Tokyo National Museum, Taito

4.3
#2 of 404 in Museums 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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  • Even weekdays, and what once in 10:00, venue of 90-minute wait, come the old--, say?. Foreign residents with children in the here and Smartphone with crackling, and photos. Did not I would recommend paying the indifference, 1,600 yen, 2, after I gave up going.... Was going to put up with the mark of beauty on the TV-and no regrets
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  • Japan called cultural powers (?) The National Museum had great expectations from the trip. Please save the time and stamina.
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  • A wonderful walk through Ueno Park, we have visited the Museum. I liked to be very good. The exhibits of antique kimonos had done to especially me. A very successful exhibition. Absolutely worth a visit. Have fun you all in this beautiful Museum.
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  • This is a very good museum & very reasonably priced. So many artifacts to learn about Japan’s culture & history. There is English on the information cards for each of the exhibits that gives a little bit of information which makes it worthwhile for a non Japanese speaker & reader to visit. It is a very large museum in separate buildings with beautiful gardens surrounding it.
  • Everything about this museum is perfect. It’s HUGE. It’s beautiful. It’s inexpensive. You can take your time or speed through. The walk to the museum is pretty! I recommend getting off at Ueno station (JR or Tokyo metro) and walking to the museum!
  • This place is very huge, has a Lot of Japan history inside. You can see a Lot of Samurai armors, Kimonos, handcraft like vases, plates and stuff about antique Japan. When i went, was a special showroom with stuff recovered from the 2011 Tsunami like the iconic Seiko wall clock stopped just on time of the catastrophe. There is a room when you can watch a video like the experts have the hard job about recovering antique stuff of the museum. The place outside is Beautiful, there is park with a fountain and places to sit and rest.
  • Definitely worth a visit and super close to Ueno station. You could easily spend the day.There was a bit of a line when we went but it moved fast. If you only speak English the ticket machines have an English option. We found the exhibits had English translations so it was no hassle understanding what was going on. If you have time go for a wonder in the park as well.
  • Very well laid out with an excellent assortment of cultural artifacts and national treasures. One can easily spend the entire day among all of the exhibits. Item in the gift shop are also affordably priced!
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