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Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo

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Art Museum · History Museum
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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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  • You were able to take pictures in the museum. There were many ancient artifacts from samurai swords to statues to paintings. There were chairs available if you got tired. 
    You were able to take pictures in the museum. There were many ancient artifacts from samurai swords to statues to paintings. There were chairs available if you got tired.  more »
  • Great overview of Japanese history. Worth visiting. Doesn’t take long to walk through, but can take as long as you want. I enjoyed the displays of Kimonos and armor. 
    Great overview of Japanese history. Worth visiting. Doesn’t take long to walk through, but can take as long as you want. I enjoyed the displays of Kimonos and armor.  more »
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  • I gained entry with a university student discount. My entire experience within this massive complex was most definitely worth it. Being a history nerd such as myself, I was marvelled by the age of many items on display here, truly, even if you've got absolutely no interest in Buddhism, the sculptures showcased here would still make you wonder how they had survived for so long. I highly recommend a trip to this museum where you could learn to appreciate exquisitely detailed works of art of religious, historical, national, and even personal significance.
  • A really great museum with so much to see for a reasonable price. We paid 1000 Yen per person and felt like this was well worth the price. There are several buildings with multiple buildings which had a combination of artefacts, artworks, ceramics and more! Would highly recommend a visit and come early - the museum closes at 5pm and there is easily a good 4-5 hours worth of interesting exhibitions to see.

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