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Watanabe Art Museum, Tottori

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Watanabe Art Museum (渡辺美術館, Watanabe Bijutsukan) opened in Tottori, Tottori Prefecture, Japan in 1978. It houses the collection of Tottori resident Dr Hajime Watanabe, which includes Buddhist sculptures, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese ceramics, ukiyo-e, and over two hundred sets of samurai armour.
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  • The best museum for Samurai's culture maybe. Here are lots ancient armours and weapon. The quantity of the armours and weapon may be the top of Japanese museum. You can also try to wear the helmet...  more »
  • This place is really cool. It has a big collection of all kinds of items from ancient and recent Japan, ranging from samurai armors and swords to tea cups and buddhist statues. You can take as many...  more »
  • One of the best museums I’ve been to in Japan! Apart from the samurai armour (which in itself is worth the admission fee) this private collection includes ceramics, art, furniture, weapons to name a few categories. Staff were absolutely lovely, tried their best to translate the information on display, served us tea and you can try on some of the samurai helmets. Highly recommended!
  • Has an amazing collection of samurai armour and weapons along with many other thing. Well worth a trip.
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