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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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Wonderful cultural experience

What a wonderful place to experience the history and culture of Japan. We spent a couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jojo8966
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Canberra, Australia
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Place for antiquities

This museum is comprised of four buildings. The two central buildings have a collection of Japanese... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geopiggy
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Calgary, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to experience the history and culture of Japan. We spent a couple of hours and saw everything here. Of course you can spend much more time. Great examples of samurai swords and armor, traditional dress and ceramics. The gift shop has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is comprised of four buildings. The two central buildings have a collection of Japanese art and antiquities. The building on the right is other Asian art and antiquities, while the left one is for temporary exhibits. Although the museum size seems daunting, you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well organized and interesting. If you are in Tokyo and you have few time, this is the museum to visit. Dont miss !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history and want to learn and see more of Japanese history this is the place to go. It was worth the trip.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We felt that this was somewhat overrated and a bit sterile. The Edo Tokyo was much more interesting; with its interactive exhibits. Would not rush to see this museum.

Thank Norman P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here while exploring the museums in Ueno. Lots to see! I focused on the second floor of the main hall and then went to see the special exhibit from Saudi Arabia. Park is beautiful! Gift shop is pricey - $8 for a magnet!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Too much to see. There are about 3 or 4 buildings in the complex. We put in 3 hours and only saw the main building. My degree is in History and I don't think you need you see this if you are pressed for time....More

Thank orin o
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tokyo National Museum is a fairly large museum in decent grounds with a few different buildings. It is adjacent to Ueno Park and pretty easy to find. As with all museums in Japan it is not cheap. As a museum experience it is a...More

Thank Malarchy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent at least 4 hours visiting the national museum. Could easily have stayed longer if we had time. Lots of interesting displays and well worth the tiny 620 yen entry fee. Especially love the samurai costumes and artifacts from other countries. Easy access through Ueno...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The large collections within the Museum were really interesting and gave us a good introduction to Japan and it's history.

Thank Richard C
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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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28 April 2018|
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Response from Daniel A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have lockers! I saw many small ones that cost 100 Yen, but you get the coin back when you return. They have larger lockers but I think you have to pay. You should probably go early as many were already taken... More
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Response from pasweet | Reviewed this property |
Slippers are not required. Any time we did need to wear slippers though they were provided.
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Response from bea2504 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is english audio guide . May be rented at the entrance. Better to go in the morning to 'catch' one- the english audio guide is in a high demand and the stock is over. Have fun !
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