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Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan

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Very good.

I thought this was a good place to visit. The exhibits were quite interesting and we easily idled... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Norman P
via mobile
Pleasant surprise

We didn’t even know this was part of the admission fee for the Tokyo National Museum. After... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Daniel A
Beijing, China
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  • Excellent47%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
25 Jul 2018
“Very good. ”
24 Feb 2018
“Pleasant surprise”
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13-9 Uenokoen, Uenokoen, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I thought this was a good place to visit. The exhibits were quite interesting and we easily idled away a few hours. It gave a good insight into some aspects of Japanese history. Recommended.

Thank Norman P
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We didn’t even know this was part of the admission fee for the Tokyo National Museum. After visiting the main museum, we walked around and explored the other two remaining buildings. They didn’t stop us from entering so we ventured into both. The building to...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 30 November 2017

the problem is... if the exhibit is popular and if you come on a "wrong day" you will WAIT as a lot of people would like to see the same exhibit..... but, exhibits are worthy waiting for,.....

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

There are several floors to explore pertaining to the history and settlement of Japan. Lots of artefacts to read about and plenty of hands on to keep kids of all ages entertained. The art rooms are also worth a visit.

1  Thank Mon55
Reviewed 2 April 2017

You paid to get into the National Museum, so you might as well check out this separate building. Its numerous galleries hold several intriguing works, though some may be incomprehensible if you don't read Japanese. The displays are very well executed with excellent lighting in...More

2  Thank aBoater
Reviewed 15 March 2017

There are some periods of Japan's history which are well explored in stories and fiction. This museum covers everything however, and we were fascinated to see the gaps around the two popularly covered eras filled in. This museum is filled with information and beautiful exhibits,...More

2  Thank Granny_Gertrude
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We did this early on our stay in Japan and it provided a fascinating historical perspective on Japan. Our kids even liked it!

1  Thank Markraymondo
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The National Museum did not disappoint. World class collection divided over several buildings of Japanese and Asian Art.

1  Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 13 November 2016

So, we spent the morning in the National Museum. It was a nice collection, but they really need to update their explanatory labels in English and Japanese. They were missing a lot of historical and other background info that would have deepened people's appreciation. The...More

1  Thank Rachel N
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I loved seeing the history of Japanese pottery,art and culture well worth a visit , my husband and I wanted to see all aspects of Japanese culture , from the modern and crazy through to the beautiful art and culture of past era's .

3  Thank vivianashworth
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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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