The Tokyo National Museum
Whenever I made plans to visit any new country,
I never failed to check out their museums!
The more is the merrier and that was why
I loved Xian - China. Never had enough of it.
I know most ladies would seek the shopping streets
but not me. I would be hungry to see their
historical sites, buildings and museums in order to
understand their country better.
01. We headed to Ueno Park where all the museums are.
Our Japanese blogger friend Minoru Saito-san
so kindly guided us all the way from Akasaka to
Ueno's Park before leaving us to wander on our own.
I really respect the culture and hospitality of all
the Japanese who often play very good hosts to
all their guests. I can never thank them enough.
02. This is the prominent statue to commemorate
the Imperial Prince Komatsumiya Akihito who was
the first President of the First Red Cross Society
03. The crow just landed on the hat of the Prince's feather.
04. The long beautiful pool of fountains flanked by pretty blooms
of flowers outside the Tokyo National Museum.
05. There are several buildings in the museum's complex and visitors
have to decide before paying the entrance fees. This lovely ancient building
was holding the displays of BVLGARI's antique jewels.
It was packed with the local Japanese visitors who are really
art and jewellery lovers!
06. This building is the main Tokyo National Museum
which was my interest that day. It was first built in 1872.
07. Nobody would like to follow me into museums as I could take
3-4 hours walking and admiring every single piece alone.
My wife was at Starbucks relaxing while I was browsing inside.
08. This museum was so spacious inside, similarly to the
Ayala Museum in Makati - Manila.
09. This huge antique vase caught my attention for its
size and unique patterns details of ancient motifs.
It was a metal caster from Takaoka and belonged
to Yokoyama Takashige who once displayed in
Vienna World Exposition during the year 1872.
10. There is a lovely landscaped garden with a tranquil lake
behind the Museum's complex. It is a thoughtful place for
visitors to rest and relax before they could continue their
tour inside the museums.
11. When I am old, I wish to sit on benches too.
12. This is an ancient Japanese hut which was being
relocated from the isolated mountains for display in Tokyo.
13. I will visit this area again in near future and tour the
other museum buildings.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Address: 13-9 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo 110-8712, Japan
Phone: +81 3-3822-1111
Public Train Transit: UENO Station