Tokyo National Museum, Taito

4.3
#2 of 372 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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  • We enjoyed our visit. It has a lot on display, but at times we were lost at which culture we were studying. In places it is mixed. Could do with more English explanations although we are not the domin...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit to the Museum visiting the Toyokan (Asian Gallery) as well as an extremely short visit to the Honkan to see the uekiyo paintings. They have quite an interesting collection from al...  more »
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  • Everything about this museum is perfect. It’s HUGE. It’s beautiful. It’s inexpensive. You can take your time or speed through. The walk to the museum is pretty! I recommend getting off at Ueno station (JR or Tokyo metro) and walking to the museum!
  • This place is very huge, has a Lot of Japan history inside. You can see a Lot of Samurai armors, Kimonos, handcraft like vases, plates and stuff about antique Japan. When i went, was a special showroom with stuff recovered from the 2011 Tsunami like the iconic Seiko wall clock stopped just on time of the catastrophe. There is a room when you can watch a video like the experts have the hard job about recovering antique stuff of the museum. The place outside is Beautiful, there is park with a fountain and places to sit and rest.
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