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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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  • I feel the height of arts art in Japan. Like the world where art than like, soaking all day long, painful. Seen droves of treasures
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  • We weren't sure what to expect our even what ticket to buy , as soon as we got there we saw a lineup for tickets but that was for a special exhibit . We just had time to go to the main museum . Lots t...  more »
  • So too a famous Museum, exhibitions rarely seen exhibits only over the heads of the people. Thought this time look at the masterpieces of Kasuga-Taisha Shrine Millennium, went after rainy day, in the morning on weekdays, not so crowded, we slowly watch. I would, because it takes about two hours and carefully turn in the only exhibition in the permanent exhibition and set viewing and may be insignificant in one day. Railway station.
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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.