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Tokyo National Museum, Taito

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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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  • This museum is worth of visit. There is plenty os exhibits to visit and it was been well thought out.  more »
  • I separated with my friends here. They did the shopping journey, i did my cultural one,lol. And there are so many things to see in ueno park. At that time one of the other museum held a caravaggio exh...  more »
  • I spent more than 3 hours at Honkan building, where they showcase the extensive collection on Japanese artwork and artifacts from ancient times to 19 century, from statues, masks, ceramics, poetries, ...  more »
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  • I visited only the central building, devoted to the art of Japan. It covers all crafts and had special exhibitions on the swords of samurai. The exhibits are well thoughts, with beautiful piece of arts and informative panels. The layout is logical and progress through the different eras of Japanese art. This would be 2 hours well spent and a must do for visitors.
  • Wonderful way to spend a few hours during a visit to Tokyo. Though we only visited the Japanese museum within the multi-building museum complex due to time constraints, we loved the experience and would recommend the visit. Worth every Yen of the very reasonable price of admission.
  • It's so awesome. Lots of really cool exhibits. It's a very big building so plan to spend a few hours there A LEAST.
  • Great museum, loads to see so pays to research a bit before hand. Nice setting & lovely buildings. Pick up a 'Tokyo guide' map for ¥100 off the entry price.
  • Pretty good and huge museum. Located within the vicinity of ueno park. Open until night time on Saturday (be sure to check their website and opening schedule before visiting). They provide wheelchair near the entrance and the whole place has good accessibility. When you are done with the museum, you can walk across the main road and take a stroll in ueno park.