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The National Museum of Modern Art

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Address: 3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
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An afternoon of art!

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

Reviewed 25 September 2016
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

A good visit of 4 floors of japanese culture. Currently doing a review of a Europea painter so it might be a bit hard to see it all. Need to see this anyway.

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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Even if some painting are from occidental artists the main part of the exhibitions shows japanese interpretation of modern art. I discovered very good painters i didn't know before.

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Mildura, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very well presented, variety of artists and art and good to have the opportunity to see the works of famous Japanese artists

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

A very decent, quiet museum with most artifacts on two floors only. No world-famous works. With a convenient location near our hotel, we enjoyed a visit for a little over one hour there.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Honestly, the highlight for me was the air conditioning and break from the oppressive heat of Tokyo summer after a stroll through the Imperial Palace gardens. The art collection is a mixed bag. There are a few Western paintings of note, mostly post Impressionists. It was interesting to see what early and later 20th century Japanese art really was...I had... More 

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Although staff is a bit stiff, we loved the museum nevertheless. It's design, exterior and interior, is very beautiful. We loved the exhibition, a lot of Japanese works. We walked in after visiting the park nearby.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

If you are planning to go the Imperial Palace, I would suggest that you try to visit this museum as it's located so close from the palace( Tokyo metro Tozai line take bashi station ) I personally love the building itself ( designed by Yoshiro Taniguchi) with the " gate "by Isamu Nugucji 's work in front of it. It... More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This place is so far removed from what we've come to expect from modern art spaces in Europe that you need to be aware of a few issues, particularly if you're visiting with children. First, the setting for the art is fusty and more akin to how you would expect a collection of Pre-Raphaelites to be displayed; no contemporary space,... More 

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