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Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo

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#2 of 418 in Museums in Tokyo
Art Museum · History Museum
Among the country's, and the world's, largest institutions of its kind, Tokyo National Museum exhibits Buddhist and Japanese artwork, woodblocks, kimonos, and other cultural gems. Browse the museum's collection of more than 100,000 artifacts spread out over five different buildings to take a step back into the nation's past. Note that exhibits and displays feature descriptions and signage in English--you can also check out an English-language audio guide at the entrance. Make Tokyo National Museum a centerpiece of your Tokyo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tokyo visit planning app.
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  • 600円で、日本を始めとする東アジア、さらには日本でも奈良~飛鳥~平安時代の1000年以上もの貴重な財産を観賞できる博物館です。一部を除いて、私的利用目的で展示品の撮影は可能です。連綿と続く過去の文化を肌で感じられるでしょう。 春と秋の特定の期間中、本館裏の庭園を散策することが出来ます。春の息吹、暮れゆく秋の気配を感じながら散策するのは、ここならではの贅沢かと思います。 特別展は、大抵の場合平成...  more »
  • The National Museum is a really well curated, interesting museum. The Japanese galleries in particuarly have a great selection of artefacts from across the country's history, all with explanations in....  more »
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  • Recall nice experience and a great chance to learn more about Japan and Asia in general. The different buildings offer different exhibitions and there are many items that should offer something for everyone. The buildings are air conditioned which makes for a great escape from the summer heat. Nice cafe to stop and grab a snack or ice cream. Highly recommended. Lovely walk through the park as well.
  • It was a rainy day which was a perfect time for my visit to the museum. So much to see and lots to photograph, a few pieces were off limits to photo, but being important cultural pieces I understand why. I spent a good half day here and didn't feel bored at all, it was a wonderful trip through Japan's very interesting history. The fact it goes all the way back to Prehistoric times was fantastic.

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