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Nezu Museum, Minato

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#6 of 265 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. By using our Tokyo holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Nezu Museum and other attractions in Tokyo.
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  • Good sense. You feel just plain publicity. Staff not too wide and too narrow is good. Have changed course and a good personality. You want to go again. Klimt, ego I Schiele, please do! Even the dream 2.
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  • Incidentally, was visiting the Museum leaves fell gardens right caliber season and enjoyed it too. Jimenez at the Café lunch meal floor-to-ceiling window that also sell you can comfortably explore the more leaves.
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  • Let me start by saying that the garden alone is worth the view. I visited inautunno then there were trees of all colors. Please note that the garden is a good part of the visit so it would make sense to visit in spring or autumn. That said, regarding the Museum I was extremely disappointed. The entrance no one points out that the Museum operates on a rotating basis, so not everything is always exposed. When I was there were only katane! It was supposed to be the most beautiful painting and ceramics but nothing was exposed. Many tourists complained but unfortunately the Museum work that way. So before you go and waste time and money, check out the Museum site.
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  • 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. :)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lovely museum, manageable exhibitions with some english text. Impressive building. Worth it just for the garden - beautiful, peaceful and relaxing.
  • 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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