Exploring Tokyo's Magnificent Museums

Japan, Tokyo Guide (B): Exploring Tokyo's Magnificent Museums

From samurai swords to beautiful kimonos and ancient Buddhist scrolls to interactive displays and much more…the museums in Tokyo have a lot to offer. I know I may be in the minority here, but I really enjoy visiting museums (especially art museums) and recapping them on my blog. I know these generally aren’t the most popular posts I create, but I don’t always want to worry about the numbers. So, here we go… another museum post, mainly for my own benefit, haha. But there are some very unique aspects to each museum I’m showcasing, that I think everyone can find something interesting to them!

I visited 3 museums here in Tokyo. The Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art and The Mori Art Museum…and I’m heading to a couple more museums and exhibits this weekend. (I’m particularly excited to see DMM.Planets Art by teamLab!) I’ll break them up by museum and by what I found most interesting at each spot.

The Tokyo National Museum has been around since 1872 and is one of the largest art museums in the world. It’s located inside Ueno Park…which has an incredible amount of things to do. There are always festivals going on right across from the museum, there’s the zoo, several other museums (including The National Museum of Western Art), baseball fields, etc. – all right in Ueno Park! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Exploring Tokyo's Magnificent Museums
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Tokyo National Museum   The National Museum of Western Art   The Mori Art Museum  
Author: Lindsey Puls
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