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Tokyo National Museum

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

While here I saw an amazing exhibit about the 'queens' of Egypt. A lot of information is... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Janelle K
Lot's of buddha statues

I wasn't very impressed of the museum. How many different buddha statues can you appreciate? Other... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
Uppsala, Sweden
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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

While here I saw an amazing exhibit about the 'queens' of Egypt. A lot of information is translated to English as well.

Thank Janelle K
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I wasn't very impressed of the museum. How many different buddha statues can you appreciate? Other parts, like pottery, swords and caligraphy are more interesting, but still not worth more than 3 of 5.

Thank Tomas_in_Uppsala
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Nice museum, get to see antique screens, samurai costumes, swards, pottery, lacker treys... I did think it is great museum or may be I don't know enough about Japan. When visiting foreign country we usually see historical museum but I expected a bit more from...More

Thank Anna A
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The museum takes you by the hand in the history of the Japanese culture. Their most valuable pieces are stored here. Valuable in Japan is all about art and design and less about the materials. Overall a goos experience for a descent price.

1  Thank Stefan F
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We want to see something about Japanese art and this is the right place.. You can see through the objects how Japan and Japanese people were living in the past.. Very interesting and impressive

Thank cisalpino777
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We visited the art museum and did the self guided tour on the second floor. Which was perfect for our family. The English pamphlet gave a good overview of the evolution of Japanese art. One ticket lets you into multiple museums.

1  Thank Travelingwithgirls
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The TNM, as it calls itself, is actually a complex of seven or so buildings, including a beautiful gate which is only open on weekends. The building pictured above focuses on art, and it is connected to the archeology wing, which I enjoyed slightly more...More

Thank Pen_Princess
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

How can you not have a single piece of Hokusai on display? It is like Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam without a single Rembrandt. Waste of time!

2  Thank BastiaanNL
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We went there and did not know what to expect as the last museum had very little english explanations. This Museum had english explanation and was beautifully presented. We were able to see items 100 to thousands of years old, from currency,art, ancient maps,uniforms,swords and...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The museum is great with beautiful pieces of art work. If you are short of time, follow the highlights route! Cheap entrance fee. Good restaurant in the grounds. Highly recommended!

Thank PriscilaMP
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.