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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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  • There was grounds to open temporarily during the cherry blossom season. Aside from this exhibit, first went around the garden. Cherry blossoms overlooking the pond. During the walk while visiting the tea strike a chord with the sound of three. Tranquil cherry blossoms. Tourist spot information sharing is very important.
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  • Came to Japan to learn history Here's what's incredible, a lot Each sample has an interesting history. Impressive
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  • Come to Tokyo and not go is almost a sin, is not very large and children dev18 with ID are free
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  • Closed on Mondays, but well worth the return trip. An amazing museum. Plan half a day. All the exhibits have English subtitles. They have a cafe on site if you get hungry. You can take pictures inside, although some exhibits are restricted. This was a bargain for about 600 yen.
  • Very focused on traditional objects: clothing, armory, religious paintings and everyday tools of old Japan. As i walked the exhibition rooms I saw beautiful things in an abandoned and uninteresting environment. I believe the overall proposal requires an update to become more entertaining and enjoyable. If you are not so into this is better to choose another museum in the Ueno area.
  • Lots of nicely preserved collections. All are interesting and beautiful things to see. Great way to learn about Japan's history and culture. The staffs are also friendly and helpful.
  • A good window into the history of Japanese culture. Exhibits were not terribly exciting, but this is somewhere you should visit if this is your first time.
  • Huge museum with decent garden. Easily spend entire afternoon there. Exhibition is logically sorted, with tags that give all information needed. Staff is helpful.