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Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace (1-1 Chiyoda, Tokyo) — The Imperial Palace with its grounds is located on the site of the former residential palace of the successive Tokugawa Shoguns in the Edo Period. Following the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Emperor Meiji moved here from Kyoto which had been the imperial capital for more than a thousand […]

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Tobu Museum

Tobu Museum (4-28-16 Higashi-Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo) – this museum is for those who love trains. Displayed here are 12 actual train cars, including the Toby Railway’s first steam locomotive, as well as electric trains & locomotives. One can also find train and bus driving simulators, as well as an eye-catching steam locomotive panoramic show. A […]

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Suntory Museum of Art

Suntory Museum of Art (9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo) – located in Tokyo’s midtown district of Roppongi and housed in an ultra-modern structure, this museum (which has exhibits that change periodically), houses an important collection of ancient Japanese art, porcelain and objects from the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries, some of great historical and cultural value. […]

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Sapporo Beer Museum

Sapporo Beer Museum (Kita 7-Jo Higashi 9-chome Higashi-ku, Sapporo) — Sapporo Beer Museum is located 10 hours north of Tokyo, at the town of the same name (at Hokkaido island). It is the only beer museum in Japan, and was opened in July of 1987 to provide visitors with a varied knowledge of beer and […]

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Ninja Museum of Iga-Ryu

Ninja Museum of Iga-Ryu (117-13-1 Ueno Marunouchi, Iga-shi, Mie-ken) – located 5 hours west of Tokyo, this museum showcases the history of the famed ninja warriors – who originally came from this Japanese town. Visitors will learn that ninjutsu is a classic military tactic consisting of espionage, reconnaissance, disruption and plotting (among other elements), which […]

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National Museum of Modern Art

National Museum of Modern Art (3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) – this museum displays works of contemporary art (from the Meiji Period onward) made by Japanese artists (hosting both permanent and temporary exhibits). Noteworthy features of the permanent collection are portraits by early Japanese modernist Kishida Ryusei and wartime paintings. Since this museum is located […]

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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture) – located in the regional city of Nagasaki on the island of Kyushu (8 hours west of Tokyo), this museum is dedicated to educating visitors about the horrors of nuclear war (since Nagasaki and Hiroshima were the first and still only metropolises that were hit with […]

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Museum of Maritime Science

Museum of Maritime Science (3-1 Higashiyashio, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) — this six-story building plus basement, shaped like a full-sized ocean liner, is completely devoted to ships. The Museum has mainly five areas, and provides the public with information about ocean development (exploring the seas), the history and the mechanisms of ships, ship steering, fishing boats and […]

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Museum of the Imperial Collections

Museum of the Imperial Collections (The East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo) — located in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace, the Museum of the Imperial Collections boasts a collection of about 9,500 works of art and craft, including paintings and calligraphy, that have been passed down through successive generations […]

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Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art (4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo) — 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.   The museum boasts three floors of galleries devoted to temporary exhibitions and two floors for […]