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Ancient Orient Museum

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Small with an interesting permanent collection and changing exhibitions

Located on the upper floor of an office-type building, this museum houses a small collection of... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2015
Bob B
Holiday, Florida
Check the current exhibit before you go.

OK, so you are in Tokyo. The world is your oyster. Where do you want to spend your time? If you... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2015
Tokyo, Japan
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7 May 2016
“Small and lacking in oriental exhibits”
29 Sep 2015
“Small with an interesting permanent collection and changing exhibitions”
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3-1-4 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima 170-8630, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

The "Ancient Orient Museum" is poorly named as we discovered. We visited in the hope of seeing more "oriental" exhibits but the vast majority of artefacts on display are from the Middle East and not the Far East. The current exhibition was on calligraphy and...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Located on the upper floor of an office-type building, this museum houses a small collection of interesting objects from Egypt and the Ancient Near East. The day we visited, the Egyptian art was on view, but the objects from the Ancient Near East were not...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 18 June 2015

OK, so you are in Tokyo. The world is your oyster. Where do you want to spend your time? If you are on a short visit, then there are other places where your time is better spent. But if you happen to be in the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2014 via mobile

We decided to go here during a typhoon so we could stay out of the wet and cold. It is very small and when we went there was nothing related to the ancient orient at all. It was all south American items on display. I...More

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Hard to find Small museum Hardly found original pieces (lot of replicates) But the most desapointing: no english comments, so hard to understand what is about :o( But seemed to be interesting...

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Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

This museum is in the Sunshine City. It's clean and quiet place but I think it's not a special one. It's not bad if you like oriental culture and have enough time here in Ikebukuro.

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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Finding this "museum" was a bit of a challenge, but ultimately, it was worth it. (Finding our way back out was another adventure!) Nothing in the collection was ZOMG, but for a provincial Egyptian collection, the presentation was all you could ask for. If you...More

1  Thank Pattie L
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