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Top museum recommendations from locals

History Museum
“The Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum opened its doors in March 1993 as a space to reflect on the history and culture of Edo-Tokyo and envision the city and life of the future. Housed in a unique building modeled after an elevated-floor type warehouse, the museum has been a landmark and popular tourist attraction in Tokyo since its opening. The permanent exhibition, showcasing original objects and replicas, offers visitors a journey through the 400-year history of Edo-Tokyo since Tokugawa Ieyasu entered Edo. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum holds special exhibitions at the first-floor gallery five to six times a year and carries out various other events, including lectures and workshops on the history and culture of Edo-Tokyo. We hope that the museum can be Tokyo’s center for the creation of new culture and a place of respite for visitors. Special Exhibition Samurai – Peacekeeping Contributors in Edo Period 2019.09.14(Sat)〜2019.11.04(Mon) Opening time: Sun 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tue - Fri 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Sat 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM”
  • 116 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Art Museum
“ An art museum specializing in Western art in Ueno Park. In addition to holding many works such as Monet and Rodin, you can't miss the exhibition that has always been a hot topic. It is also a topic that the main building has been registered as a World Cultural Heritage as a component of "Le Corbusier's architectural work-a remarkable contribution to the modern architectural movement-", it is a spot where you can enjoy not only art appreciation but also building appreciation.”
  • 40 locals recommend
History Museum
“The oldest and largest of Japan's top-level national museums. One of the largest and best collections of art and archeological artifacts in Japan. Access:Nippori stn(Yamanote line)--Ueno stn.”
  • 46 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Art Museum
“Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art: Interesting thematic and special exhibitions. The building is designed by Japanese modernism architect Kunio Maekawa. The museum shop has various Japanese modern design items.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Ueno Royal Museum was opened in April 1972, when the facilities of the Japan Art Association Museum were completely remodeled. There are no permanent exhibitions, but various planned exhibitions are held introducing different genres of art including retrospectives of Japanese and foreign artists, as well as exhibitions by art and calligraphy groups.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Science Museum
“ A science museum where you can systematically learn about evolution from the birth of life to human development, the history of the universe, and animals and plants. The 18-meter long apatosaurus skeleton specimen on the dinosaur display floor is impressive. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, there are various exhibitions and special exhibitions on the theme.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Museum
“※Sumō Museum is closed from 10/1, 2019 to 1/10, 2020 for renovation work. Sumō Museum is in the Ryogoku Kokugikan. It is only 2 min walk from Ryogoku Station. There are ’Keshoumawashi’ of past Yokozuna and materials about sumo. You can learn the history of sumo. Also, there is a big painting of sumo on the wall. You can take a picture in front of it.”
  • 9 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Museum
“The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, was opened in 1995 to systematically research, collect, preserve and display contemporary art that has been created both in Japan and overseas since 1945. Situated in the eastern part of Tokyo, which is also home to Ginza, Akihabara, Tokyo Sky Tree® and the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall, the area surrounding the museum retains some of the charm of old Edo, and standing adjacent to Kiba Park, the large entranceway offers a beautiful view of the greenery. The museum boasts three floors (4,000㎡) of galleries devoted to temporary exhibitions and two floors (3,000㎡) for "MOT Collection" exhibitions, making it the largest modern/contemporary art museum in the country. The temporary exhibition galleries are used to present exhibitions on a wide range of genres centered around contemporary art, including architecture, fashion, design, etc. The "MOT Collection" exhibition galleries present exhibitions of work from our collection of approximately 5,000, that have been acquired either for their historical significance or because they are by young artists representative of the current art scene, offering systematic introductions to postwar art history both at home and abroad or arranged according to various themes. Many of the exhibitions take advantage of the galleries' extremely high ceilings to show large-scale works while the Atrium, which is part of the collection exhibition space, is the venue for the 'Atrium Project' in which spectacular installations are displayed over the course of one year. The museum contains numerous other facilities, such as the museum shop, which offers original items, those connected with exhibitions and numerous books, etc., a library containing approximately 100,000 books on art-related subjects, a relaxing restaurant and a café, making it ideal for an entire day's outing.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Museum
“[museum]The Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art is the foremost museum collecting and exhibiting modern Japanese art. There is a big shop called "Souvenir From Tokyo"”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“This museum honors the ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai, who is the pride of the Sumida citizens promoting his work to the world. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Museum
“"Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, a mecca for Peanuts and Snoopy fans, is proud to announce the opening of the world’s first “Snoopy Museum” in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 23rd, 2016. Despite its urban location, the Museum sits in a beautiful and quiet environment, just like the Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa."”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Rabid fans of the little white doggy are sure to go crazy over Tokyo's new Snoopy Museum, opened last weekend and displaying illustrations, personal sketches and all kinds of vintage 'Peanuts'-related items that Charles M Schulz, the mastermind behind the classic comic, created and owned throughout his life. A temporary satellite branch of the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, the Roppongi facility also houses a shop selling curios exclusive to the museum. Not convinced it’s worth checking out? Here are five reasons that'll change your mind. 1. You can look at Schulz's original illustrations ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“東京の中心部、上野にある上野動物園は約400種3,000点の動物を飼育している巨大動物園で、来園者数日本一の動物園。1882年3月20日の開園日から130年以上も私たちを楽しませてくれている歴史ある動物園です。”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Has an atmospheric indoor recreation of Edo city life. A recreation of what life must have felt like for the average Tokyo person during the Edo era - complete with shops, houses and sounds.”
  • 4 locals recommend