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Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, Taito
(4.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, a house for Japan’s archaeological discoveries, depicts everyday life from ancient to pre-modern times. The museum showcases a collection of pottery and talismans displays, prehistoric craftsmanship, and toolmaking with information provided in several languages. Reach the second floor to find a gallery dedicated to special temporary exhibits. Built in 1993 to commemorate the crown prince's wedding, the building adjoins the Tokyo National Museum. The site features a souvenir shop, auditorium, and cafe. Put Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan into our Tokyo vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tokyo.
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  • So, we spent the morning in the National Museum. It was a nice collection, but they really need to update their explanatory labels in English and Japanese. They were missing a lot of historical and ot...  more »
  • Building an annex of the National Museum is connected in. And haniwa figurines have become national treasures and important cultural properties, not isolated, deeply appreciate. Also clay or clay if you want to see in the main entrance from the gallery. Clay dancing is at the beginning of the main exhibit, so pay attention!
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  • Second floor of Heiseikan, often used as a venue for special exhibitions. It is recommended that after you watch the special exhibition around the first floor. Guidance room, temporary exhibitions and archaeological exhibition rooms on the first floor. Includes exhibits and exhibits during the exhibition is related to special exhibitions. Here is different and special exhibition galleries, exhibits almost photo shooting is possible. At the guidance room next to the commercials about the exhibition. Archaeology exhibits archaeological materials from the Paleolithic era to the Edo period Japan. Especially exhibits to the Kofun period is filled with exhibits of archaeology fans and general public involuntarily taking photographs of you want to be like. You can also go to Heisei-kan and the main building are connected by passages, so without worrying about the weather.
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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.