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“oriental oasis”

Museums of the Far East
Ranked #280 of 400 things to do in Brussels
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Owner description: The Japanese Tower is home to the refined art objects that were made in the Land of the Rising Sun for export to the West. The items in the showcases of the Chinese Pavilion represent an extensive survey of the Chinese export porcelain to the West. The Museum of Japanese Art houses the rich collection of Japanese art.
Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“oriental oasis”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

This museum and the garden around are worth a visit despite all asperities! The personnel is not the most welcoming or communicative, some of the presentation catalogues in the rooms are only in Flemish, the French ones gone with no trace, the Japanese Tour seems dusty and like it's seen better days, the underground passage towards the Japanese Tour is not very well indicated and it seems under construction, but the overall experience is enchanting. The place is in lack of a loving touch though, and there is a lot to love about it...

Visited May 2013
1 Thank xinziana
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great place to relax and recharge in Brussels”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

At 4 Euros/ ticket for the Japanese art museum, Japanese Tower and Chinese Pavillion, this visit is a bargain. Built for the international exhibition, a visit to this complex helps put some art nouveau influences in context. To get there directly, your best option is line 3 to Araucaria.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank KashaH
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Athens, Greece
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“It worths a visit! :)”
Reviewed 10 December 2012

+The Japanese&Chinese Towers are 2 museums.I have travelled a lot in Europe but never seen sth like this.Also,there is a really nice park to walk or ride your bike.
-The stuff isn't really helpfull.I asked them for information("why were the towers built?by whom?etc)and they didn't really know..
*The price ticket is 3euro for students and 4 for adults.
*Trams 3 and 7 go there,stop "Araucaria". Visit it,it's nice!
! After that you can take the tram,just outside,to go to"Mini Europe"and"Atomium".They are 7 minutes away.

Visited December 2012
9 Thank Aphrodite T
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
“A feast for the eyes but bring your passport”
Reviewed 8 December 2012

Staff will not provide the audioguide that is included with the price of admission without holding your passport as collateral. Ticket office staff need to upgrade their customer relations skills.

Visited December 2012
Thank Chevy C
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