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Nezu Museum, Minato

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#6 of 268 in Museums in Tokyo
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Museum of ceramics but especially beautiful garden. Zen and relaxing. Preference for the morning to the opening to be quiet.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Used as free time. Garden tour is very slowly, silently, was Saturday in mid-June, 3:00 PM visitors in moderation. Was surprised to have such natural attractions in the city. Come have a little free time!
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  • August 4, 2017
    I went to the most popular 5 months. And collaboration, exhibits and gardens, very nice. I really cant imagine from the outside as this space is in the city. Exploring garden out, we recommend that you want. To recommend a wonderful Cafe.
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  • June 29, 2017
    The whole idea of an enclosed Garden that is as diverse as the one in Nezu Museum is amazing... :D completely loved the experience. You can also find some turtles basking in the sun in a small river-like water body inside the campus... the bamboo forest is an amazing place too... a feeling of complete seclusion within one of the busiest parts of the city once inside is an experience worth going through. :)
  • April 19, 2017
    Nice little museum in the centre of Tokyo. The garden is splendid, one of the finest Japanese garden in Tokyo. Very peaceful and relaxing. You can get a bowl of green tea and a traditional sweet for a ¥1000 in one of the tea houses. Very enjoyable
  • June 23, 2017
    Fantastic place, exquisite architecture and fabulous exhibits. A must see piece of kengo kuma's work. I was highly impressed with the integration between the building and the garden. The cafe was also great.
  • June 18, 2017
    Lovely museum, manageable exhibitions with some english text. Impressive building. Worth it just for the garden - beautiful, peaceful and relaxing.
  • June 29, 2017
    Love this museum specially for the beautiful gardens at the back. Take your time to stroll around in there and have a cup of tea in the cafe.

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