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The Tale of Genji Museum

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Japanese traditional drama.

Genji Monogatari, history of Mr. Hilaru Genji is very famous non fiction old story in Japan. The... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
United States
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Linger a bit

If you have read and of the Tale of Genji, this is a good place to broaden your understanding. The... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2017
Paul D
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Jul 1, 2018
“Japanese traditional drama. ”
Dec 29, 2017
“Linger a bit”
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45-26, Uji Higashiuchi, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Genji Monogatari, history of Mr. Hilaru Genji is very famous non fiction old story in Japan. The place has so many details of the story. The place attracted to me to read the story again even though I learned some when I was students. You...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ayakoi619
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Spent about an hour and a bit here - a few rooms, and I particularly liked the one telling about the uji chapters. I would say it’s definitely a well-maintained museum, small but containing interesting details. English audio commentary is available and I’m glad I...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Chris V
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

If you have read and of the Tale of Genji, this is a good place to broaden your understanding. The locations in the story are real and Uji people value their connection to the Tale. Check out any short films that are screening and have...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed December 2, 2017

Very interesting. Take your time in this museum. I was there with familly and local friends which made the visit and this adderer value.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ingeborg M
Reviewed November 16, 2017

The building is a lovely looking piece of architecture and there was an English information sheet, but the labels are Japanese only. I used Google Translate quite a bit to understand more. I enjoyed what I saw but I would have liked the opportunity to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Selsy
Reviewed May 14, 2017

As someone often mistaken for the Shining Prince, I felt it appropriate to visit here. It is not to be missed by any fan. The walk itself if you approach from the shrine area is stunning. Even if your not a fan of Genji the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed March 30, 2017

If you don't speak Japanese, there's no point if you don't rent the free audio guide. But then again, the audio guide won't make much sense if you didn't brush up on the story of the Tale of Genji (Uji section) first. It's a Lord...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ines K
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Small museum dedicated to the Tale of Genji, its author Murasaki Shikibu and the Heian cultural milieu of the book. Museum has a couple of galleries with dioramas and artifacts and has narration in each gallery. I only heard a japanese language version. The gift...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Todd F
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Tale of Genji may be a great book, but this museum is not a great experience for an American visitor. Museum consists of three small rooms and a film auditorium. All three rooms focus on last ten chapters of Tale of Genji. So does the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
4  Thank Extrospect472
Reviewed September 25, 2016

The Tale of Genji is a book about the Imperial Court in Kyoto during the Heian Period, over a thousand years ago. If you are interested in Japanese Culture, it's a must read as it takes actual events and locations in and around Kyoto and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bryvmo
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