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Nezu Museum, Minato

(4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Visit Nezu Museum for a meticulous, captivating lesson in how Japanese art and culture have evolved throughout history. The museum houses Nezu Kaichirō's (1860 –1940) private collection of pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art. Constructed in 1933, Nezu's family home-cum-museum consists of the main house, gate house, and three-story kura (storehouse) filled with relics, crafts, and works of art. Inspect the vast collection of Edo-period folding screens, paintings of renown, calligraphy, sculptures, Chinese bronzes, and archaeological materials. Should you tire from walking, rest outside in the serene traditional garden. Using our custom trip planner, Tokyo attractions like Nezu Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Even though walking of Omotesando, Aoyama, away from the bright lights and bustle heart Museum ensconced feels different time here. Exhibition in the interesting point of view. And relatively open to art appreciation after walking around the gardens and cafés featured visitors were limited because the four seasons garden is nice.
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  • Know that in Aoyama, was convinced that the Nezu, bunkyo-Ku, I went for the first time. Very nice gallery, I think. I thought it is pretty packed even on weekdays and point walk quite unfortunately, exhibit and grounds is very good.
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  • A quite tasty meal for lunch, though the bread served with the meal was quite ordinary, and having waited for some time to be seated, we had to ask for a menu once seated as they forgot us 
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  • A super beautiful museum. It has a small exhibit space so you won't get tired out trying to see everything. Most importantly it has the most beautiful garden to explore. I'd go back just for the garden. You also get to see some amazingly fancy shops on the wall over from the station.
  • Go for the building itself and the garden that functions as a second open-air museum studded with sculptures. The Buddhist sculpture in the atrium is stunning, but the second floor so-so. I tend to go only when I'm really interested in a special exhibition, once or twice a year. They're getting better at English descriptions.
  • The collection here is small and for me, uninspiring. But the real draws are the building itself, whose airy architecture fuses wood, glass and fabric, and the stunning garden, which is 10x larger than the museum building. The entry fee is worth it for the garden alone, which you should plan to invest serious time in on a nice day. The cafe food is awful, so just have a drink and eat elsewhere.
  • Beautiful museum with a great garden. Totally worth a visit.
  • Impressive gardens and museum building but tiny interior! The gardens are worth the visit however those not interested in the exhibits may not be able to justify the price.