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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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An oasis of Old Japan in the heart of the metropolis

Two for the price of one: a beautifully designed small museum of art treasures from ancient Japan and China, and an exquisite and extensive garden, with small stream and pond and... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2015
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

Two for the price of one: a beautifully designed small museum of art treasures from ancient Japan and China, and an exquisite and extensive garden, with small stream and pond and several tea houses (for formal tea ceremonies), where it's hard to believe you're in the heart of the metropolis of Tokyo. Paths wind downward, passing evocative old stone lanterns... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Interesting but small collection of Japanese art and artifacts. The Gardens make the visit. Especially with autumn leaves. Building itself is also special.

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Unfortunately they don't provide English audio. And the signs are not enough. It has a lovely garden and a coffee inside. But it is always crowded on the weekends. So may better in the weekdays.

Thank crownvict
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I really like this museum. The building itself is very interestingly designed, the collection is very good, and the gardens are a wonderful retreat from Tokyo.

Thank Davey Y
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Nice museum , good for those studying tea ceremonies. It is the collection of a private family. Good coffee shop in the garden.

Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

The museum is very interesting and contains national treasures, but the garden is sublime. Walking into the garden is to go from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo into serenity and beauty. One must first pay for entrance to the museum, which is 1200 yen for adults, but the garden alone is worth it. Nezu was a rich entrepreneur who... More 

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Beachmere, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We had read that this was a great museum for Japanese antiques and we were not disappointed. Some of the bronzes were 11th century bc and in beautiful condition, apart from that the tea ceremony artifacts which were part of a special exhibition were fascinating. The scrolls dated back to around the 8th century and were in incredible condition. Unfortunately... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Nezu's collection are majority scrolls and pottery (with a huge proportion of ancient Chinese relics). Most of the displays at the museum has simple English translation. There's a huge garden with plenty trees and statues, it's very peaceful and quiet. No additional fee and is included in the museum admission fee (JPY1,200). Worth take a detour to spend few hours... More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2015

The museum was smaller and more expensive than many others. Probably good for history buffs but not my favorite Tokyo museum. The garden out back is quite lovely if you do go.

Thank Sandra F
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

Beautiful collection of teahouses, statues and religious figures in a very nicely arranged garden atmosphere are definitively worth the visit. The buidling is puristic designed, good volume and presentation of the art pieces.

1 Thank Katharina19

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