Popular Exhibition Halls Attractions in Japan

The Main Tower of Osaka Castle
Osaka·Japan
4.5/5
1,622 Reviews
Museum
The Main Tower of Osaka Castle is a key landmark building of Osaka that was built in 1583 and is also known as "Hideyoshi Castle". The castle interior has now been transformed into a museum that provides information on Toyotomi Hideyoshi and the castle's history, while the top floor offers great views over Osaka. The castle is built on an elevated platform and features white walls with green tiles, while the end of each flying eave is adorned with a magnificent tiger or shachi formed out of gold foil . Every spring and autumn, the ancient charm of the castle is ever more prominent against the cherry blossoms or red maple leaves.
Osaka Museum of History
Osaka·Japan
4.6/5
358 Reviews
Museum
The Osaka Museum of History is located on the west side of Osaka city and contains displays of cultural relics, historical artefacts, and various multimedia displays to entertain and inform visitors. Visitors can come and learn about the history of one of Japan's greatest cities, from ancient times to the modern day.
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo·Japan
4.6/5
313 Reviews
Museum
Located inside Ueno Park, the Tokyo National Museum is the oldest Japanese national museum, the largest art museum in Japan, and one of the largest art museums in the world. Tokyo National Museum holds over 110,000 objects, including a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects of Asia, with a particular focus on Japan. There are restaurants and shops within the museum's premises, as well as outdoor exhibitions and a garden where visitors can enjoy seasonal views.
Otaru Music Box Museum Main Building
Otaru·Japan
4.6/5
461 Reviews
Museum
Converted from Hokkaido's office for rice and grain trade, Otaru Music Box Museum exudes a certain European feel. With outer walls comprised of meticulously arranged dark red bricks, and a beech wood interior, the old stairs, corridors, and railings of the hall complement each other beautifully. In addition to viewing the variety of music boxes inside, visitors can also head to the third floor and try their hand at making a music box themselves.
Ghibli Museum
Tokyo·Japan
4.7/5
771 Reviews
Art Gallery
Located in a western portion of Tokyo, the Ghibli Museum is dedicated to showcasing the work of the Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. Designed by Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, the museum is heavily influenced by European architectural styles. Miyazaki used film storyboards to sketch out a plan inspired by locations such as the hilltop village of Calcata in Italy. Full of everything related to Ghibli animations, visitors can not only take a look at the animation buildings, they can also see original Ghibli works and other animation materials. The museum’s souvenir shop and themed restaurant are also very popular.
Kyoto National Museum
Kyoto·Japan
4.7/5
143 Reviews
Museum
Kyoto National Museum is one of Japan's four great national museum, and is very representative. The collection is mainly ancient Japanese artwork, divided into themes such as stoneware, pottery, paintings, everyday tools, and knives and blades -- each with its own exhibition hall. There are over eighty thousand ancient Asian handcraft artworks, including sculpture of Samantabhadra, folding screen with forest painting, Heiji period paintings, and over eighty Baishi poem collections.
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building
Sapporo·Japan
4.4/5
408 Reviews
The old red brick building of the Former Hokkaido Government Office Building is an iconic landmark of Sapporo. A symbol of the pioneering era of Hokkaido, this neo-baroque style building is affectionately called the "Red Brick House" by locals and it is very popular among tourists. It is a great place to take pictures, particularly in the winter when snow covers the red bricks and produces a very romantic atmosphere.
Mori Art Museum
Tokyo·Japan
4.6/5
194 Reviews
Art Gallery
Mori Art Museum is situated in the Roppongi Hills development. It is one of the most popular modern art museums in Tokyo. It has hosted a wide variety of contemporary exhibitions across varying disciplines such as photography, architecture, and global art. This is also not the only attraction Mori Art Museum has to offer. Its observation deck provides visitors a chance to get great views of Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Skytree, other landmarks across the city’s skyline. Those interested in urban development will enjoy visiting Roppongi Hills so a stop at the Mori Art Museum is a great addition to a fun-filled outing.
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