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Nezu Museum

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Akasaka / Roppongi
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Address: 6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato 107-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
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Great art and beautiful garden

The Nezu Museum has some iconic works of art and many treasures across the genres in its permanent collection, and the special exhibitions are always worth seeing. The garden is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Anne M
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nezu Museum has some iconic works of art and many treasures across the genres in its permanent collection, and the special exhibitions are always worth seeing. The garden is gorgeous and worth a visit on its own, especially in autumn and when the irises are out. There is a nice gift shop and also a cafe (which I haven't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful small garden. Well-organized museum itself. Surrounding area with fine architectures are fantastic,

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection on display is a mix of modern and traditional Japanese art (and crafts - there is a terrific collection of ancient bronze pots). The building is modern and spacious and the crowd seemed fairly upscale. The garden in the back is tranquil and well worth a meander. A minor collateral bonus is that there is great shopping (and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really loved the small exhibition of the paintings of Maruyama Ōkyo - they were the best Japanese paintings I've ever seen. I also loved how the exhibition was laid out, with his best works first and his earlier works later, which really makes you think about what separates a good painting from a great one. Just as much, I... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Excellent little museum unfortunately like in most museums in Tokyo with limited space for presenting their permanent collection. Behind the museum is a beautiful garden in traditional Japanese style with three tea houses. Regular tea ceremonies for which you have to buy tickets at the counter of the museum.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

An absolutely spectacular museum - the architecture is outstanding and breath-taking. The outside mixes modern elements with natural stones and bamboo. The dining room is nearly surrounded by glass and the beautiful, colorful fall leaves outdoors enhanced the excellent food and dining experience. The museum itself is gorgeous inside and each viewing area is easy on the eye - with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

When we went in September and unfortunately the flowers didn't seem to be in season. The garden is nice but given the flowers hadn't bloomed, most of the plants seemed quite similar. Nice to do, but not a necessity. We only went through half the museum but what we did go through was interesting. There are tonnes of shops along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Modern but Japanese set in exquisite gardens that the previously owner is buried in. Very good collection of Asian sacred art. Do try the well priced cafe set in the gardens with translucent alabaster ceilings.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful architecture with wonderful vistas into one of the best gardens we have seen. The exhibits are superbly lit and presented. The museum is not too large so you don't suffer from fatigue or overload. The current special exhibition is amazing. The paintings of Maruyama Okyo are astounding. This exhibition finishes Dec 18 2016. His work is so modern and... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Small and intimate. Well curated. The star here, however, is the garden which is more like a small park. Go early in the day before crowds arrive and you can linger and take in the sights. It's a wonderful respite from the rest of Tokyo. Far better than the larger public parks. The Nezu is at the end of a... More 

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