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Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

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4.5/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
Visit a mainstay of downtown San Francisco, Asian Art Museum, to see one of the most extensive displays dedicated to the region in the world, with nearly 18,000 different objects and works of art. The museum's collections are divided up into different themed sections, including South Asia, West Asia, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and more. Some of the artifacts are more than 5,000 years old and document the trends and development of Asian art throughout human history. Get an introduction to the museum's exhibits by joining in on a free guided tour, offered daily. The onsite cafe has both traditional and New Age Asian specialties. Plan to see Asian Art Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is a must in anyone visiting this city. The best of many Asian treasures are under one roof here, both traditional and contemporary pieces acquired from all over the world. Easily accessible by p...  read more »
  • I hosted an event for my firm here several years ago and people are still raving about it!! Definitely try it out! It's a beautiful museum. 
  • Permanent galleries are very strong on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art. We were disappointed in the weakness of the Southeast Asian collection. Definitely worth a visit. 
  • One if the better museums in the SF area with great consistent exhibits and cool rotating ones that keep you coming back. They also have a great, albeit expensive cafe.
  • Great museum. Very well organized, every room has an excellent set of panels to put in the right context what is shown. You can easily spend many hours inside without noticing!
  • Great place to explore the ancient Eastern arts and history. Free on first Sundays of the month and only $7 if you come the last hour before they close. Otherwise it's $15 for adults. Also has student and active duty military discount at $10 I believe.
  • First time in a museum focused on Asian artifacts and art, and was very pleased. My particular interest was the art of India on floor 3, and the statues of the various deities I grew up hearing stories of was incredible. The Emperor's Treasure exhibit was very well designed as well.
  • Just revisited since couple years ago. The empires treasure is a much see with its third tour since 1961 from Taipei. Too bad you can't take pictures as the rest of the museum.
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