Osaka has been the capital for bunraku, traditional Japanese puppet theater, for many centuries. The popularity of the theater form had grown in the city during the Edo Period when bunraku was a rare kind of art entertainment for the common public rather than the nobility.
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The National Art Museum of Osaka occupies two underground floors on Nakanoshima Island in central Osaka. The museum focuses on Japanese and foreign contemporary art, with exhibitions from the museum collection and special exhibitions.
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The Tokyo National Museum is the oldest and largest of Japan's top-level national museums, which also include the Kyoto National Museum, the Nara National Museum and the Kyushu National Museum. It was originally established in 1972 at Yushima Seido Shrine and moved to its current location in Ueno
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The Institute for Nature Study is a nature reserve in the heart of Tokyo near Meguro Station. The sights and sounds of the city are left behind when you enter the park. It is a wild, natural and quiet world even though the grounds are located near the Yamanote Line and bordered by part of the Toky
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