Japanese Museums

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A Museum For You

Japan has a great variety of museums covering a broad range of topics from contemporary art and traditional art to war and historical museums. Art museums include paintings, sculptures, gardens, kimono and fabric, and more created by both Japanese artists and Western and foreign artists. Historical and war museums depict the history of Japan and its hardships the country overcame. In addition, war peace museums hope to spread peace throughout the world by displaying and informing the public of the horrors of war. Japan also has several unique museums including the famous Studio Ghibli Museum where guests can reminisce their favorite childhood films and memories, ramen museums where you can learn about the history of ramen and even create your own Cup Noodle, car museums to learn about the production of the famous Toyota and its success overseas, and more. There is sure to be a museum that will capture your interest.

Museums in Tokyo

Ghibli Museum

Ghibli Museum

Museum Designed by Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki in Tokyo

Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum

Contemporary Art Museum in Roppongi Hills of Tokyo

Edo Tokyo Museum

Edo Tokyo Museum

Museum shows how the 15th century village of Edo grew to be Tokyo

Sashiko Museum

Sashiko Museum

Japanese traditional form of decorative little stabs.

Sumo Museum

Sumo Museum

Preserve a wide range of sumo materials - Banzuke, Aprons

Samurai Museum

Samurai Museum

The Samurai Museum is the ideal destination for the samurai aficionado.

Suginami Anime Museum

Suginami Anime Museum

Museum offers a historic overview on Japanese animation.

Fukagawa Edo Museum

Fukagawa Edo Museum

The Fukagawa Edo Museum is a museum that recreates Japan's Edo Period.

Museums in Yamanashi

Atae Yuki Museum (Kawaguchiko Muse Museum)

Atae Yuki Museum (Kawaguchiko Muse Museum)

Museum displaying unique doll works of Atae Yuki

Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

Museum displaying beautifully crafted kimono

Museums in Kanagawa

Open-Air Museum

Open-Air Museum

First Open-Air Museum in Japan, Picasso Pavilion and Foot-Bath Hot-Spring

Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum

Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum

World's First Food-Themed Amusement Park

Cup Noodles Museum

Cup Noodles Museum

Interactive Museum on Cup Noodles Where You Can Make Your Original Cup Noodle

UKAI Venetian Glass Museum

UKAI Venetian Glass Museum

Antique and Modern Venetian Glass Museum

Museums in Nara

Gekkeikan Sake Museum

Gekkeikan Sake Museum

Learn about sake brewing and its history then taste traditional sake

Nara National Museum

Nara National Museum

Displays works of Buddhist art, scrolls, statues, paintings and more

Museums in Nagano

Karuizawa Picturebook Forest Museum

Karuizawa Picturebook Forest Museum

Museum displaying 6,000 picture books and original sketches

Obuse Hokusai Museum

Obuse Hokusai Museum

Features ukiyoe works by famous painter Katsushika Hokusai

Museums in Saitama

Railway Museum

Railway Museum

The museum of the history and process of railways in Saitama

Museums in Fukushima and Niigata

Aizu Sake Museum

Aizu Sake Museum

About Aizu's history with sake brewing and the process of making sake

Northern Culture Museum

Northern Culture Museum

Japanese mansion and beautiful garden

Museums in Hokkaido

Sapporo Winter Sports Museum

Sapporo Winter Sports Museum

Ski Jump Stadium exhibits of historic Olympic medalists

The Ainu Museum Poroto Kotan

The Ainu Museum Poroto Kotan

Display the tangible and intangible cultural assets of the Ainu in Hokkaido

Sapporo Beer Museum

Sapporo Beer Museum

The First & Oldest Beer Brewery in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Otaru Music Box Museum

Otaru Music Box Museum

One of the largest museum shops in Japan featuring music boxes in Hokkaido

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

One of the best single malt whiskies in the world, Hokkaido Whisky

Museums in Okayama and Aichi

Ohara Museum

Ohara Museum

Japan's oldest Western art museum displaying all kinds of artwork

Toyota Techno Museum

Toyota Techno Museum

Museum exhibits the history and making of Toyota

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