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If you are around Aoyama, the Nezu Museum is a great place to visit! You will see the different face of Aoyama …

If you are around Aoyama, the Nezu Museum is a great place to visit! You will see the different face of Aoyama area which is except fashion cultures!

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The Nezu museum is a private collection of Japanese and Asian art – from calligraphy to painting, ceramics and textiles.
The museum houses the private collection of pre-modern Japanese and East Asian art of Nezu Kaichirō (1860–1940). The museum foundation was established on the death of the founder Nezu in 1940 and exhibitions were first opened to the public in 1941. The museum collection was stored away from central Tokyo during the second world war and escaped the destruction suffered by the estate property in the bombing of May 1945. Exhibitions were restarted after the war in 1946.Closed due to large-scale renovation and renewal from 2006 onwards, the museum re-opened in fall 2009 with a completely new museum building by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

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There is typical Japanese garden in this museum. The hilly garden has two ponds that are connected by small streams. Upon every turn of the numerous winding paths, you can see a new garden lantern, memorial stone, Buddha or Kan’non statue. The garden also has some well-preserved tea houses. Near the main building, you can find a modern cafe. The wide window front on three sides let’s you enjoy the garden while having a light lunch or coffee and cake. So the place is definitely suitable for relaxing after shopping in Aoyama area! Interesting? Please check it out!

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Station

Omotesando

Price

1300yen(adults) 1000yen(under high school students)

Open

10AM~5PM