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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 8-36 Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3823-6921
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Monet to Miro

Fantastic little gem . It cost less than 500 yen per person and was well worth the money . It's quiet and not busy at all so you can take your time to enjoy

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little gem . It cost less than 500 yen per person and was well worth the money . It's quiet and not busy at all so you can take your time to enjoy

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The exhibitions ate very good. Although it is little crowded we really enjoyed it. It is well organized and it is worth it.

Thank Moran D
Noumea, New Caledonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Museum easy to find in Uéno among other ones..and it has always different international exhibitions very interesting and not too expensive to see..The museum shop has many "varied things" to sell..at different prices ( small or great gifts to buy) Each time I come to Tokyo, I try to come and visit the museum

Thank Mitsuko M
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Van Gogh and Gauguin exhibit is worth the visit. A collection of 65 pieces. However, it ends in December 2016. The museum is rather small. I was not able to go to the National Museum though. Compared to the Art museums in New York, this is about the same size as the Guggenheim.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

You can see exhibition of western art of great artists like Van Gough or Matisse in this place without visitting Europe. Of course the collection is not that grand as those in European museum.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My wife is an avid art lover and she really enjoyed the art museum. They have many interesting art exhibits which is not seen elsewhere. Good for art lovers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Whenever I'm in Tokyo, I check to see what's on at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. I have gone to many special exhibitions here and have always been impressed with the way each theme has been presented. My recent visit was no exception. "Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou: Timeline 1906 - 1977" runs through Sept. 22, 2016. This examines French... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We were here during the Jakuchu special exhibition which was utterly mobbed - however we went to see the Best Selection exhibit which turned out to be extremely quiet in comparison leaving us to feel like we had the museum almost to ourselves. The artworks were set in several galleries - the first few were paintings, and then downstairs were... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

If you want to go some where for taking a photos, it is not suitable, the ticket is not cheap...If you have much free time or really want to know deeply of japnese, you can visit here.

Thank Thanh Tung V
Tokyo, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Came to see the Ito Jakuchu exhibition. Due it being the Golden week (stream of holidays), place was jam packed. Took us a 70min wait to enter. *Choice of date does make a huge difference! Once inside, wherever you go, you'd bump into ppl. A lot of them were unapologetic in my case. Felt museum management could've focused more on... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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