Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

4.6
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. To visit Asian Art Museum on your holiday in San Francisco, and find out what else San Francisco has to offer, use our San Francisco trip planner.
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  • their collection is one of the best. Special event are also very well done. Best to take public transportation or a taxi--parking is hard.  more »
  • I was initially daunted at the prospect of a collection of 18,000 items but the number of exhibits is much smaller, carefully chosen and quite manageable. The range of geographic areas is large so it ...  more »
  • From the dragon on the plaza in front of the Asian Art Museum, to the clever branding, to the intelligent and tempting merchandising in the shop to the delicious salads we had in the dining room, this...  more »
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  • Very cool. Outside has a great appealing lions in the front or some rotating artwork. Inside has 3 floors of artwork. If its a rainy day then its a great reason to stay inside and revisit some history/art.
  • Pro tip: You can enter the museum without paying the entrance fee if you just wanted to go in and have lunch or tea at their restaurant, ask at the front desk for the cafe sticker. Try the Chicken salad is pretty good. The cafe is a nice place to sit and relax in the middle of the city.
  • Lots of artifacts, less fine art; wish there was more artwork. There are 3 levels that you can browse through in 3-4 hours leisurely. Cafe seems good but didn't try. Found parking on street easily. Also a parking garage across the street.
  • I love museums. They have great exhibits here. Beautiful artwork. More to take in than you can do in one day. There were some inaccurate bits of information, so only 4 stars.
  • A very refined yet versatile collection. Well-curated display. Best part is how quiet it is. Love!

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