Trip Advisor’s Top 10: 2017’s most popular museums and art galleries in Japan for world travellers!

09.October.2017 | SPOT

Trip Advisor is a website based on reviews where travellers can rate different destinations across the world. Museums and art galleries are just two filters on the world travel ranking lists. Today we’ll be looking at the list containing the world’s most popular art galleries and museums 2017 and filtering out the top ten that are located in Japan!

 

1st place:  Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum(Hiroshima prefecture, Hiroshima)
2nd place:  Hakone Open-Air Museum(Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture)
3rd place:  Samurai Museum(Shinjuku, Tokyo prefecture)
4th place:  Edo-Tokyo Museum(Sumida, Tokyo prefecture)
5th place:  Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum(Nagasaki, Nagasaki prefecture)
6th place:  Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology(Nagoya, Aichi prefecture)
7th place:  Senju Museum(Karuizawa, Nagano)
8th place:  Himeyuri Peace Museum( Itoman, Okinawa Prefecture)
9th place:  Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History(Kitakyushu, Fukuoka)
10th place:  Ghibli Museum(Mitaka, Tokyo)

※ The Edo-Tokyo Museum will be undergoing repairwork from October this year until the end of March 2018 and is therefore closed during this period.

 

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The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Himeyuri Peace Museum come in at 1st, 5th and 8th place respectively. These museums were established in remembrance of the Second World War. Being a library of important historical materials, these special institutions provide a place for one to feel history with their own skin, and cherish the vow to never wage war. These museums received high ratings from visitors from all over the world. Many visitors mention in their reviews that they saw the paper crane display and message by former president Obama that was put on display at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum museum in 2016.

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The Senju Museum, which is ranked at 7th place, is where the abundant nature of Karuizawa harmonises with the beautiful art gallery. Both the art and the architecture are one, creating an atmosphere where visitors can enjoy Japanese art as much as they like at their own pace. Visitors can also appreciate the Green Leaf Garden that surrounds the art gallery. This is just one of the many things you can do here.

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At 9th place is the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History. This is the grandest museum of natural history and human history in the whole of west Japan, and is located in Fukuoka. The full skeletons of ancient creatures such as dinosaurs are just some of the many things to see here. The biggest attention-grabber are the two Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons. Many families come to visit this museum, and as the entry fee is only ¥500, many of the reviews praised it as extremely good value for your money.

 

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum that achieved first place on our list also obtained 5th place on the rankings of Asia. From this, it is evident that it is a very popular tourist attraction for people all around the world.

 

That was the list of the most popular museums and art galleries in Japan according to Trip Advisor reviews. If you’re travelling around Japan, please consider visiting some of these places on the list!

 

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    ▼Ame no hi to yuki no hi

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    ▼Cosses

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    Official Websitehttp://cosses.orto-cafe.com/

     

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    ▼Chocolate Bar

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    Dinner Menu: 18:00-22:00 (Closed from 22:00)
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    Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/CHOCOLATE-BAR-726314500885075/

     

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    ▼Filipepe

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    Lunch: 11:30-14:00 (Last Orders: 14:00)

    Dinner: 18:00-21:00 (Last Orders: 21:00)
    No Regular Holidays
    Address: Floor 3, 3-1-28 Kego, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka,
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/Filipepe-フィリペペ-699810910145678/

     

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    ▼Good up coffee

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    Closed: Thursdays
    Address: 1-chōme-15-18 Takasago, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
    Official Website: https://www.instagram.com/good_up_coffee/

     

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    ▼KURASUKOTO

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    Address: Floor 2, 1-11-21 Hirao, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka
    Official Website: https://www.kurasukoto.com/shop-hirao/

     

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    ▼Eureka

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    Official Website:https://www.instagram.com/eureka.sakurazaka

     

    Yamamoto no Hamburg, Ropponmatsu

    Hamburger

    The Kanto region’s popular hamburger restaurant Yamamoto no Hamburg has opened in Fukuoka. Here, you can enjoy a burger served in a large curry bowl fit for a curry soup. The hamburger is surrounded by a hearty serving of sauce and is even topped with a mince cutlet. There is a bottle of Chinese red chile oil on the table for a satisfying meal. 

     

    ▼Yamamoto no Hamburg

    Opening Hours:

    Lunch: 11:30-15:30 (Last Orders: 14:30)

    Dinner: 17:30-22:30 (Last Orders: 21:30)
    No Regular Holidays
    Address: Ropponmatsu Kobo Floor 1, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka

    Official Website:  http://www.yamahan.tokyo/news/

     

     If you’re stuck on where to get lunch in Fukuoka, or love looking at gorgeous food, let moe’s Instagram be your guide. 

    Original article contents and photos by: moe

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