National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Chiyoda

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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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.
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  • Like a piece of me had many exhibitions. Fujita tsuguharu white nude is a staple. There are good works of kaii Higashiyama. 11/3 was a free permanent exhibition.
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  • Really enjoyed the museum, however, didn't feel that the collections were 'modern' enough. The Japanese house exhibition was very impressive especially the miniature houses and detail - was blown away...  more »
  • Went to see House in 1945 after Japan's building and living. Was rain coming, but it was crowded with lots of visitors. Along the trend of the times, displayed photographs and models, so very easy to understand. There are a lot of famous architects ' works exhibition, large model was entranced. Also, I felt energy in young architects ' drawings, models, which represent the transition in the age.
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  • Well organized museum, chronologically ordered starting in Meiji on the 4th floor and work the way down. 500 yen to enter, and it is conveniently located close to Takebashi station and a lot of other sightseeing spots.
  • Really well organised museum with an interesting collection of art. They have free admission every first Sunday of the month!
  • pretty cool art museum right across the street from the imperial gardens! admission is pretty cheap there, and not crowded on the weekdays, and is relatively easy to find, and a close walk from the train station.
  • one of a few quiet places in Tokyo. recommended for those who want to see Japanese modern art and take some nice rest from busy streets in Japan. reasonable price compared to any entertainment in Tokyo
  • Excellent display and galleries showing the progression of art through Meiji and Showa periods of Japanese art.

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