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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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Well explained in English

I really enjoyed the visit to this museum. It was very easy to move around and very easy to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
_wildflower78652
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Voiron, France
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When east meets west..

a fantasist history exhibition, easy to wander, very respectful personnel, huuuuge!! and you have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Noureddine B
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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, 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I really enjoyed the visit to this museum. It was very easy to move around and very easy to understand the various objets as the explanations in English were very clear. The staff was very helpful and friendly, as well. I really enjoyed the visit...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

a fantasist history exhibition, easy to wander, very respectful personnel, huuuuge!! and you have no right to take photos; unless being sneaky

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Tokyo National Museum is the largest museum in Japan, and contains over 117,000 items, including 88 National treasures, and 634 Important Cultural Properties. It collects, preserves, restores, and displays these items, as well as conducting research , promotes understanding, and provides educational activities. It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit as was most other things in Ueno Park, Too big for the time we had left. Must do again next visit.

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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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.

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Reviewed 3 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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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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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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