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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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Splendid collection

I only had a bit more than an hour to spare, so opted for a main Honkan building representing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vilnius, Lithuania
The Great Museum to see the Japanese arts, artifacts and its history!!

The collection of Tokyo National Museum comprises around 116,000 items, the best collection of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tsukuba, Japan
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This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and artworks in the world. With over 100,000 pieces and room to display only 4,000, exhibits are rotated constantly.
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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I only had a bit more than an hour to spare, so opted for a main Honkan building representing Japanese art from ancient times to the 19th century. Impressive collection with some English explanation. English leaflets of the museum and helpful staff available. Free calligraphy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection of Tokyo National Museum comprises around 116,000 items, the best collection of cultural properties in Japan in terms of both quality and quantity, including arms and armor, calligraphy, paintings, ceramics, archaeology, decorative arts, costumes, Ukiyo-e, Buddhist sculptures, and Arts of Asia. They are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little disappointed as i assumed this would be more to do with outlining the history of japan. It was still interesting but much more on the artey side.

Thank Bobbinson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 3 hours at the place to see everything. Lots of Japanese and surprisingly Chinese artifacts. However this place actually can accommodate much more. Was lucky to listen life classical music and try on kimono. Very enjoyed it.

Thank Larisa V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is made with several buildings which would require several hours if you wanna see all of it. We only focus on Honkan Gallery & Horyu-ji treasures hall, and it took us already more than 2 hours. Excellent when it rains :)

Thank BLshanghai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Tokyo National Museum was amazingly rewarding. The Japanese national treasures displays were very interesting, particularly I was amazed to see the oldest samurai sword.

Thank Fogata09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a total of about 3 hours just to see all the Buddha statues in the museum! This includes a 30-minute queue to get into the special exhibit "Unkei - The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture", which you have to pay extra for. The...More

Thank leejk78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not Louvres or Hermitage but still nice Japanese and Asian collections, worth visiting. 1-2 hours are more than enough.

Thank TX2005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum had 4 buildings. History and relics from Japan, history and relics from Japan influenced by other Asian countries and a mixed showcase. Every building has over 1 hour of displays and showcases to see. There is arts, artifacts, relics, tools all from Japan...More

Thank victorcyho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible collection of Japanese art and artifacts, centuries old but well preserved. We only had enough time to tour the Main Gallery, but it took a whole afternoon.

Thank Janice L
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
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26 September 2017|
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Response from pasweet | Reviewed this property |
Slippers are not required. Any time we did need to wear slippers though they were provided.
10 June 2017|
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Response from bea2504 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is english audio guide . May be rented at the entrance. Better to go in the morning to 'catch' one- the english audio guide is in a high demand and the stock is over. Have fun !
29 November 2015|
Response from tabisuki5 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of this option, however it certainly might exist. They do have printed guides in many languages (English, French, Chinese, Korean, German), and very well-written tags on each work of art.