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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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Fascinating insight into Japanese Art

We thoroughly enjoyed the Highlights of Japanese Art. These included earthenware from 2000 BC... read more

Reviewed yesterday
641jacqueline491
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Tadcaster
Education

This museum has great indoor and outdoor spaces and you can see lots of national treasures... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
vanderland78
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national museum” (70 reviews)
“main building” (51 reviews)
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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed the Highlights of Japanese Art. These included earthenware from 2000 BC, Military attire, screen paintings, richly decorated theatre costumes and everything you would want to know about the Tea Ceremony. Information boards are in English. Well worth a visit to find out...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum has great indoor and outdoor spaces and you can see lots of national treasures including samurai swords, masks, armor, pottery, and historical artwork all being displayed.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this museum on our second day in Tokyo. It was really neat to learn more about the history and culture of Japan. We really enjoyed it and recommend it to any art/history lover.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Several buildings are here that house extensive collections of Japanese and Asian art and antiquities. Some collections on display include ceramics, archaeology, paintings, calligraphy, arms and armor, costumes, Buddhist sculpture, and decorative arts. We were surprised that there was quite a bit in English as...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I thought it was a great museum and highly recommend to get headphones if you don’t understand Japanese. I easily spent 3 hours there and learned an incredible amount of knowledge on Japanese history. I have spent most of my travels in Europe so I...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum, especially considering it is 600 yen for adult admission. This would be a great place to spend a day, walking through the various exhibits.

Thank jjzzhh
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A good way to spend 2 or so hours if you are in the Ueno vicinity. Good collection of Japanese Art and jewellery. Loved the building housing the Hiroji Treasures.

Thank Al-Net-Olo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tokyo National Museum is one of several excellent museums located within Ueno Park. It has multiple wings, and covers archeology, history and especially art. Plan to spend at least a couple of hours in each wing. The audio guides are highly recommended: they provide in-depth...More

Thank Gabriel H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a extensive museum & you really need to allocate either a morning or afternoon to get the full benefit. We had limited time so only took in a few of the display halls on the first floor. Some exhibitions had a NO PHOTO...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about two hours here and found the museum to be filled with lots of history and much to see in the two out of three buildings. The third building was closed. The areas that stood out for us during our visit to the...More

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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
...More
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James M
29 April 2018|
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Response from Aubrey F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you'll need to pay for it.
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jct263
27 September 2017|
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Response from pasweet | Reviewed this property |
Slippers are not required. Any time we did need to wear slippers though they were provided.
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lpslps
11 June 2017|
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Response from bea2504 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is english audio guide . May be rented at the entrance. Better to go in the morning to 'catch' one- the english audio guide is in a high demand and the stock is over. Have fun !
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