Explore Japan's rich history and its exciting present.
From ancient Buddhist relics to post-modern art, Japan's museums don't disappoint.
This museum allows you to go on a tour to learn about beer making, and if you pay a fee, you can try beer tasting as well.
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This center located in Tokyo has no permanent collection, except the building itself, which is extremely modern in design, but is a unique and innovative art exhibition facility.
The Edo-Tokyo Museum gives an interactive view of Tokyo's past (the Edo period) and an in-depth look at the city that we see today. The museum's interactive exhibits outline the culture, politics, and way of life from Edo until current day.
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The Ainu are Japan's indigenous people, originally from Hokkaido. This museum takes a look at their culture and history in an open-air museum that is a recreation of an Ainu village. Each structure in the village displays a certain aspect of Ainu history and culture.
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The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is an incredibly moving look at the devastation surrounding the atomic bombing in Nagasaki City and the importance of peace.
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The Miho Museum has an amazing private collection of world art with over 2,000 pieces (usually 250 or so pieces at a time are on display) housed in a beautifully unique building designed by I.M. Pei.
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The Adachi Museum of Art houses a diverse collection of modern Japanese art. Aside from its art, the museum has an on-site Japanese garden that compliments the many landscape paintings by Yokoyama Taikan.
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Since the opening in 1955, this museum has educated people with collections and information from the ones who survived the nuclear bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima 10 years prior.
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