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Tokyo National Museum, Taito

Categories: Art Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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 part of your personalized Tokyo itinerary using our Tokyo vacation planner.
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  • יש להקדיש למוזאון מספר שעות בכדי להנות ולהקיף את רובו. התצוגה האוטנטית מדהימה ביופיה ועושרה. ביקרנו בשתי קומות העיקריות וראינו מוצגים שלא רואים בשום מקום ביפן. במרכז המוזאון, יש יציאה אחורית לגן משגע ...  read more »
  • This is a must-see for those who wish to understand the history of Japan; from their religion development, arts, cultural and weaponry. Being a fan of ninja and samurai, it is an eye-opening experienc...  read more »
  • Definitely worth making a visit to the National Museum. For lovers of ancient Japan there are many evidences of the history of this nation. The visit takes between one to two hours.
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  • HUGE. I mean, not Vatican-museum-huge but to do all four buildings properly you are going to need 4 hours. Special exhibitions seem well curated, and the variety means there is something for everyone, though the emphasis is very much on archaeological finds, mostly from Asia though there is a particularly good Egyptian room too. If the Met's queue is completely ridiculous (3 hours when we visited), the National can be a nice alternative.
  • Probably the best (and most interesting) museum in Japan, and nothing short in comparison to similar museums world wide. Almost all signage is bilingual, and the staff is also doing their best to accomodate foreigners despire their limited (but good) English skills. If you're in a rush, the main exhibition can be seen in approx 1h and the complete permanent exhibition in 2-3h, but more time is advised. Museum / history aficionados will easily spend over 4h to study everything carefully, and should probably plan to spend a whole day here.
  • Beautiful huge museum at Ueno Park. It's a relief to see English signs through the exhibitions. Couldn't see the back garden as it is closed early, but it seemed to be nice and relaxing.
  • Great for a rainy day. Didn't see any audio guides, which would make this place great. There are also plenty of benches inside, if you need a rest. Some exhibits can be photographed and they are clearly marked.
  • Awesome museum in Ueno park. It's not free but pretty cheap. You can spend a few hours in there easy. Definitely worth checking out.
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