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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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  • Interesting exhibition. On Friday and Saturday it is open till 8pm, however audioguide is available only till 5pm :(. Not too many information in english, but great anyway. 
  • Really great museum. With some really great pieces. Statues. Swords. Art. Scrolls. Armour. Gives you a good insight to the Japanese history. Also includes some pieces from around Asia (like India). Gr...  more »
  • Nice place to revisit and understand the history and heritage of the Japanese people. A lot of display showcased. They also have special exhibition that you have to pay extra so you can view it. 
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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.