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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.