Tokyo National Museum
The Tokyo National Museum in Ueno Park is the largest repository of Japanese art and artifacts in the world, with collections spanning thousands of years and ranging from textiles and ceramics to armor, painting, sculpture, and calligraphy. This vast collection is spread over five buildings, including the Toyokan Gallery of Asian Art, which includes work from all over Asia. Built in 1937, the museum mounts major exhibitions each year in addition to its permanent collection. Experts recommend three hours for a museum visit.