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The National Museum of Modern Art

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: 3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
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I had not planned to visit the museum but was in the area and decided it was a good rainy day activity. I was pleasantly surprised with the number of paintings that were on... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
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Denver, Colorado
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole family really enjoyed this museum. It showcases both Japanese and western modern artists. The price is also great at 430 JPY.

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Thank Bethany S
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I had not planned to visit the museum but was in the area and decided it was a good rainy day activity. I was pleasantly surprised with the number of paintings that were on display. I was there during the Thomas Ruff exhibit. The content and subject matter were riveting and I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the museum. The entrance... More 

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tokyo
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821 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Well you probably don't come to Japan to visit museums although there are some great ones here like the National Museum in Ueno. The National Museum of Modern Art is worth a stop particularly if you are visiting the bookstores in Kanda, the woodblock print shops in Jinbōchō, the Budokan, where the last World Kendo Championships were head(and Japan won... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit for novices and connoisseurs of Japanese art - great collection that presents Japanese art in a different way with excellent narration in English.

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Singapore
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

decided to drop by here because it was near the imperial palace. many paintings from western and japanese artists categorised by time period. they have a nice sitting room as well where you can view the road and the imperial gardens.

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Thank putrisalat
New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Worth a visit to see the Japanese modern art on display, alongside some Western modern art. Nice modern building with a red Noguchi sculpture in front. Across from the Imperial Gardens and near the Palace Hotel.

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The museum is set in the Imperial Park region and is an excellent collection of mostly Japanese modern artists. The layout is from oldest to newest from the 4th floor down to the 2nd floor. The first floor space is for rotating shows and requires a separate admission fee. The building is getting a bit old but the art is... More 

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Tangier-Tetouan Region, Morocco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you have any interest in art , this is well worth a look: it is situated fairly near the Imperial palace and has several metro stations nearby. It has a relaxed feel and has 3 floors of galleries...it is not large so a few hours is adequate for a visit. Mainly Japanese art, but a good deal of it... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you love art, then you must come here. Spent an afternoon gazing through some great art, it was a great exhibition of many different japanese and modern art as well

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Bundaberg, Australia
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Lose yourself here for a couple of hours and you certainly won't regret it, however, there are more "must see" things to do than this so only if you have the time.

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