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Tokyo National Museum

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Address: 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3822-1111
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and...

This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and artworks in the world. With over 100,000 pieces and room to display only 4,000, exhibits are rotated constantly.

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I had read reviews that weren't very positive. I loved the museum. I spent 6 hours enjoying the exhibits. I wish there had been an audio tour but as of now there isn't. Ueno Park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Lodi, CA
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had read reviews that weren't very positive. I loved the museum. I spent 6 hours enjoying the exhibits. I wish there had been an audio tour but as of now there isn't. Ueno Park is delightful well worth a day spent there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I got a student entry ticket for the National museum which gives entry to all in the park. I loved the gallery of Horuju Treasure, amazing architecture and peaceful atmosphere around the whole exhibit. Also great selection of traditional Japanese crafts and art. Definitely worth a visit.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The price to enter is a bargain for those of us used to spending $US25 for entrance to many musuems- We only visited one building, as we didn't have too much time- went to the main bldg I think- many of the exhibits had English, too- Well displayed- some lighting poor but maybe to keep the items safe from the... More 

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Milton Keynes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The entry was 620Y and there was really so much to see. Everything was so Japanese, I know that may seem obvious but the British museum contains hardly anything British! I really loved the miniature doll house furniture which was so intricately carved and my partner was really pleased about seeing the many samurai outfits and swords. Everything had English... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large museum, so give yourself lots of time! Well kept, beautiful, wifi service. It's about 600Y per adult. There are several buildings - I checked out two: Japanese & Asian. English & Japanese descriptors. Leave some time to explore Ueno park! There's lots to see in the park (many other museums & zoo). No park entry fee to explore the... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of artifacts from across the centuries, also some attractive arts from sculpture to painted screens and drawings.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in Japanese history and art this is the place to go. We spent a whole rainy morning there and enjoyed it so much. Very well laid out and very educational.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has several buildings. The main one houses the main exhibits which focuses on Japanese history. Another building houses exhibits on Asian history. Mainly stuffs the Japanese took from China, or exchanged with the French who took them from Indo-China states. Regardless, these precious treasures are well preserved (those that were not taken faced the hacking of the Red... More 

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Sugar Hill, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A rainy day sent us in search of indoor activities. The Tokyo National Museum was the perfect answer. Set in a beautiful park, the collection of buildings houses a history of the Japanese through their art, pottery and clothing. Perfect way to spend a few hours on a rainy day. And just across the street is a large mall with... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in Japan's past and present, this is a great place to visit. There are a wide variety of exhibits and you could easily spend a full day here. We only spent a few hours, so we chose what we looked at. You may want to do a crash course in Japanese history to understand some of... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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