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“Beautifully Integrated Small Museum and Garden” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nezu Museum

Nezu Museum
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Scholar-Led Architectural Walking Tour: Harajuku, Omotesando and Roppongi
Ranked #3 of 399 things to do in Minato
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“Beautifully Integrated Small Museum and Garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

When I visited the Nezu Museum the National Treasure on display was Ogata Kornin's beautiful set of iris screens, which were mirrored by a large iris display in the outside garden. This is a small museum with a high quality collection of Japanese art. The building is architecturally exquisite. It's a few blocks walk from the Omotesando station and shopping district. Definitely a restful place to spend an hour after shopping.

Visited May 2013
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“Small private museum worth your time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Wonderful exhibit this month on large silk screens. Large collection of Asian art. At the end,head out to one of the best small japenese landscape gardens in this city. Really relaxing experience.

Visited May 2013
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“Fantastic Garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

It was raining and still, I was enchanted with the beautiful garden and didn't want to leave. There is a very peaceful small restaurant with direct views on the greenery. The museum inside has many interesting pieces and the most beautiful iris screens in Japanese art. But the most beautiful part is the garden with its many statues and lovely landscaping. Worth every yen that it costs to enter. Plan on spending at least an hour there.

Visited April 2013
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“gorgeous museum and garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Designed by the great Kengo Kuma, this museum is a real jewel in the heart of Tokyo. The entrance walk, lined by a bamboo wall and a wall of living bamboo, is a gorgeous and serene transition from the busy shopping district to the quiet museum. This is one of Kuma's loveliest buildings in Tokyo, and worth a visit for the architecture alone. The collection is also worth seeing, and the gardens are beautiful.

Visited October 2012
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“Delightful art collection - gorgeous garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

The Nezu Musuem is a small but delightful place to visit in Tokyo. The collection is small and features Japanese and other Asian pre-modern arts, including calligraphy, painting, sculpture, ceramics, lacquer, metalwork, bamboo crafts and textiles. There is a small but outstanding display of ancient Chinese bronzes.

Once you have visited the Museum displays, you will be enthralled by the garden which deserves a visit. In Spring, the irises in full bloom are an attraction not to be missed!

A pleasant rest stop is the Nezu Cafe set in the garden close to the main building.

Visited April 2013
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