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Private Tour

Art of Ueno

Visit some sumptuous galleries set within Japan’s oldest public park
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Things to know

Duration:

5 hrs

Suitable for:

Arty Farty, Chinese, Cruise Passengers, Seniors

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

Tickets to the National Museum of Western Art and the Tokyo National Museum are included

Type of tour:

Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Other inclusions:

Free concierge service if you need any advice  
Meeting points: Outside of Kuroda Memorial Hall

What makes this tour special

Tokyo has a thriving cultural scene and nowhere is this better shown than around the city’s museum district. Going around it with your private guide, you will gain a greater appreciation for Japanese culture in its own hallowed halls placed within the historic Ueno Park. 



Japan’s National Treasures

Going around the galleries of the Tokyo National Museum, you will collide with Japanese history. Holding around 110,000 pieces – many of which date back thousands of years, you will have ample time to see its finest. Spread across six different buildings, your guide can take you to each in turn in a trip geared around your tastes. The main structure, called the Honkan dates back to before the Second World War and holds artifcts from throughout Japan’s past from all its regions. Alternatively, you can choose to focus on the Toyokan – which showcases art from across Asia – or the religious art in the Heiseikan. 

Tokyo’s Own Gallery

Taking you to the distinctive red-brick Tokyo Metropolitan Art Gallery, your guide will show you the works placed in (and outside) the building. Known especially for its temporary art exhibitions, it also has “Citizen’s Art Galleries”.  These provide a space for local artists who are often unknown in the West. 

The Wonders of Gaikokujin

The impact of European travellers on Japan, and their ideas, has had an enormous impact on Japanese history and culture. This gallery displays that fascination in all of its levels of concentrated distance. Designed by the modernist architect Le Corbuiser, it houses works by a number of important artists such as Rubens ad Pollock. Your guide will also show the sculptures outside the Gallery, in particular Rodin’s Gates of Hell

Touriocity Tip: Try to coordinate your trip during the sakura season (cherry blossom). Cherry blossoms are seen as symbols of serenity, vitality, and beauty, with the Japanese philosophy of mono no aware originating from this concept. In 2019, the perfect chance to see cherry blossom is set to be March - April in Tokyo.

What you'll see

Tokyo National Museum
Complex with archaeological treasures and the largest collection of Japanese art in the world
National Museum of Western Art
Guarded by Rodin’s Gate of Hell, the gallery houses an impressive collection of non-Asian art
Ueno Park
Public park with a great selection of historic temples and museums
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Fine gallery which regularly produces excellent temporary exhibitions

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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