2014 Travellers' choice TOP 10 Museum. Art gallery!

2014.11.02
We would like to introduce you the “2014 Travellers' choice winners – TOP 10 Museums in Japan” which ranking by “TripAdvisor”.
No.1 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The museum offers opportunities for visitors to listen to the reality and eyewitness testimony, and to understand the damage and to abandon the nuclear weapons in order to create a peaceful community internationally. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum established in 1955. (Hiroshima atomic bomb exploded in 1945).
Hiroshima currently is one of the biggest city in Japan, if you look at the city you couldn't image it was destroyed 70 years ago. The museum collects and displays past memories which might convey the horror of the event, however to understand the past history of Japan here is one of the important tourist attraction.
Address: 1-2 Nakajimama-cho, Naka-ku, Hirosima City, Japan.
Admission: 50 yen per adult, 30 yen per high school students, and free admission for junior high school students and younger.
Access:
By Bus - Take a Hiroshima Bus bound for Yoshijima to “Heiwa Kinen Koen”.
By Streetcar – Take a streetcar bound ofr Hiroshima Port via Kamiyacho to “Chuden-Mae”.
 082-241-4004
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No.2 Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is biggest museum related to dinosaur domestically. A silver large ball shape building is the main hall including exhibition rooms “Dinosaur Wolrd”, “Earth Sciences”, and “History of Life”. It has large area of exhibition rooms around 4,500M², with around 40 dinosaur skeleton and up to 1000 collections of speciments, fossils, minerals and rocks. There is also 3D model in original size objects available in the hall. Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is suitable for any age, gender to enjoy, as well as satisfy visitors who would like to go for further research and education of dinosaur.
※ In addition, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum offers free admission date, such as 15th and 16th of November.
Address: 51-11 Terao, Muroko, Katsuyama, Fukui, Japan
Admission: 720 yen per adults, 410 pen per high school or college students, and 260 yen per primary or secondary school students.
Access: Take JR and get off in Fukui Station, and take the Echizen Railway Katsuyama-Eiheiji Line to Katsuyama Station (About 1 hour). From Katsuyama Station, take bus to museum about 15 minuts or taxi ride takes 10 minutes.
 0779-88-0001
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No.3 Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Most visitors have evaluated a thought after visit the museum “All the documentations showed the pain, damage occurred after the explosion, but everything was real”. The museum is the top choice school trip for junior and high school students in Japan.
Although school trip should be somewhere have fun, but in order to inform young people about the horror of war, the threat of nuclear weapons and the importance of the peace, The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum are popular for Japanese.
Address: 7-8 Nagasaki Prefecture, Hirano-machi 7-8, Japan
Admission: 200 yen per adult,and 100 yen per students and schoolchildren.
Access: Take JR and get off in Nagasaki Station, take street car at Hamaguchi-machi, and about 5 minute walk.
 095-844-1231
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No.4 The Hakone Open-Air Museum
The Hakone Open-Air Museum is the first open-air art museum in Japan and was opened in 1969. It set in the gorgeous landscape of Hakone, and the outdoor view constantly changing with the seasons.
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No.5 Ohara Museum Of Art
Ohara Museum of Art is the oldest private museum where featuring Western art in Japan. Main gallery has collection of fabulous art works including Picasso, El Greco, Paul Gauguin, Modigliani, Rodin, Klee, Pollock, and Kandinsky. All sorts of art work across time and nationalities.
Other hall has collection from Japanese artists including oil painting and sculpture. Another exhibition room displays craft art, block print, printing and dying and other craft art works.
Address: 1-1-15 chuo Kurashiki City Okayama
Admission: 1300 yen per adult, 800 yen per students, 500 yen for colleage students, high school, jr. high school and elementary student.
Access: Take JR Sanyo Line and get off at Kurashiki Station, to museum by 15 minutes walk.
 086-422-0005
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No.6 Chiran Peace Museum
During the Great East Asia War (after war called Asia-Pacific War) last battle in Okinawa, there was a special attack forces by soldier pilots which never happened in human history. There are many remnants, articales and portfolios left by deceased soldiers displayed within Chiran Peace Museum.
Due to the place was their started point for their final mission, therefore Chiran Peace Museum has been built here is mainly to commemorate the pilots and expose the sadness loss of their lives, and it was the relative's mission to ensure and pray for forever peace.
Address: 17881 Kori, Chiran-cho, Minamikyushu-shi, Kagoshima-ken, Japan
Admission: 500 yen per adult, 300 yen per child.
Access: takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Kagoshima Airport.
 0993-83-2525
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No.7 Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo National Museum had its major fair at the Taiseiden Hall in 1872, and is the oldest national museum in Japan. Its business including collecting, assuring, maintaining, managing, displaying, researching, investigating and educating activities from Japan and other Asian countries.
The Tokyo National Museum collects comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects around 114,000 objects (including National Treasure 87 pieces, and important cultural items 633 pieces). Here collects large number of objects and the quality is one of the best museum in Japan(as of March 2014). Regular exhibition usually displays 4,000 objects.
Address: 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Admission: 620 yen per adult, 410 yen per university student, and free for persons under 18
Access:
From JR Ueno Station or Uguisudani Station South exit, 10 minutes walk.
From Tokyo Metro's Ueno Station, Nezu Station or Keisei Line's Keisei Ueno Station, 15 minutes waslk to the museum.
 03-3822-1111
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No.8 Otsuka Museum of Art
”Otsuka Museum of Art” built to commemmorate the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Group's 75th anniversary, located in Naruto-shi also named “Ceramic board masterpiece art museum”. The museum has largest exhibition space in Japan (total floor of 29,412 square meters). The orginal piece used special techiniques by the Otsuka Ohmi Ceramics Co., Ltd., over 1,000 pieces of replicas of Western art by reproducing masterpieces in its original dimension, which selected by a committee of 6, the collection from more than 190 art museums in 25 countries worldwide. Visitors are able to enjoy the true artistic from the original art works, and experience art of the world in Japan.
”Otsuka Museum of Art” has more than 1,000 pieces of Western masterpieces replicas which were selected by 6 renowned art historians including Masanori Aoyagi who was vice-principal of Tokyo University (March 1998 - ). In addition, the museum also provides audio guid players in four languages – Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean, so you will able to listen to 6 commentaries on time periods and about 100 commentaries on paintings. You can enjoy the background in front of the painting, also on paintings you like in given locations. (500 yen per one player)
Address: Naruto Park, Naruto-cho, Naruto-shi, Tokushima
Admission: 3,240 yen per adult; 2,160 yen per Universit student; 540 yen for junior high school and high school students.
Access: JR Okayama Station (Seto Ohashi Line) → JR Takamatsu Station (JR Kotoku Line) → JR Ikenotani Station (JR Naruto Line) → JR Naruto Station → the bus about 15 minutes bound for Kohen.
 088-687-3737
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No.9 Edo-Tokyo Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum is a biggest museum of the history of Tokyo during the Edo period to World war II, and it exhibits precious history, culture and informtaion of Tokyo.
The museum through its exhibits many features of the capital from the Edo Period to recent modern decades. About 2500 pieces of collection including ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world), picture scroll, Kimono, ancient map, and other 50 pieces of large scale models. The museum offers several areas such as Permanent Exhibition area, Special Exhibitions, Audio-visual Hall, Museum Shop, Restaurants and other areas. The main facility are Permanent Exhibition area and Special Exhibitions.
Address: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Admission: 1,340 yen per adult; 1,070 yen for University student.
Access:
JR Sobu Line, Ryogoku Station, 3 minute walk to the museum.
Toei Oedo Line Ryogoku Station (Edo-Tokyo Museum mae) 1 minute walk from exit A4
 03-3626-9974
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No.10 Abashiri Prison Museum
Abashiri Prison Museum has a close relationship with Abashiri City since Meiji Period. The museum buildings were in use in the Meiji era have been kept and shown to the public, it located beside the Mount Tento, and the gross area is 3.5 tiwes bigger than Tokyo Dome.
The oldest building was built 109 years ago, and 6 years after the prison was established. As you might see the construction wood was made by hands, unlike present days the construction materials are made by machines. The rough surface of the big beams and pillars are easily to be seen which were made by these prisoners.
Address: 1-1 Yobito Abashiri City, Hokkaido
Admission: 1,080 yen per adult; 750 yen per college student; and 540 yen per student.
Access: JR Abashiri Station to Abashiri Prison Museum about 7 minutes by taxi.
 0152-45-2411
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