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Tokyo National Museum, Taito
(4.2/5 based on 1,300+ 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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  • That tends to attract attention and special exhibition there in just general culture (permanent exhibition). Heiseikan, there is room for Japan Culture Museum, special exhibitions and archaeological, Oriental Museum to showcase the cultures of Asia, such as China, and Horyuji Treasures, hyokeikan and black 田記 Memorial Hall. And in the only building there. What will make you feel if you're going to see permanent exhibitions, basically in the main Center depending on the interest around room of archaeology and Oriental Hotel and Horyu-ji 寺館. Not around and doesn't hold the view point. I will see something different every time I go though the permanent exhibitions exhibitions on a regular basis and that is because it is TNM. You can slowly admire less crowded if the permanent exhibitions and the like. Surprising and featured a special fitting. There are special exhibitions permanent exhibitions while casually into force might be yo.
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  • So many special exhibitions seasonally heavy gate and stairs with heavy striking exceptionally good sense of fun.
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  • Went to see the exhibition the exhibition is very good number, there was spectacular. Museum Shop is also funny thing is many, hearts are attracted. Traveler resting place because a lounging sofa in some places.
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  • I enjoyed the exhibition in the Honkan building. This is Japanese art, it took me between 1 and 2 hours to visit and gives a comprehensive vision of the evolutionni n Japanese art mainly during the 12th to 18th century. I couldnt download the app to listen to the main pieces description but I found the brochure (A4 shape) very useful and complete. The shop has very nice stuff. The Asian gallery and the Buddist treasures are nice but the pieces of art are of less importance to me. 30 minutes for each of these two buildings was enough for me. I didnt have time to visit the Archeaological gallery.
  • Good museum but with little english. Also, the ilumination it is not the best and could you have headache
  • this is must to go place, specially the little models of old time Edo is hypnotizing! I could literally spend 10 days looking at all those details in the models of the city only if my wife'd let me :p
  • I enjoyed the museum very much. Check their website for specials. We did a VR theater show wich was great.
  • Lots of interesting exhibits, artifacts, and displays. I really enjoyed the one about blades and armor. Naturally, all of the plaques are in Japanese, but it was still enjoyable to just take it in visually even if I couldn't read the extra info.