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"For Muslim tourists looking for a comprehensive tour in Tokyo. Our English speaking driver will show you from East to West part of Tokyo. It includes prayer time at mosque and the lunch is halal or halal friendly. Visit to temples or shrines most of fun and interesting part of Tokyo is included.Itinerary:9am pick up at your hotel in Tokyo by our English speaking driver. Visit Asakusa Nakamise Shopping Street find your Japanese gift here. Ueno Park and Ameya Yokocho Street to understand the Tokyo's traditional culture. In Akihabara electric City you will find the latest electronic products with the lowest possible prices. Lunch at a local restaurant - arranged Japanese halal meal. After lunch it's the time for prayer at Tokyo Camii (Tokyo Mosque) . Before going back to hotel
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Tokyo National Museum Tips (11)

Tokyo National Museum, Ueno: Overview

Where would you go if you want to see the National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Japan? Start from Tokyo National Museum in Ueno Park. Particularly Main Building specializing Japanese arts gives you a clue before visiting temples, museums in historical cities such as Kyoto, Nara and Kamakura. It is just like you are given crash course of Japanese Art History. Particularly seeing Koun Tamakura's masterpiece sculpture "Roen(Old Monkey)" in your own eyes is quite an experience. With the entrance fee of 600 yen you can visit all the building except Heiseikan which has the space for Special exhibits. To visit major regular exhibits even two hours is not enough. Also great is some of the "open air" exhibits outside the museum such as Black Gate, or tea houses in the Japanese garden open only spring and autumn seasons.

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taigaa001
Dec 08, 2011

Tokyo National Museum: Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden of Tokyo National Museum is often referred to as "the Secret Garden". Indeed. It's hard to believe it is a part of Tokyo. When I entered the garden it was part 3 p.m. the garden was getting dark because the Main Building was blocking the sunlight. It was like the afternoon view in the countryside before sunset. The garden was formerly the part of Kan'eiji Temple and at the location of present Main Hall of the museum stood the Main Hall of Kan'eiji temple. Looks like we've been seeing the light and shadow of pre-war Imperial Japan. Historical tea houses were moved to this garden maybe just like Sankeien Garden in Yokohama. The garden is open to public only during cherry-viewing season and autumn leaves season. The garden was still not the best season yet that did not ruin the value of this garden. The only concern was ducks in the pond seemed to be a bit too overpopulated. I do not know if they can feed on their own.

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Dec 08, 2011

World class, but a bit small

The Tokyo national musuem is world class museum, but a bit on the small side. Admission price is 600 Yen. The entrance fees includes 4 buildings. 1 of them is presently being renovated, so that building is closed. The main building has tons of ancient Japanese articles. We spent about 2 hours here and saw in a non rushed way. A must do when in Tokyo.

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jlanza29
May 05, 2010

Tokyo National Museum

There are many museums located in Ueno park and the Tokyo National Museum is one of those that you could pay a visit with a small fee.

There was already a long queue when we arrived. Loads of tourist are getting ready to enter the Tokyo National Museum.

The Japanese collection are kept in the central Honkan building. It exhibits the finest of Japanese art including paintings, calligraphy, sculptures, Imari ware, swords, armor.

The Heiseikan building is the newest of the 5 main buildings of the Tokyo National Museum. It houses the relics found from archeology findings from all over Japan.

www.tnm.go.jp

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Aug 12, 2008
 
 
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Tokyo National Museum


Tokyo National Museum is located within UENO park....

The museums of Japan are generally much smaller than in Western countries. They tend to be more specialized too. The Tokyo National Museum is Japan`s largest museum and worth a visit.

It has the largest collection of Japanese Art in the world, as well as a collection of artifacts from Asia. Entry is free on the second Saturday of each month.

You can also reach nearby Asakusa quit quickly fron Ueno so you may wish to pair a visit to the two.%c:

Fee..Adults: 420yen
High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and under: Free
Open9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)

check the web link for dirrection and further information..

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cheesecake17
Mar 01, 2006

Tokyo National Museum

This is a picture of the Honkan, the Japanese Gallery. In the Honkan I saw some beautiful examples of Japanese Art. I particularly liked the illustrated sutras and the lacquer work ( I had no idea that lacquer used to be called "Japan" the same way porcelin is still called "China" ). I wish though that I had photos from the Heiseikan, the archaeology building. There they particularly had Haniwa sculptures from Kofun era tombs. You look at them and you realize that they're 1500 year old kawaii! :-)

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Inkan1969
Jul 28, 2005

The Tokyo National Museum

This is the largest museum in Japan and is like their version of the Smithsonian, complete with 8 different buildings. It contains many of the treaures of Japan, along with art Japan's long history, along with some other fine arts which were looted from China and Korea before World War II. Still, the beauty of the things you will see there are worth going out of your way for.

Check the web site for maps, admission information and also information about the changing exhibits.

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May 22, 2004

Tokyo National Museum

This museum contains thousands of artifacts from Japan, and other Asian countries. It is actually 5 seperate buildings, and you could easily spend a whole day here. If you have any interest in history or art, you must make this part of your trip to Tokyo.

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Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum houses 90, 000 cultural treasures of art and archeological items, extensively covering the various regions of Asia, centering on Japan. This is the largest collection in Japan. Really worth seeing. (admission charge)

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Nov 21, 2002

Visit the Tokyo National...

Visit the Tokyo National Museum at Ueno park.

This is a great museum with some really interesting pieces on display, covering everything from pre-historic pottery to 19th century paintings. Well worth a look, and with an entrance fee of only around 500 yen, it's real value for money. Open until 5pm during the Autumn through to the end of March, then 8pm from April onwards.

See my separate travelogue for more photos.

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Aug 25, 2002

Tokyo National Museum

Fantastic museum covering many eras of Japanese history in art, artifacts, and costume. Note: some of the history of the pieces was difficult to understand, so if you can bring a Japanse friend with you, I think that it would enhance your visit. There is a wonderful souvenir store here which allows you to purchase replicas of some of the paintings.

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Aug 24, 2002

Things to Do Near Tokyo National Museum

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Ueno Park and Zoo

Another view of this unique temple in Ueno Park with its large octagonal temple hall. the temple is set on a island in shinabazu pond in the southern part of the park. Admission is free to this...
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Tokyo University , Hongo and Yayoi

The Yayoi-Yumeji Museum is two museums in one, with the Yayoi Museum filled with works by Kasho Takabatake covering three floors on one side and the Yumeji Takehisa Museum with works by Yumeji...
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Asakusa

Tokyo's historic heart, Asakusa is home to the impressive Senso-ji temple, among many other cultural sites. The whole place feels a little bit like Disneyland, with everything done up to preserve an...
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Sumida River

Near the Tokyo Sky Tree, the Sumida River (Asakusa subway stop). Asakusa is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Tokyo, but along the Sumida River, the modern architecture made its entry. We staying in...
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Akihabara

We were in the plane flying into Tokyo and I watched a short travel video on the personal console --- one video showed a girl going to the basement of a red building in Akihabara (which I later found...
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Tokyo Dome City

The Boston Red Sox and Oakland A's opened their seasons this year at the home of the Tokyo Tigers--the Tokyo Dome. Other than the baseball stadium, the Dome Area has many other attractions: - A...
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Getting to Tokyo National Museum

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13-9 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku

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  • Sunday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Saturday 09:30 to 17:00

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