Tokyo National Museum Ueno Reviews
Museum that's located in 5 buildings, instead of one Jul 13, 2000
I'm not a frequent museum visitor, but I did visit this one with 4 other members from my group. Now, normally I thought that a museum is one big building to wander around in. But the Tokyo National Museum is actually in 5 different buildings with various collections. We visited 3.
The Honkan Building had the collection of japanese arts. We saw on 2 floors exhibitions that featured calligraphy, paintings, ceramics, lacquer ware, textiles, arms & armor, sculptures and metal work of throughout the years.
The Horyuji Homotsukan Building had the collection of the Horyuji Treasures. On 2 floors we also calligraphy, paintings, masks, wooden & lacquer ware, textiles, statues and metal work. But only those treasures.
The Hyokeikan Building was built as a memorial for the marriage of the Meiji Crown Prince. Currently it houses the asian art & antiquities that were once housed in the Toyokan Building, This building is now closed.
There was also the Heiseikan Building, but we didn't visited that one due to lack of time. For more information check out the website: http://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en
Entrance price for an adult ticket is 600 yen (around 5,50 euro or around 8 US dollars). If you like museums, then I can recommend the Tokyo National Museum, to spend several hours and visit the various exhibitions.
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