Tobu Railway founder Kaichiro Nezu had a penchant for Chinese art and collected Shang and Zhou bronzes. Over the years, the museum’s collection of over 7,000 objects has grown through donations of Korean ceramics and Japanese ink paintings from private collectors. Some of the most famous works are on permanent display, while others rotate in temporary exhibitions. The current building, a stunning mix of traditional and modern styles designed by architect Kengo Kuma, opened in 2009.

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6-5-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku

Transport Omotesando Station (Chiyoda, Ginza, Hanzomon lines), exit A5

Telephone 03 3400 2536

Open Tue-Sun 10am-5pm / Closed Mon


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