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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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Cool museum

Really enjoyed our visit here especially the samurai area and seeing the amazing screens and old... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
Kelly G
Great!

I had read reviews that weren't very positive. I loved the museum. I spent 6 hours enjoying the... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2016
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Really enjoyed our visit here especially the samurai area and seeing the amazing screens and old kimonos.

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Reviewed July 22, 2016 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.

Thank WMMeyers
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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Just like smoore88's review from 2015, there are NO works of Hokusai to view at the Tokyo National Museum! Come on Japan, like the other review states, why you list his works as treasured cultural works of Japan and not display at least one. An...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2016 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...More

Thank Gemma L
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

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,...More

1  Thank starsky18
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

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...More

Thank Chelsea B
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Reviewed July 15, 2016 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...More

1  Thank Shivon_R
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Reviewed July 15, 2016

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

Thank Linda_Laleston
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

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.

Thank kostam
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

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...More

Thank Yew Hong N
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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
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jct263
September 26, 2017|
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Response from pasweet | Reviewed this property |
Slippers are not required. Any time we did need to wear slippers though they were provided.
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lpslps
June 10, 2017|
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Response from bea2504 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is english audio guide . May be rented at the entrance. Better to go in the morning to 'catch' one- the english audio guide is in a high demand and the stock is over. Have fun !
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sohjd
November 29, 2015|
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Response from tabisuki5 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of this option, however it certainly might exist. They do have printed guides in many languages (English, French, Chinese, Korean, German), and very well-written tags on each work of art.
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