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Address: 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
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This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and...

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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Excellent representation of Japanese history&art

If you have limited time in Tokyo this is the museum to visit. Easy to navigate, the permanent exhibition presents archaeological pottery, calligraphy, kimonos, paintings, swords... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have limited time in Tokyo this is the museum to visit. Easy to navigate, the permanent exhibition presents archaeological pottery, calligraphy, kimonos, paintings, swords, porcelain, lacquerware, armors, all representative of various Japanese historical periods. One needs at least couple of hours for a relaxed stroll.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our two kids (14 & 10) - both were able to enter for free, and the adult price for entry was reasonable. Crowds were thin, maybe because it was a wet morning and it's a fair hike through Ueno park from the last of the metro stations to get there. Our kids were interested, but it's not really for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in Ueno in the park, it would be worth it to pop into the national museum to have a look. They have some great items on display - Buddhist statues, Japanese paintings, etc.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We greatly enjoyed the Museum which features high level art works in a variety of areas including other countries; our favorite was a lovely modern buidling featuring art work from Horyuji Temple including some amazing masks from an era of Korean inspired plays.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is spread over a number of buildings and if you looked at every thing in depth, you would need at least a day however, the museum does have a self guided highlights tour (you can pick up a brochure) which would take you a few hours instead.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum, lots of items to see. But we reached there around 3.30pm and it close at 5pm, so not able to view all the places, should go earlier.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The permanent exhibition houses beautiful art from Japan including paintings, prints, kimonos and statues, many pottery items, painted scrolls and poems. It will take you a couple of hours to visit it excluding the special exhibition. We also liked much the Asian, Khmer, middle eastern, Egyptian and Indian art in the other building.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can visit one museum in Ueno? Visit this one. Art and history abound. The museum is simple - writing is not filled with fluff. The descriptions tell you exactly what you need to know. The little make your own postcard at the end is quite fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But hey its a museum so what sid we expect! Lots of great history. And the teens (18 and under) are free. So when you catch one of then sleeping on a sofa and another on ready her book.. Don't blow a gasket it didn't cost you anything. And at least this museum sparked their interest in Japanese history 5... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prior to visit, I thought that this was going to be a pure history museum. In fact, it is more of an arts and crafts museum. The collection of exhibits is broad. I enjoyed myself and I think most teenagers and adults with an interest in arts and crafts would as well. If you are after souvenirs, I can recommend... 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 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.
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