Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, Taito

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#19 of 363 in Museums in Tokyo
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. Before you head to Tokyo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tokyo itinerary planning app , to make sure you see all that Tokyo has to offer, including Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.
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  • I heard in a special exhibition ninna-ji Temple exhibition. Since the annex is Heiseikan, Ueno Park, while careful for the confusion. Permanent exhibitions are also put in a special exhibition admission tickets. This uncrowded seen comfortably in the quiet historic exhibit, was surprisingly impressive. Have time to spare, the permanent exhibition is recommended.
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  • Special exhibitions are held here. Heisei-Kan is divided with two rooms. Go taking plenty of time so you can see a permanent exhibition of course.
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  • This too is a section of the National Museum of Tokyo and is accessible with the same ticket: maybe it's the section less unmissable is still beautiful
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  • A must visit place is you're even slightly interested in Japanese history. A good range of exhibits well laid out over two floors so easy to get around in a couple of hours. Each item has a simple English description alongside the Japanese. A bit old fashioned in that respect and could do with some more background and meaning to bring the exhibits alive. There is a nice garden (try the cherry blossom ice cream) and other buildings in the museum.
  • The exhibits cover a range of Japanese history from prehistoric to modern times. Of special note is the large range of weaponry (katanas etc) and the face masks. The lacquer works and Buddhist statues are also impressive. If these are not your thing, the grounds are great to wander around and quite picturesque. Admission is fairly cheap at 620 yen. Easy to spend half a day here.
  • For six dollars a person you cannot go wrong with spending a few hours wondering the exhibit halls of this museum. There are free lockers, well with a 100 yen returnable deposit, for your bags at the entrance so that you can walk around unhindered by your belongings. Take the time to soak in some of the Japanese culture and make ample use of the chairs throughout to reset your feet. Great place to take a few hours of down time and rest from walking around the other parks and roads in Tokyo.
  • If you're at all interested in the history or culture of Japan, this place is a must visit. Covering the most early known eras/artifacts up to relatively modern art, the structure and pacing of the museum is just right. The gift shop also has a nice selection, and there's a zoo and neat park just outside the doors!
  • A beautiful museum with a rich history. I suggest arriving well before 5 - I got there at 3 and the last two hours were not nearly enough. The gift shop is also quite well stocked - if you're running out of time, as I was, you can buy the catalogs for some of their special exhibitions for about $25 USD each, and peruse the works at your leisure at home.
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