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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特別展のチケットで常設展も見れたります。国宝級の逸品が揃っています。この日は時間もあり、裏の日本庭園の散策もしました。狭い場所ですが、いかにも日本という感じがしてとても良いと思います。 more »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.
Dans un bâtiment majestueux, une belle collection d’œuvre, dont « la grande vague de Kanagawa » d’Hokusai, vaut vraiment le détour bien que j’aurais aimé plus de pièces. L’exposition temporaire en ce ... more »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.
Recall nice experience and a great chance to learn more about Japan and Asia in general. The different buildings offer different exhibitions and there are many items that should offer something for everyone. The buildings are air conditioned which makes for a great escape from the summer heat. Nice cafe to stop and grab a snack or ice cream. Highly recommended. Lovely walk through the park as well.
It was a rainy day which was a perfect time for my visit to the museum. So much to see and lots to photograph, a few pieces were off limits to photo, but being important cultural pieces I understand why. I spent a good half day here and didn't feel bored at all, it was a wonderful trip through Japan's very interesting history. The fact it goes all the way back to Prehistoric times was fantastic.
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