's set in a traditional old Japanese garden with a tea house, and finding a garden large enough to walk in, and where you are permitted to walk, is rare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This was perhaps my favorite place in Tokyo. It's a gem of a museum, and the garden is a fantastic oasis in the bustling city. The museum is relatively small, but it has great treasures--the ancient Chinese bronzes are spectacular. When I was there in June 2016 there was a large exhibition of old mirror backs, which did not enthrall... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The garden is definitely the best part of this museum. It's not huge, but it's cozy and wasn't too crowded when we were there. Lots to enjoy as you meander along the paths - tea houses, flowers, bridges, ponds, sculptures. The museum is a nice building, and some of the exhibits were interesting, but it's quite small, and I wish... More 

Thank Rachel L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful old garden well maintained. Elegant tea house with light meals and lively views. The museum is small and mostly had Chinese art and artifacts which was nice but not Japanese. A bit of a walk from nearest station.

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