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Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3822-1111
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Attractive and Educational

The Tokyo National Museum is located in Ueno Park (get off at the Ueno subway stop), so give... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Arvilla F
Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
Wonderful and amazing museum

Tokyo National Museum is a complete art and heritage site in Japan. You can see about Japan history.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ambar P
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This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artifacts and artworks in the world. With over 100,000 pieces and room to display only 4,000, exhibits are rotated constantly.
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13-9 Ueno Park, Taito 110-8712, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3822-1111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Tokyo National Museum is located in Ueno Park (get off at the Ueno subway stop), so give yourself an entire day to explore both the park and the museum! Adult admission is 620 yen & kids under age 18 are free - which is...More

Thank Arvilla F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tokyo National Museum is a complete art and heritage site in Japan. You can see about Japan history.

Thank Ambar P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum had a good collection of artifacts. If you are a person who visits all national museums in all countries, then this is for you otherwise it was a bit ordinary. Sword collection with descriptions was the highlight for me. Recommend to do a...More

1  Thank Ilgmars
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great displays, interactive experience, historic treasures, Japanese immersion and a very varied shop too. Lockers are free, close to a beautiful park, reasonable price for anyone, a must see in Tokyo.

Thank Inés Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a brilliant afternoon at the Tokyo National Museum. It has a broad spectrum of Japanese artifacts and others from mainland Asia. Unlike a lot of places the signs are in English so you can keep up with the dialogue. I...More

Thank Taylor C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your Tokyo handy guide to get a 100 yen discount! There are three museum buildings and we only made it to the main one. It is the oldest national museum in Tokyo and does a nice job of documenting the highlights of Japanese art...More

2  Thank revett2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please rent the audio guide. It is based in iPhone and uses the GPS function of the phone to automatically select the proper audio accordingly with the exhibit rooms. The Guide is not only talking. Also shows several pictures and even some interactive media in...More

1  Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my mother and we have traveled the world together from the British museum to museums in Germany, France, Egypt, etc and our guide told us that the rest of the buildings mimicked other countries' exhibits so we skipped all of the...More

1  Thank Anastasia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum represents the history of Japan which goes back a long time. The museum has a collection of more than 115.000 items which are impossible to display or to visit in 1 day. We walked through the main building to enjoy many letters, window...More

Thank Robert-Jan1972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see for history lovers but a bit on the dry side for kids. Lots to see and you'll love all that's housed here especially if you stop in on a rainy day. Lovely museum.

Thank Indigo_Scott
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
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11 June 2017|
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Response from bea2504 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is english audio guide . May be rented at the entrance. Better to go in the morning to 'catch' one- the english audio guide is in a high demand and the stock is over. Have fun !
29 November 2015|
Response from tabisuki5 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of this option, however it certainly might exist. They do have printed guides in many languages (English, French, Chinese, Korean, German), and very well-written tags on each work of art.
7 April 2015|
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Response from lawm | Reviewed this property |
a couple of hours minimum. The shop is great, too, and you can always take a break for lunch or a snack and return refreshed! Too good to miss, so take your time.