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Ueno Park

Ueno is one of the biggest parks in Tokyo. It was built in 1873, and houses Tokyo National Museum, National Museum for Western Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and National Science Museum.

It was a very peaceful environment even though it was full of people, just like Kitanomaru Park. We decided to visit Tokyo National Museum first. It is the oldest national museum in Japan, and was built in 1872. It consists of five different buildings: Honkan (Japanese Gallery), Tōyōkan (Asian Gallery), Hyōkeikan, Heiseikan, Hōryū-ji Hōmotsukan (The Gallery of Hōryū-ji Treasures).

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We went to all of them, except the one that was closed for maintenance. It was very interesting to see the real pieces we have only seen in Japanese movies.

Enjoying our green tea ice creams after walking around the museums was priceless. There was the famous Tosho-gu temple on the other side of the Ueno Park. I spent lots of time in the Peony garden before the temple itself.

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