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Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan

13-9 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5777-8600
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Certainly Worth a Look

You paid to get into the National Museum, so you might as well check out this separate building... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Newton, Massachusetts
Amazing insight in to Japan's history

There are some periods of Japan's history which are well explored in stories and fiction. This... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Bath, United Kingdom
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13-9 Uenokoen, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-5777-8600
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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

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

1  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!

Thank Markraymondo
Reviewed 12 December 2016

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

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

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 .

1  Thank vivianashworth
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The Tokyo National Museum is a must-go museum which locates in the Ueno Park. This museum has represented as Japan's most important museum for more than 100 years. They also hold many international exhibitions. I would recommend you to visit the Tokyo National Museum if...More

1  Thank berylfrog
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

This is a very good museum showcasing Japanese historical art and artifacts. The museum is houseful 4 separate buildings over 2 levels each. There are some good samurai arm our and sword displays which our boys enjoyed. There are some excellent displays of robes. The...More

Thank Honeysuckle123
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

This museum is really big and when I was there, it had a special gallery with Chinese taracotta soldiers. You can easily spend 2-3 hours, it's the best museum in Tokyo.

Thank mnn17
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This museum is not huge by world standards. They have gone to a lot of trouble to pick the best examples of each period and art form. I loved the handmade scrolls, with their delicate calligraphy and paintings. But also interesting was the ancient pottery,...More

Thank Library flower
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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