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National Museum of Western Art

7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5405-8686
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A nice diversion in Ueno park

The compactness of the main exhibition, situated on 2 floors, meant that my husband and I were able... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
SuzWilkinson
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Melbourne, Australia
Delightful smorgasbord of Western Art

The collection here is not expansive but worth a visit, if for no other reason, other than the art... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
warren D
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tokyo
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7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The compactness of the main exhibition, situated on 2 floors, meant that my husband and I were able to see the entire collection in spite of having to drag a recalcitrant 2 year old along with us. The entrance fee was also very reasonable and...More

Thank SuzWilkinson
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The collection here is not expansive but worth a visit, if for no other reason, other than the art, than that the Le Corbusier designed building of the museum is UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, the first such designation in Tokyo.

Thank warren D
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Not too impressive, western collection was small and not in world first class tough. If compare with NYC, or any other famous museums in the Europe. Need further improvement. Kind of disappointed! :(

Thank Janis Y
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

If you like old paintings of Dutch and Italian painters go check it out. Not really mindblowing pieces but still good for a few hours of relaxed views.

Thank DLS1704
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum, 11 years ago, when we were exchange students. I wanted a taste of "home" since I'm living on Okinawa and I grew up on "western art" in the States. They had a "movie" in Japanese that I highlighted various pieces of...More

1  Thank Elyse B
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I'm not an art fan but the thing I saw there was amazing! The museum consists of 2floorsx2buildings. It is a perfect place for art lovers or even couples. Entry fee is not expensive and it is completely worth it.

Thank Ryan N
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This museum is a great way to relax if you're tired of the crowds of Tokyo, especially on an evening when the museum closes late. Great selection of artwork.

Thank Varda E
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The National Museum of Western Art is one of the several museums in Ueno Park. I went there in the afternoon on a weekday. It's quite crowded with the majority of the visitors being Japanese. Maybe it's because the main building designed by Le Corbusier...More

Thank Egon70
Reviewed 5 January 2017

While there are definitely "better" museums devoted to western art, this one in Tokyo is certainly a worthwhile visit given one understands it is a "mid-size" museum that shouldn't be compared to some of the greats in the West. Still, it is a super visit....More

2  Thank psdantonio
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The museum of western art is a good location to check you if you find yourself in the Ueno area. Make sure to check out the zoo nearby with panda bears.

Thank Brandon K
Nearby
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
...More
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