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National Museum of Japanese History

117 Jonaicho, Sakura 285-0017, Chiba Prefecture
+81 43-486-0123
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Not a boring museum

Located next to the Botanical Garden of Everyday Life the National Museum of Japanese History is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alternative place outside but near Tokyo

This museum took you right through Japanese history, it had big and small displays and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annabelle M
York, United Kingdom
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117 Jonaicho, Sakura 285-0017, Chiba Prefecture
+81 43-486-0123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located next to the Botanical Garden of Everyday Life the National Museum of Japanese History is the perfect place to spent a day soaking in the culture and beauty of Japan. The entry fee to the museum is a very reasonable 420yen. The museum allows...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum took you right through Japanese history, it had big and small displays and building/town replicas and was really fun and informative. Was great for both adults and kids. There was even a huge indoor play ground for kids. The audio tour was also...More

Thank Annabelle M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

here is about Japan History. I hope to visit here again bcaz many many things have to study go go go

Thank LoveNeko
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This museum is so big and full of history. We decided to check properly only some little older things and concentrated 20th century. That was good combination, took some two hours and learned a lot. Here it is easy to get history overload. Make a...More

Thank ettelbruck
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We rented a car and drove 2600 miles in Japan. It was an incredible three week trip. We were really sorry we did not start our trip by going to this museum outside of Tokyo. We had a flight home from Narita Airport in the...More

2  Thank aekrfk
Reviewed 10 May 2016

It is surprising to find such a good museum in an area that does not seem central. This museum covered all aspects of Japanese history, from the dawn of civilisation to the post war era. We even found Godzilla! Japanese museums do wonderful dioramas and...More

1  Thank cravingescape
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I went to this museum as I had a couple of hours to kill. So I didn't get the audio guide but I still just walked around and enjoy the displays. I will definitely be going back. The only problem is that it is so...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We spent a couple of hours there and could have easily spent twice as long . This is a very big building and traces Japanese history basically from the first inhabitants up to modern times. It covers all aspects of Japenese culture and lifestyle. The...More

1  Thank roy v
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We live in Tokyo so decided to visit the museum on the weekend. Overall it was very easy to find and there was plenty of parking. Entry was very reasonable and as suggested by other guests, headphones in other languages are available for free at...More

1  Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum this morning and I was very impressed, I would advise getting the audio guide (they are free) as almost all the descriptions are in Japanese, we were in there for almost 4 hours!, reasonable prices too, I would definitely return.

Thank Sarah D
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