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Tokyo National Museum

Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Museum is huge. Explanation are in English (95%). Exhibitions are great (Asian fabrics, sculptures... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Berlin, Germany
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Six hours needed

We needed six full hours to see all four buildings, visiting every exhibit on every floor... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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.
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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

Not that many items - signs do have English translations so a bonus. Only ok. There are a lot of museums in the area it is in which is interesting. We thought the historical kimonos were the best part.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Museum is huge. Explanation are in English (95%). Exhibitions are great (Asian fabrics, sculptures, paintings, pottery,...they have a good description at their website). You can buy an audio guide or just use the app of the museum (free). They have a lot of places to...More

Thank RosiBerlin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We needed six full hours to see all four buildings, visiting every exhibit on every floor available. We read most of the descriptions in each room and took several photos of some of our favorite works of art. We learned a lot about the history...More

Thank Sine-Wave
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As per the title, was surprised to find that this is actually a collection of museums cover Japanese archaeology, history and art as well as Asian art collections. I ended up with only three hours here and I did not get to all of the...More

1  Thank Dinadan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the north side of Ueno Park, there is an oldest museum in Japan — “Tokyo National Museum” established in 1872. We can enjoy good Japanese garden, ancient earthenware, Edo lacquerware, KATANA, armor, Nou mask, Buddha statue, tea bowl and et al. Many national treasures...More

Thank ShigeruM61
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 5 days in Tokyo, one day turned to be a rainy day so we decided to stay dry and visited the Tokyo National Museum. This building alone kept us occupied over 3 hours, so many interesting artifacts, really enjoyed the Buddha collection and also...More

1  Thank tinycoconut
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tight schedule and had to go through this museum in just 2 hours. I wish we had more time. It was so informative. The audio guide really helped. We spent all of our time in the Japanese buildings. We learned so...More

1  Thank WorkToTravel123
Reviewed 1 week ago

For 100 yen we could write a kanji letter on a Japanes fan in one of the buildings. We enjoyed that. There were also tons of other interesting things to see. Spent half a day there, we only visited 2 buildings. You can easily spent...More

Thank Jon_Ju1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't plan to, but ended up spending a whole day here; the Japanese collection, as expected, was impressive, but it was the additional material from other Asian countries which was unexpected and delightful.

Thank hrtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb display of Artefacts from ancient potery to Samurai swords and armour to fantastic screen paintings and art.

Thank Malcolm A
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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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