Inauguré en 1872, le musée national de Tokyo (東京国立博物館, Tōkyō kokuritsu hakubutsukan), ou TNM, est le plus ancien et le plus grand musée du Japon. Il se situe à l'intérieur du parc d'Ueno dans l'arrondissement de Taitō à Tokyo. Ce musée possède et préserve une collection complète d'œuvres d'arts et d'objets archéologiques du Japon et d'autres pays de l'Asie de l'Est. Il détient 113 897 objets, incluant 87 objets classés trésor national japonais et 631 objets classés bien culturel important (au ) ; il conserve de plus 2689 objets privés, dont 50 trésors nationaux et 252 biens culturels importants. Le musée mène aussi des recherches et organise des événements ayant trait à sa collection.
For six dollars a person you cannot go wrong with spending a few hours wondering the exhibit halls of this museum. There are free lockers, well with a 100 yen returnable deposit, for your bags at the entrance so that you can walk around unhindered by your belongings. Take the time to soak in some of the Japanese culture and make ample use of the chairs throughout to reset your feet. Great place to take a few hours of down time and rest from walking around the other parks and roads in Tokyo.
Huge museum with a great collection. They had two buildings with different collections In particular, I really liked the vast collection of samurai swords in display. Almost all the exhibition had english descriptions which I found useful as a tourist. Tickets aren't that steep either especially considering the vast collection.
Expansive museum providing the full scope of Japanese art - to include an impressive number of samurai swords - in a grand environment. Easy to navigate as an English speaker. Was disappointed that a few of their most famous pieces were away during my visit, but know that happens.
A large, beautiful museum that you could easily spend the full day at, and only 620 yen to get in. We also rented the audio guide (English) for 500 yen which was decent. Although I suspect it's better in other languages as in English the guides were per room, as opposed to a specific item. Definitely stop by the gift shop too, as they have really nice postcards and shirts which are all very reasonably priced!
A wonderful museum with a wide selection of Japanese artifacts. Can easily spend more than half a day in there. Most works are photo-friendly, ones that aren't will be labeled. Highly recommended.
Good place for people who likes history. There is a really beautiful scenery at the back alley. And make sure to visit its gift shop. There are so many cute stuffs.
Wonderful! There's four spaces with many exhibitions. I could feel and know more about the culture and historical heritage of Japan and Asian countries. I'd like to come back and visit again. Just one time is not enough!
Great museum with excellent displays. Well constructed. Variety of collections presented beautifully. Would come here again
A must visit place is you're even slightly interested in Japanese history. A good range of exhibits well laid out over two floors so easy to get around in a couple of hours. Each item has a simple English description alongside the Japanese. A bit old fashioned in that respect and could do with some more background and meaning to bring the exhibits alive. There is a nice garden (try the cherry blossom ice cream) and other buildings in the museum.
The exhibits cover a range of Japanese history from prehistoric to modern times. Of special note is the large range of weaponry (katanas etc) and the face masks. The lacquer works and Buddhist statues are also impressive. If these are not your thing, the grounds are great to wander around and quite picturesque. Admission is fairly cheap at 620 yen. Easy to spend half a day here.
If you're at all interested in the history or culture of Japan, this place is a must visit. Covering the most early known eras/artifacts up to relatively modern art, the structure and pacing of the museum is just right. The gift shop also has a nice selection, and there's a zoo and neat park just outside the doors!
Really excellent museum, so much to see you could spend the whole day here. Access to the museum, excluding special exhibits is really good value too. It's a good way to learn a little of Japanese history
Shockingly inexpensive, conveniently located in beautiful Ueno park, and full of fascinating artifacts from Japan, Asia, and other places. Contains art, implements of daily life, textiles, clothing, religious statues and ceremonial paraphernalia, and much more. Spacious and extremely attractive, emphasizing their reverence for these vitally important cultural relics. We spent over 4 hours here during our first trip to Tokyo and didn't see even half of the exhibits. We visited again a year later and went to a different building, seeing entirely new materials. A very stimulating, quiet, and attractive museum.
Admission is low at ¥600 our so for adults and less for students, children and seniors, do definitely good for the budget traveller. Once through the gates there are several buildings. The main one and largest is art history. It's a great one to start with, and the Asian Gallery to is right is a good follow up. The artifacts presented are displayed elegantly. Translations are available. It's culturally worth the visit.
Highly recommended. The collections here are vast and varied. If you want to learn about Japanese history, come here. There is also a very well maintained garden here as well. Close to Ueno station and the walk is very pleasant and enjoyable. You can easily spend the whole day here.
Wish I had more time here. Excellent collection divided into a few museums. Do check out the opening hours and closing times. Friday's are open a bit longer so may be a good day to visit. Collections were obviously of good craftsmanship and high quality, reflecting japanese workmanship and dedication. Could easily spend an entire day here. Nearby park is a good hangout too.
The museum was filled with national treasures and extremely valuable cultural artifacts. It seemed that most of them were the original and not replicas. While my girlfriend and I only had about 4 hours to spend here, we easily could have spent 6 or 7. Before going there, I'd highly recommend bringing snacks/food if you're staying an extended amount of time since there is not much food there and is really expensive. There are plenty of free storage cubicles in each museum building that only requires a deposit of a 100 yen coin that you get back on return of the key. The only downside was that most of the captions were only in Japanese. It made the art a little harder to fully appreciate. However there are English audio guides available at the front for 500 yen.
Nice museum experience filled with national treasures consisting of very old artifacts. English audio tour can be skipped. Didn't add much that wasn't on the plaques. Nice mix of statues, art, everyday items, architecture, clothes. Nice gift shop and restaurants. Good to spend a few hours on a hot or rainy day.
Beautiful buildings, large and spacious exhibits, with a very clear and intuitive layout. Exhibits are much more subdued and informative than those in Australia, which seem to go for grand scale exciting ones to grab kids' attention. Information is, in addition to Japanese, in English, simplified Chinese, and Korean in all rooms. Entry is reasonably cheap (much cheaper than Melbourne, for example). Maps are available in a variety of languages.
🌏😃 If you are a tourist our just want to experience Japanese history, you need to come here! The garden is amazing and relaxing 🏞. The artifacts are beautiful to look at. There's also a lot of interactive exhibits for kids. I'm also guilty of saying we spent a lot of time in the gift shop, but that's because they had a lot to offer. Overall, as amazing and cultural experience!
A very educational and interesting museum. Must do experience. A lot of beautiful historical exhibits. And to see “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” in real life was a dream come true! Although wish there would be more art pieces on display. Overall a great experience. A nice souvenir shop. It’s also a great choice on a rainy or hot day. Highly recommended.
Great museum for us to understand ancient Japanese culture. No video shall be taken inside. They know basic English so no problem for tourist at all. Not for small kids in my opinion.