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Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, Taito

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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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  • We did this early on our stay in Japan and it provided a fascinating historical perspective on Japan. Our kids even liked it! 
  • The National Museum did not disappoint. World class collection divided over several buildings of Japanese and Asian Art. 
  • Tend to do on the second floor special exhibition gallery and go looking for it is surprising and exhibits on the first floor of great. Jomon and Yayoi period excavated and many national treasures and important cultural properties are specified by many and is a spectacular 10-minute.
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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.