Tokyo National Museum, Taito

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#2 of 364 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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  • This Museum has a large collection of Japanese historical artifacts that are regularly rotated. The museum is on two floors of a large stone building with a layout that naturally takes you around the ...  more »
  • After a business trip, stayed small 1 time, afford airplane. Exhibition "include ninna-ji Temple omuro sect of" has been held, enjoyed the exhibition of the treasures. And some buildings in the premises, and seemed to enjoy the permanent exhibition. And look carefully so we spent most of the time exhibitions, others were about quick view in the main building, but that seems interesting. It can be enjoyed just watching the building. There were here and there seem to be women's sword and the sword is also displayed in the permanent exhibition. Age group is high compared to other museums, I felt (because of the exhibition?) age was down with a jerk only swords around. So enjoy the exhibition of longer time take time to want to visit.
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  • Is visited many times to appreciate so near the local place. It seems the hotel there is a nice atmosphere, they go cherry blossom viewing season good.
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  • A large, beautiful museum that you could easily spend the full day at, and only 620 yen to get in. We also rented the audio guide (English) for 500 yen which was decent. Although I suspect it's better in other languages as in English the guides were per room, as opposed to a specific item. Definitely stop by the gift shop too, as they have really nice postcards and shirts which are all very reasonably priced!
  • An amazing museum with many Japanese treasures. Many signs are in English, and the museum map is available in a variety of languages. The entrance fee is very reasonable, especially if you are a student and show your school id. We only spent a few hours here, but you could easily spend a whole day! The museum gift shop is worth a visit, even though it's a little overpriced.
  • Worth seeing if you have time Chinese, and Indian art, including more than 100 national treasures. The Tokyo National Museum is a nice museum. It is worth the visit if you have time and are interested in Japanese art. We went to see the Samaurai collection, which was good but rather small. We only toured the main building so I can't say much for the entire museum, but the building we saw lacked any signs providing information on history or culture. With only a few days in Tokyo we felt that going here wasn't really worth our time.
  • A must. It's great to get at least some broad strokes of Japan's historical development. Incredible pieces illustrate early chinese and Korean cultural influences. I suggest you try it at the beginning of your visit to Japan (unlike me) and your experience of the country will far richer .
  • Great, family-friendly place. We just visited today amd not only do you get a discount on adult tickets when you bring a baby/child, they also have a very private room if you need to nurse your baby during your visit. I look forward to visiting again soon.
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