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The National Museum of Modern Art

3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3214-2561
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Not exciting

I would skip this museum of modern art. We had expected more modern art from the late 20th century... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel
Nice museum experience

Really enjoyed the museum, however, didn't feel that the collections were 'modern' enough. The... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
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3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3214-2561
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I would skip this museum of modern art. We had expected more modern art from the late 20th century which wasn't the case. The museum coffee shop was rather poor.

Thank D L
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Really enjoyed the museum, however, didn't feel that the collections were 'modern' enough. The Japanese house exhibition was very impressive especially the miniature houses and detail - was blown away!

Thank NKelly186338
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Spent 2400 Yen yesterday to visit the exhibit noted in title. This exhibit will end 29 Oct 2017, but, I think, well worth the money and time spent to view. Exhibit has blueprints, wall posters (in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean) as well as small...More

1  Thank Pohaku
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Went to see their own collection of Higashiyama Kaii.. what a collection they have! Not very crowded as in those Ueno museums. Interesting display of modern Japanese painters not just the ones followed Nihonga. it was such a quiet and well run museum.

Thank newyorkscuba400
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Had a nice visit all together. It's a bit small compared to modern museums in other cities in the world but the price is only 500¥ so it's not too bad. On the first Sunday every month it's for free.

Thank Maxim F
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Good selection of interesting pieces. Not too large, good way to spend and afternoon. Free the first Sunday of the month and their is space for having a snack on the lawn. I also had some excellent cookies there.

Thank Meneca D
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We were lucky enough to see the Architecture exhibition on Japanese housing. It was brilliant, indepth and gave a wonderful overview. The museum itself is a beautiful building and we also enjoyed the highlights section and the view of the Imperial Palace. Staff were friendly...More

1  Thank 409islands
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We visited on the basis of a review that suggested the art was ok (this is true) but the views of the imperial palace gardens made a visit well worth the time / effort (this is not remotely the case). Not a co.mplete waste of...More

Thank EricWhiteside7
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

loved the flow of the exhibits and how each description had english translation. the cafe was way over priced but there was a food truck out front and a little curry stand next to the cafe that were very affordable.

1  Thank mcdanim5
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Well organized, English captions on everything, and a nice selection of modern art, mostly Japanese but some famous western artists as well. Photos were allowed. My only complaint is that there's very few places to eat in the immediate vicinity, and the built- in food...More

2  Thank Mike M
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's
also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll
while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels,
world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a
collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular
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