We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“It's a Museum”

Tokyo National Museum
Ranked #4 of 336 things to do in Taito
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“It's a Museum”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

An interesting step back into Japanese history, old named blades, indigineous items, clothes, the purge of christians. Was very very interesting, especially the age of some of the items, some coming in at 400AD. Worth a look for the price.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank HarryzoBridgeBurner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,541 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    757
    556
    197
    22
    9
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Maybe we did not give it enough time”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

My wife and I visited the museum after a long day seeing the sites in Tokyo. Maybe we did not give the museum enough time, and only saw one of the five buildings.

There were some stunning kabuki kimono, the ceramics were good. Personally I'm interested in the period of Tokugawa Ieyasu the shogun who united Japan and was surprised how little there was about him in the museum. We only saw a suit of armour he gave to one of his retainers and two swords belonging to Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Monkeys_Mum_and_Dad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Beautiful treasures of Japanese Culture through the ages”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

The National Museum is well organized with helpful English labels. We enjoyed the kimonos, Samurai uniforms, calligraphy, and tea sets. There is good access for the disabled. We ate lunch on the grounds at the Hotel Okura.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank EdDoc99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bandung, Indonesia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“japan trip”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

if you visit tokyo and you did not visit it, just as you have never been to tokyo, I encourage you to come here.dont foget it rite :)

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank thilaharahap
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tokyo, Japan
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“good museum with Japanese and Asian exhibits”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Tokyo National Museum is next to Ueno Park, about 5 minutes from the JR Ueno station. It has a big collection of Japanese art and objects in the main building, including swords and kimonos. Check the schedule for special exhibitions. There is a collection of Asian art from different countries in a separate building. Behind the main building there is also a Japanese garden that is open for part of the year.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank DavidTokyo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Tokyo National Museum also viewed

 

Been to Tokyo National Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing