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Top choice in Tokyo

Dedicated to interdisciplinary experimentation, Intermediatheque cherry-picks from the vast collection of the University of Tokyo to craft a fascinating, contemporary museum experience. Go from viewing the best ornithological taxidermy collection in Japan to a giant pop art print or the beautifully encased skeleton of a dinosaur.

The museum is accessible from mall Kitte, in the same building. The attached gift boutique offers some suitably unusual souvenirs.

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1. Tokyo Station

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2. Mitsubishi Ichigōkan Museum

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3. Tokyo Station Gallery

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5. Idemitsu Museum of Arts

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6. Wadakura Fountain Park

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7. Artizon Museum

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Amassed by Bridgestone founder Ishibashi Shōjiro, this is one of the best French impressionist collections you will find in Asia – although it is closed…

8. Kōkyo-gaien Plaza


This wide grassy expanse, in the southeast corner of Kōkyo-gaien, has roughly 2000 immaculately maintained Japanese black pine trees that were planted in…