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The Best Museums in Japan

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Museums in Japan

  • 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
    Tours from $107
  • Among the country's, and the world's, largest institutions of its kind, Tokyo National Museum exhibits Buddhist and Japanese artwork, woodblo
  • 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
    Tours from $143
  • Admire many paintings and sculptures at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, home to masterpieces by the likes of Picasso, Rodin, and Morie Ogiwara. T
  • Reflect on the horrors of nuclear warfare at Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, located next door to the national memorial for victims of the bombi
    Tours from $647
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    Hiroshima Best for: Museums, Historic Sites, Parks Tokyo Best for: Historic Sites, Shopping, Parks Hakone-machi Best for: Museums, Nature, Historic Sites Mitaka Best for: Museums, Parks, Historic Sites Nagoya Best for: Historic Sites, Museums, Zoos & Aquariums

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