Published On: Wed, Oct 29th, 2014

Different Museums in Tokyo

 

If you are into museum or historical places, you may be interested in visiting various museums in Tokyo. Tokyo houses hundreds of different museums; all are coming into different categories and types. your holiday and trip will be fun, educational, and unique if you are able to visit different kinds of museums while visiting Tokyo.

 

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum

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Limited Time, Various Options

In case you want to visit different museums and yet you have limited time, you can always go to Ueno Park, where different first class museums in Japan can be found there. It provides an alternative way for museum lovers with short time on their hands to visit and see different kinds of museums available in Tokyo. If you go to Ueno Park, you can see National Science Museum, Tokyo metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Zoo, Western Art National Museum, and other smaller ones.

 

Hara Museum

Hara Museum

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Different Types

If you are into art so much, you can consider visiting Hara Museum Contemporary Art which is only 15 minutes away on foot from Shinagawa Station. As the name suggests, you can see various modern art collections, including installations, videos, sculptures, and paintings. You can also visit Bridgestone Museum of Art which is 5 minutes away from Tokyo Station. If you want to visit aquarium and zoo museum, you can visit Zoorasia – 5 minutes away from Nakayama Station by bus or Sumida Aquarium, which is quite close from Oshiinage Station on foot. You can see impressive animal collections like penguin, elephants, or native animals, as well as sea lives from Ogasawara or Izu islands.

 

Sumida Aquarium Inside

Sumida Aquarium Inside

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Unique Facts

Most museums in Tokyo closes in one day within a week (generally on Mondays) or during Next Year holiday which taken place from 29th of December to 4th of January). In case there is a national day, the museum remains open on the day and closes on the following day. Some museums even offer extended hours on certain days (generally on Fridays). In case you want to visit several different museums altogether within a day or two, it would be more economical if you have Grutt Pass. You only have to pay ¥2000 and you can enjoy free entrances within more than 60 museums. The pass is generally sold on yearly basis, starting from the 1th of April to the 31st of January. If you have this pass, visiting different museums in Tokyo won’t only be enjoyable but also cheap and affordable.

 

 

 

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