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Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

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Shinagawa / Gotanda
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Address: 5-21-9 Shirokanedai, Minato 108-0071, Tokyo Prefecture
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Art Deco Museum with Japanese Garden

The building of this museum renovated from the old Japanese royal family's house. It was designed at Art Deco, and its entrance had doors which designed by a famous French glass... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The building of this museum renovated from the old Japanese royal family's house. It was designed at Art Deco, and its entrance had doors which designed by a famous French glass artist "René Lalique". The garden has a chic Japanese garden and a luxurious Western garden, making it a great place for a walk. Entrance fee of 100 yen is... More 

Thank mat_mak
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you are around Meguro Station or staying at the Miyako Hotel along Meguro Dori at the intersection of Sakakura Dori, this museum pairs well with a lovely stroll through the nature park next door at the Institute for Nature Study. There is a nice display of Japanese Cloisonné on display in February

Thank warren D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The former residence of Prince Aska. Beautiful art deco architecture and interior decorations. Gardens are nice for a stroll. Museum cafe is recommended too. Check the exhibit schedule before going.

Thank TokyoSean
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

I wouldn't really describe this place as a art museum - the real attraction is the building itself. It's a beautiful example of art deco architecture and if you have any interest in architecture or Art Deco, you have to visit. The gallery space is housed in a separate, modern building and consisted of 2 installations when I visited. There... More 

1 Thank SPS S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

An Art Deco jewel with doors, chandeliers etc galore by Renee Lalique, exquisite marquetry but very average paintings. Also used as an art space with an interesting European exhibition of installations when we visited. Lovely cafe in the modern annex. Spend time in the gardens which have some interesting sculpture pieces.

Thank HolidaygirlBrisbane
Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This royal residence was restored in 2015, and is quite a beautiful place to visit. If you are a fan of Art Deco style, you cannot miss this place. The grounds surrounding the building are quite simple, and lots of folks were sitting on the lawn and enjoying the fall afternoon. Looks a great place for a picnic lunch (check... More 

Thank Dean T
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you liked the "Golden Cabbage" of the Secession Museum in Vienna, you will be delighted with the former home of Prince Asaka, now the Teien Art Museum. A perfectly preserved Art Deco palace, the difference in Japanese and Western Art Deco is amazing. Sometimes Art Deco can be over the top in decorative elements. Here, the zen of Japanese... More 

Thank FlorafromHawaii
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Its an excellently detailed art-deco building - everything from the woodwork to the grates to the ceiling tiles to the tapestry to the ... well, you get the picture. You can easily spend the best part of a couple of hours just noodling around the place!

Thank dieswaytoofast
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The museum building used to be the residence of a prince. It's not a huge museum so the number of art pieces on display is not that many, but you can enjoy art with relaxed atmosphere. There is a nice cafe inside the museum with the view of the garden. The current exhibition is jewelries and paintings of Medici family.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Anyone who is a fan of art deco should not miss this. The museum itself is a work of art, with an eclectic rotation of exhibits. Its rather small but elegantly laid out. The garden however was mostly closed off without much explination as to why.

Thank sirianrussell

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