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“Took me by surprise”

Tokugawa Art Museum
Ranked #11 of 430 things to do in Nagoya
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was a late addition to our itinerary as we thought it was going to rain. Together with the gardens (see other review) it turned out to be the highlight of our day. The museum has some amazing exhibits from the Tokugawa period and they are mostly in extraordinary condition. It is easy to imagine a samurai striding through the village in these intricate and dramatic looking outfits. There are also some original art works and pages from the Tale of Genji - written in the 11th century and of enormous significance in Japan. Again, this was unexpected and a real treat. The museum itself is in immaculate condition and very well maintained, with lots of English translations. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great building with beautiful vistas out to the garden and grounds.

Some highly informative displays about life in the palace.

Also some first class exhibits including the scrolls.

Some are copies but still marvellous.

Combine this visit with a walk round the stunningly good gardens.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

this museum was just outstanding. All displays minimalistic in the Japanese way. Samurai costumes on display were amazing.

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Nice museum, with English descriptions. Not too big, not too small, just fine to keep good memories.

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

A relatively small museum but interesting. The only disappointing thing was the lack of detail about the Tokugawa family. I expected to see more family artifacts and more on samurai.

Thank Annie H
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