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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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Tokyo National Museum reviews
The Musuem has a great variety of all epochs and regions of Japan, including the Kingdom of Okinawa and Ainu of the North. Early pre-history is very well presented (Indiana Jones level stuff!), also..... more »
As a master student of Buddhist art, I come here quite often. Tokyo is a big city, so when there's good stuff, the place is definitively packed. However, good news is that good pieces are shown quite.... more »
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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