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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 8-36 Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3823-6921
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Nice to visit when you have time and interests in Arts

The location is close to Tokyo National Museum, the national museum of western arts. You may visit all of three museums with one full day. Specially, for people over 65 they have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 April 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

The location is close to Tokyo National Museum, the national museum of western arts. You may visit all of three museums with one full day. Specially, for people over 65 they have senior discount.

Thank Makoto Y
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely exhibition of the works of jakuchu a Japanese painter from the 18th century. Exhibitions change regularly, so it all depends on what's on atm of your visit. There is also a gallery devoted to upcoming new talent which is very diverse and worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

The main exhibitions cost money, but they hold a number of exhibitions which have art from local students which are completely free and definitely well worth a visit. The staff at the reception speak very good English if you need any help.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Sadly the explanations are not translated so not sure what we saw and well sadly rooms and rooms full of so so calligraphy with no explanation is not really my thing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

To start off, the main portion of this museum is free to visit, so there really isn't a reason for you to not go. There is no permanent exhibit here, so going back again after the exhibits rotate out is also reasonable. A few months before the school year ends, the entire first floor is full of student final project... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Visited the Botticelli Exhibition with my wife and mother. You need to call the museum in advance to arrange a handicap parking lot. The facility is accessible for handicapped. There was no "The Birth of Venus" nor "Primavera", but there were "Madonna of the Book," "Adoration of the Magi," "Simonetta Vespucci," and "Calumny of Apelles."

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

I've been to the Monet exhibition on Tuesday afternoon. After waiting in the line for 25 min I had to make my way to each painting through a huge crowd. Enjoyed the exhibition anyways, very rare Monet works that I've never seen.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

This large museum has a permanent collections and at the time had exhibits of local art, which at the time were both traditional Japanese and modern. There were paintings, pen and ink drawings, and sculptures.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Was packed like sardines during the Monet exhibition. Although the crowd was orderly, I find it very hard to appreciate the paintings while packed shoulders to shoulders and moved along like a human conveyor belt from one painting to another painting. The audio guides were only in Japanese and the description next to the paintings were also only in Japanese.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art featured an exhibition of Claude Monet. I am not an expert on art by any means but his 'Water Lillies' was spectacular. We also visited the Citizen's Gallery which just showed how proud they are of their art.

Thank Michael W

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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 sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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