Tokyo National Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Building

On this rainy day, remnants of the typhoon, we decided to visit Tokyo’s largest and oldest museum, the Tokyo National Museum, to learn more about Japanese culture. The exhibits were a great mix of ancient (35000 BC) to recent artifacts, including shogun armor and calligraphy. The museum is located by beautiful Ueno Park.
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The museum’s official mascot is this clay figurine, one of the earliest pieces of Japanese art ever discovered. At first this piece freaked Jennifer out but then she grew to love it. 😳image

After lunch, we headed to the Tokyo Metropolitan Building for some great views of Tokyo as it stands today. That’s me all the way at the bottom! It took us 55 seconds to get all the way to the 45th observation floor! The best part, it was free!!🏢🏢image

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One thought on “Tokyo National Museum and Tokyo Metropolitan Building

  1. Enjoyed seeing the artifacts showing Shogun remembered the movie. I don’t think I would end up loving that mascot kind of strange looking. Nice view from the Metropolitan Building. Cloudy but you can see quite a bit. Enjoy love ya both God bless

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