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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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A good exposure to Japanese culture

A very decent, quiet museum with most artifacts on two floors only. No world-famous works. With a... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Hongkong123
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Hong Kong, China
A nice cool break after the Imperial Palace garden

Honestly, the highlight for me was the air conditioning and break from the oppressive heat of Tokyo... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
ajwsf
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san francisco usa
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3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
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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...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...More

2  Thank chieko s
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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...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

We stopped in on a rainy day and were found the museum to be a pleasant diversion. There are some very nice pieces of Japanese Modern Art, and some important western pieces as well. The museum is laid out nicely, you take the elevator to...More

Thank loric1969
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

This museum had a Caravaggio exhibit of works we never saw in the USA. It was worth the wait on line in the heat to enjoy it

Thank Marc M
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

The National Museum of Modern Art has artwork from the modern era, not just "modern art" per se. Mainly Japanese works though there are a few European exhibits as well. The building is fairly new and very well kept and presented inside. There is lots...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

They had a very cool exhibition on ancient Japanese drawings, which was really interesting. The regular exhibition brings a Klee and other modern and impressionist artists. Mainly focused on Japanese artists and their development.

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Very good facility and well planned exhibits. Focus is on Japanese artists of the early twentieth century through the present, but some familiar Western artists are to be found here as well.

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