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Museums in Japan

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    Among the country's, and the world's, largest institutions of its kind, Tokyo National Museum exhibits Buddhist and Japanese artwork, woodblo
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    Edo-Tokyo Museum , Sumida
    See how Japanese capital evolved into a global city at Edo-Tokyo Museum, filled with artifacts, exhibits, and models documenting the urban ce
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    For a sobering reminder of the horrors of nuclear warfare, visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. One of the museum's two wings details the h
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    Admire many paintings and sculptures at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, home to masterpieces by the likes of Picasso, Rodin, and Morie Ogiwara. T
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    Reflect on the horrors of nuclear warfare at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, located next door to the national memorial for victims of the bombi
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