Tokyo National Museum, Taito

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#3 of 1,540 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
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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  • It a big museum. So make sure you spend some time to cover all the galleries. It is a nice museum with quite good collections. I feel it is not necessary to get the audio aid as all the items have Eng...  more »
  • Chunichi 3-day weekend, though all were packed with visitors. Turns out nice great collection, just the permanent exhibition was out of time.
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  • My husband is really into Japanese culture. It was a nice place for him to get to know more. However we just visited the main hall since we didn't have enough time. But it was still nice. All collecti...  more »
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  • A very comprehensive museum of Japanese history and culture. Definitely a must-see if you have time! It includes a building of modern and historical Asian art, another of pieces from the last 400-500 years of Japanese history, and a building of ancient Japanese artifacts such as items buried in tombs. There are many beautiful pieces and descriptions also feature English translations for tourists.
  • I really like it. The Chinese part is super good. I actually think as long those master pieces are well maintained and presented, it doesn’t matter where they are. Impressed by the carvings of Buddha from China. The Chinese part is way better than British museum, Metropolitan and etc. A must visit
  • Fantastic museum providing an excellent overview of Japanese art history with good explanations in English throughout. Impressive to see the level of craftsmanship Japanese artists possessed already more than 1200 years ago and really shows you where Japanese design comes from and how it influences western design, and also how its development has been influenced early on by China and Korea and later also by the West in turn. Great location in Ueno Park, in and around which there’s always something going on. Must-see destination on a visit to Tokyo!
  • Nice place to visit if you want to view some cultural objects form Japan and Asia. The price was just 610 yen for adults. There are several buildings inside that offer both the permanent exhibit and some time limited ones. Taking pictures is allowed with the exception of some pieces that will be marked with no photos allowed. If you ever are close to Ueno park pay this place a visit.
  • Great museum to explore about Japan and southeast Asia's history and arts. There are several buildings inside and apart from the main building which displays Japan's history and arts, there is also one dedicated to southeast and one dedicated to Buddhism. Very comprehensive explanations about Japan and there is no better way to know Japan than starting with its museums !
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