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Are you interested in museums? Yes, there are so many museums in Japan where you can definitely study history. …

Are you interested in museums? Yes, there are so many museums in Japan where you can definitely study history. There is one of the unique museums in Ikebukuro, where is also. You can just spend very little time there but worth to visit!

The Ancient Orient Museum (古代オリエント博物) is a very small private museum in Tokyo Ikebukuro.

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This museum is actually just three rooms displaying a small collection of objects from ancient Egypt, so don’t plan on spending the whole afternoon here. Some of them are replicas, but still good enough for getting a sense for this old and interesting culture, specializing in artifacts of the ancient focus on archaeological finds and fine arts from the Ancient Near East (Egypt, Mesopotamia) and Central Asia (the Silk Road). It has a collection of Greco-Buddhist art of Gadara, and several pieces pertaining to the art of Palmyra and Persia.

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The aim of the Ancient Orient Museum is to introduce information about ancient civilizations in the West Asian and Egyptian region, the area known as the source of civilization. It was opened in 1978 and was the first museum about the ancient Orient in Japan. In addition to exhibitions, this museum is known for its proactive research and field surveys. Artifacts as well as a wide variety of documents on archaeology, fine art, and history are displayed regarding the museum’s excavation work in Syria. Furthermore, original planned exhibitions and “close up” exhibitions, as well as special exhibitions from outside the museum, are held three times a year.

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The Museum is located in the Sunshine City complex in Ikebukuro, at the 7th floor of the Cultural Center, so you can just drop after your shopping at Sunshine City! Interesting? Please check it out!

Station

Ikebukuro

Price

600yen(adults) 500yen(students) 200yen(mid and elementary school students)

Open

10AM~5PM