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All reviews japanese art main building national museum several buildings on display samurai armour ueno park different buildings special exhibition nice collection english explanations audio guide couple of hours two floors rainy day few hours worth a visit
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 all over Asia. It is well worth spending a few hours...More
This is a very traditional museum and was therefore not suitable at all for us as a family with young children. Our children generally enjoy visiting museums but this one is not laid out with young children in mind. There are signs asking for quiet...More
it's just a great place to learn Japanese culture, the museum is big and one day is not enough to see everything, it wasn't expensive (about 600 yen) for such a monumental museum))) except for Japanese culture there are others (Korean, Chinese,Indian ,Indonesian and so...More
There is a small entrance fee, made cheaper if you’re students. Good value for money as there are a few museums in the area included in that entrance fee. Lots to see about history mainly and a bit of art.
I was really impressed by some of the objects at this museum. Overall very nice buildings and presentations. Highlights included amazing swords, beautiful kimonos and precious lacquerware. Highly recommended if you’re into seeing beautiful objects.
This was the first museum my family and I visited on our recent trip to the Tokyo. All in all, it was a good museum with several nice pieces. One important thing to be aware of is that this museum is just one of several...More
My visit just went to re-enforce my view that the REAL treasures of Japan lie in the hands of private temples like in Kyoto or Nara. Obviously, they do not want to give them up as it probably their main revenue source. However, the exception...More
Not that many items - signs do have English translations so a bonus. Only ok. There are a lot of museums in the area it is in which is interesting.
We thought the historical kimonos were the best part.
Museum is huge. Explanation are in English (95%). Exhibitions are great (Asian fabrics, sculptures, paintings, pottery,...they have a good description at their website). You can buy an audio guide or just use the app of the museum (free).
They have a lot of places to...More
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.