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Tokyo National Museum

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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
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+81 3-3822-1111
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All reviews japanese art national museum main building on display several buildings ueno park samurai swords different buildings special exhibition asian countries nice collection english explanations audio guide couple of hours two floors rainy day few hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum has 2 floors of exhibits. The displays range from Samurai swords and weapons. Art, pottery and a amazing display of kimonos. The museum offers the perfect depiction of historic Japanese culture The museum had 3 other buildings we did not visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank haileythegolden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must museum if interested in Japanese art and history. Many buildings full of amazing collections. You can find also special exhibitions - I was lucky enough to see Hokusai exhibition. What I didn't expect was that you have to watch prints and paintings in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kajar K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the museum this time specially for the Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition, which will last until 24 Feb. The advert focuses on the very famous piece by Gan Shin Kei (顏真卿) but there are also pieces by other famous Chinese calligraphists. The place was crowded...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 51gregoryl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Again, my expectations of what could be displayed in this national museum changed very quickly once I walked in. There were lots of statues, art works, kimonos, traditional costumes and pottery, etc from Asian countries including Japan. Did I learn much about the history of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OZtraveller222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at the TNM a couple of hours before closing time, after a long cold day walking around Tokyo... not the best circumstances to enjoy a museum visit. Even so, i couldn't help but to admire the art and history on display. From samurai...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Antoniorir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could definitely use a major renovation because I found the museum old compared to other ones around the world. The contents of the museum aren't that spectacular in my opinion, nothing out of the ordinary other than old artifacts here and there. Despite the large...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kiefer C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to visit the museum on a free admittance day so I didn't feel as bad about zipping around the museum. The museum houses a very impressive collection of Asian art. I think I would have spent longer perusing the rooms if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Shampeu
Reviewed 14 January 2019

Asian treasures spread out over a number of different buildings. Displays are nicely arranged. Set aside some time if you want to visit thoroughly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alex D
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Decided to spend our last day in Japan at the museum, and it was certainly ambitious. We didn’t realize that the museum is essentially 4-5 museums in itself, and it would take more than a day to explore everything properly! We paid for the special...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ariellechiu
Reviewed 16 December 2018

What to do on a day when rain was battering us on the street? Go to a museum, of course! This is not just any old museum, and to be honest, we had planned to visit it no matter what. The complex houses a massive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Nearby
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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Slippers are not required. Any time we did need to wear slippers though they were provided.
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