Kokugakuin University Museum

Kokugakuin University Museum, Shibuya: Address, Phone Number, Kokugakuin University Museum Reviews: 4/5

Kokugakuin University Museum

Kokugakuin University Museum
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A wonderful Museum of Japanese culture. You can know "Objects" and "Soul" of JAPAN at here. We have a lot of exhibit about archaeology of ancient Japan and SHINTO culture also. There are two SHINTO shrine near this museum. The greatest objectives for our Museum are to attract large number of people so that they may deepen their understanding of Japanese culture.
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1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.

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Fussa, Japan329 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is a free museum open from 10 to 5:30 every day with few holiday closures.
The permenant collection features Shinto artifacts and Tenjin figurines among other things and has explanations in English. There are lockers available and a helpful staff that speaks some English. The student cafeteria has affordable light meals and snacks as well as hot and cold drinks.
Featured now until Feb. 2017 is a wonderful exhibit of Jomon Flame style pots found in the Shinano River Basin. Some are currently on loan to the British museum and certainly have not been seen in Western museums throughout Europe and the U.S.
So this is a chance to broaden your cultural knowledge. There are "museum talks"
Offered on the Jomon period but check with the museum to find out exact dates and times and either be fluent in Japanese or bring a friend who is able to translate.
Written December 17, 2016
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Hokkaido, Japan49 contributions
Mar 2016
In this discreet and softly lighted atmosphere one can behold the treasures of the heart of Japan in showcases , artistically placed for convenient viewing. For those who wish to delve deeper into the intricacies of the culture of Japan which is only recently emerging into the public eye, I would most certainly recommend a visit to this beautiful museum in teh ehart of Tokyo. Walking to the museum from The Shinagawa Prince was a relaxing insight into living in Tokyo and took us about 40 minutes, well worth the effort. The painstaking efforts by the Curators of this museum is clearly to be seen, including the artistically designed free pamphlets which are grabbed up immediately, so make sure you get yours quickly, a wonderful souvenir it will make !
Written April 8, 2016
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