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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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Japanese modern art museum specialized in paintings & sculptures since 1868

This is one of the national fine art museums in Japan. This one in Tokyo is specialized in modern paintings and sculptures since 1868. It has a fairly large collection of... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2015
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

This is a spacious gallery that offers wonderful walk-through opportunities to see modern and contemporary Japanese art. The Gallery has a very fine restaurant serving both lunch and dinner with good views of the Imperial Palace grounds. It is easy to combine a visit to this museum with a visit to its sister institution, the National Museum of Arts and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

This is one of the national fine art museums in Japan. This one in Tokyo is specialized in modern paintings and sculptures since 1868. It has a fairly large collection of paintings (oil and Japanese) and sculptures almost all done by Japanese artists since the so-called Meiji Restoration of 1868. However, the display space is fairly limited, so it only... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

It depends how interested in art you are. I haven't much understanding of it, but I do appreciate it. They have two buildings one is crafty stuff and the other paintings and sculptures.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

There are some interesting works here but I'm not sure if it should be called modern! The admission fee is really cheap at 480 yen (if I remember correctly) per adult. If you wanted to enter the special exhibition that was on at the time I think the cost was around doubled but for us the standard ticket was fine... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is a superb place to get some peace and quiet whilst seeing some exceptional art . We saw an exhibition of pieces by Fujita Tsuguharu whose comments on war and fondness of cats and portraits make for interesting viewing . Likewise fantastic pieces by Julian Opie, Kali Higashiyama and Jiro Yoshihara . There is a restaurant and a fun... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Went there the first day of arrival Very nice building the permanent collection is bit poor. the location is great as placed near the palace garden. Go to the room with a view and admire how quiet is the area :-)

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

This was a lovely modern museum that we walked to from our hotel. Really enjoyed out time here. Great exhibitions.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We had fun for a couple of hours because we caught an interactive exhibition which was on display. It incentivized us to "make art" and to create something interesting following their open directions. Good times!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

It's easy to spend an hour or two going through the collections at this pleasant museum. The audio guide is inexpensive and very helpful. Also, the museum is free for seniors.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

It is very interesting museum of Japanese art of XX century. It is situated in the modern beautiful building. The collection is perfect : from Japanese paintings with French roots till our days. The biggest suprise was the exhibition of great Japanese artist Tamako Kataoka.

Thank Anna K

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