National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Chiyoda

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Absorb a wealth of 20th-century works at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, showcasing Western and predominantly Nihonga (Japanese-style) artists. Run by the Ministry of Education, the museum opened in 1952 and displays a range of media. Visit the crafts exhibition space, covering ceramics, textiles, and more. Head to the national film center to see artifacts from the world of the moving image, including the nation's first animation, from 1917. Be sure to check the listings to see what temporary exhibits are on during your visit. Put National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and other Tokyo attractions into our Tokyo tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • 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.....  read more »
  • Modern art from the Meiji era of Japan's, could watch the take. It was a rich, Western paintings and exhibits including the famous paintings of domestic collection. Around Museum of crafts, chemical technology, Park Green, walking is recommended.
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  • 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 
  • Permanent collection - waste of time. Small and sad. But we enjoyed National museum of Western Art in Ueno Park.Permanent collection is not big, but good + Caravaggio now.
  • A middling permanent collection with a few stand out pieces, rather small for a national MOMA, but definitely worth a visit, and the location is unbeatable. Visitors are actually encouraged to take photos which is refreshing. Dining options are fairly limited.
  • One of several museums and other attractions located in Kitanomaru Park just across the moat from the Imperial Palace, MOMAT displays an extensive collection spread out over three floors, and is well worth a visit for those with an interest in art. The collection focuses mainly on Japanese modern art from around 1900 through the 1950s and 1960s, although they have a small section of more contemporary art.
  • Pretty cool museum
  • Fairly uninspiring galleries of mid-early century art with a couple contemporary exhibitions.
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