Tokyo National Museum, Taito

4.3
#2 of 404 in Museums in Tokyo
Among the country's, and the world's, largest institutions of its kind, Tokyo National Museum exhibits Buddhist and Japanese artwork, woodblocks, kimonos, and other cultural gems. Browse the museum's collection of more than 100,000 artifacts spread out over five different buildings to take a step back into the nation's past. Note that exhibits and displays feature descriptions and signage in English--you can also check out an English-language audio guide at the entrance. Make Tokyo National Museum a centerpiece of your Tokyo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tokyo visit planning app .
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  • I was able to see a permanent exhibition with tickets for the special exhibition. We have a national treasure class gem. There was time on this day, too and we took a walk in the japanese garden behind us. It's a small place, but I think it's really good to feel like Japan.
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  • In a majestic building, a beautiful collection of works, including Hokusai's "The Great Wave of Kanagawa," is well worth a visit although I would have liked more pieces. The temporary exhibition at the moment (forbidden photos) is exceptional.
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  • Only went to the Japanese section. This museum is amazing. It has a greatly diverse collection of Japanese art. There is a Kabuki section and a tea ceremony section. There are a lot of amazing collections. It's fascinating. Definitely recommend.
  • Well maintained, huge museum. There's a lot to see and the people are usually pretty quiet. Lot of interesting artifacts and totally worth the ticket price. Ueno Park is beautiful too! The tickets are (much) cheaper if you show your passport and/or student ID (for college kids). Free for children (under 18).
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