The Bandai Museum, opened on July 19th, 2003, is located in Matsudo, Chiba in Japan. The museum features sections on Ultraman, Gundam, Godzilla, Super Sentai, and a Gundam-themed cafe along with various shops attached to the museum. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bandai Museum"
Bizen, in Okayama Prefecture, hosts two kiln-site museums devoted to the display of cermaics. Bizen is the site of internationally renowned Bizen ware, unglazed stoneware that has existed from at least the Kamakura period (1185-1333) to the present. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bizen Museums"
Daimyo collections is a term for public exhibitions of traditional Japanese and Chinese art objects on public view, which are often found in private collections. ...more on Wikipedia about "Daimyō collections"
The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum ( Kanji: 江戸東京建物園, edo tokyo tatemono en) in Tokyo shows historic ...more on Wikipedia about "Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum"
The Fujita Art Museum is one of the largest private collections in the Kansai region. The collection was assembled by Fujita Denzaburô and his descendants. It was installed in a storehouse on the family property in Ôsaka. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fujita Art Museum"
Ghibli Museum is a commercial museum showing off ...more on Wikipedia about "Ghibli Museum"
The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum (インスタントラーメン発明記念館) is a museum dedicated to Chiken Ramen and Cup Noodles, and Japanese inventor and businessman Momofuku Ando who created them. The museum is located in Ikeda in Osaka, and is located within walking distance of Ikeda Station on the Hankyu-Takarazuka Line. Admission is free. ...more on Wikipedia about "Instant Ramen Museum"
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John Lennon Museum ( Japanese: ジョン・レノン・ミュージアム ...more on Wikipedia about "John Lennon Museum"
Many traditional Japanese and Chinese art objects on public view are found in private collections that have been made accessible to the public. One of these private museums is the Kanazawa Bunko in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kanazawa Bunko"
The is part of the Ritsumeikan University in North-West Kyoto, Japan. The Museum is accessible to the public for a nominal 400-600 Yen fee. The displays and materials are mostly in Japanese but there is a handy, 25 page English booklet describing the exhibits in order and going into a decent amount of background and storyline. Well worth the trip, the Kyoto Museum for World Peace is near the Kinkaku-ji and just east of the main Ritsumeikan University campus. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kyoto Museum for World Peace"
The museum focuses on mainly pre-modern Japanese works (it is said to have the largest collection of Heian period artifacts) and Asian art. The museum is also well-known for its collections of rare and ancient Chinese and Japanese sutras. Other famous works include senzui byōbu (landscape screen) from the 11th century, and the gakizōshi (Scroll of Hungry Ghosts) from the 12th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kyoto National Museum"
The has opened on October 16, 2005 in Dazaifu near Fukuoka. A striking wood and glass building in the hills, it hosts important collections of Japanese artifacts, related to the history of Kyushu. It is the most recent of the national museums of Japan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kyushu National Museum"
Meiji Mura (博物館明治村, lit: "Meiji village" museum) is an open-air architectural museum/theme park in Inuyama, near Nagoya in Aichi prefecture, Japan. It was opened on March 18th, 1965. The museum preserves historic buildings from Japan's Meiji (1867-1912), Taisho (1912-1926), and early Showa (1926-1989) periods. Over 60 historical buildings have been moved and reconstructed onto 1 km² (247 acres) of rolling hills alongside Lake Iruka. The most noteworthy building there is the reconstructed main entrance and lobby of Frank Lloyd Wright's landmark Imperial Hotel, which originally stood in Tokyo from 1923 to 1967, when the main structure was demolished to make way for a new, larger version of the hotel. ...more on Wikipedia about "Meiji Mura"
The Modern Transportation Museum ( Japanese: 交通科学博物館; Kōtsū Kagaku Hakubutsukan) is the corporate museum of the West Japan Railway Company in Osaka, Japan. It opened in 1962, next door to Bentencho Station of Osaka Loop Line. Steam locomotives, electric locomotives, diesel locomotives, a prototype of a magnetic levitation train, and a Messerschmitt Me 163 are exhibited. ...more on Wikipedia about "Modern Transportation Museum"
Museum of Railway ( Japanese: 鉄道博物館 Tetsudō Hakubutsukan) is the name for the railway museum due to open in 2007 in Onari-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama, Saitama, Japan. The East Japan Railway Culture Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of the East Japan Railway Company will build and operate it. It has a 19,800- m² building built on the 42,500 m² campus, with 9,500 m² display area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Museum of Railway"
The National Science Museum of Japan (Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan 国立科学博物館) is located in the northeast corner of Ueno park in Tokyo. First opened in 1871 and recently renovated, it offers a wide variety of exhibitions and interactive scientific experiences. ...more on Wikipedia about "National Science Museum of Japan"
The Nezu Art Museum, ( Nezu Fine Arts Institute), located in the Aoyama district of Tokyo, Japan, houses the private collection of Nezu Kaichirō (1860-1940). The museum opened to the public in 1940 and escaped the destruction suffered bythe estate property in the bombing of May 1945. The current building was erected in 1955. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nezu Art Museum"
The Ōhara Art Museum at Kurashiki was the first collection of Western art to be permanently exhibited in Japan. The Ōhara Art Museum opened in 1930 and originally consisted almost entirely of French painting and sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection has now expanded to include paintings of the Italian Renaissance and of the Dutch and Flemish 17th century. Well-known American and Italian artists of the 20th century are also included in the collection. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ōhara Art Museum"
Prefectural museums are a post-war development in Japan. They tend to be large and some are more distinguished for their architecture rather than the collections they hold. Since they are of recent origin, their collections tend not to contain older Japan arts. Meiji era and 20th century art, with an emphasis on local art, tend to dominate the collections. The prefectural museums do host exhibitions from collections from Tokyo, though these exhibits tend to be contemporary as well. ...more on Wikipedia about "Prefectural Museums"
The Sen'oku Hakkokan is located in Kyôto, Japan and houses a large collection of Chinese bronze vessels, Chinese and Japanese mirrors, and a few Chinese bronze Buddhist figures. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sen'oku Hakkokan"
Shōsōin, or treasure houses, are sections of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines used to house collections of Japanese art. Although locations range from northern Honshū to Kyūshū, the largest number of these treasure houses are in the Kansai region in the Kyoto-Nara-Osaka area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shōsōin"
The Tokiwayama Collection at Kamakura was put together by Sugawara Tsūsai and consists of Chinese and Japanese paintings and calligraphy. The emphasis of the collection is ink paintings of the Muromachi period. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tokiwayama Collection, Kamakura"
The Tokorozawa Aviation Museum is dedicated to the history of aviation in Japan. The museum contains a number of aircraft and other displays, many of which are interactive. It is at the site of Japan's first airfield, which started operations in 1911. It was a single runway located in what was then farm land. The runway is still visible and has been incorporated into a larger multifunction park adjacent to the museum. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tokorozawa Aviation Museum"
Established in 1872, the Tokyo National Museum (TNM) is the oldest and largest museum in Japan. The museum collects, houses, and preserves a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects from Japan and other East Asian countries. The museum holds over 110,000 articles, which includes 87 National Treasure holdings and 610 Important Cultural Property holdings (as of July, 2005). The museum also conducts research and organizes educational events relating to its collection. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tokyo National Museum"
Commonly known as "enpaku," the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum of Waseda University is a university museum devoted to the history of drama with facilities used for cultural performances from all over the world, named for Tsubouchi Shōyō, a writer famously known for his work with theater and translation of the collected works of Shakespeare into Japanese. ...more on Wikipedia about "Waseda University Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum"
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