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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  • A building any concrete, an exceptional view of the third floor of the imperial palace, an extra temporary exhibition, permanent exhibitions don't break anything. See the culture.
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  • Museum entrance is free for permanent collection. The visit is interresting to see all exchanges between east and west during XIX and XX centuries.  more »
  • Featuring the fine art of Kindai. Coming out in the textbook. When there is irreparable Attu Island and Saipan Island irreparable or point out Fujita tsuguharu but is recommended. His ability is you can enjoy fully. Sat night after 7 pm most people did not have to chartered status. Celebrity chef restaurants and. Lunch is a little higher.
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  • Wonderful museum with a very large space for rotating exhibitions. We were impressed on our visit with the depth of artwork from one master produced throughout his lifetime. Great to see his changing style, but not too much to make you aware that the œuvre is by the same artist. Lighting could be improved on some pieces though.
  • Really nice permanent exhibition. Descriptions in English could be better though. Sometimes they have not enough to info and sometimes added info there is pointless really from the point of view of exhibition itself. Still really interesting place to see and visit both permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • There's two tickets available, the one for the main museum 500 yen and the one for special exhibitions for 1400 yen (This ticket also includes the main museum) . I got the more expensive one and I can say that it wasn't worth it. The main museum is beautiful and well worth the 500 yen but the special exhibition was small and not nearly as exciting as the main one. I did however find it a bit hard to find all the different rooms. So be aware of a little confusion here and there. There's also a craft exhibition in another building that's included in the price of either ticket. If you aren't very interested in pottery or metal work, or just want to burn a bit of time, I don't think it's worth the hassle it acquires to find it. Otherwise a very enjoyable experience
  • Beautiful museum across the street from the Imperial Palace East Garden (features an exhibit as well- photography not allowed- free admission) and down the street from Ueno Park. It featured twelve rooms of different exhibits, shown below are a few of my favorites. The ticket also includes admission to the Crafts Gallery. Photography is allowed. A definite must!
  • Two tickets available. One that has the all the normal exhibits (floors 2-4) at 500 yen. And one with the normal exhibits plus the special exhibit on the first floor priced at 1400 yen (exhibit is currently "The Joy Of Life"). I opted for the normal ticket since I didn't want to spend too long at the museum. The exhibit starts on the 4th floor and works it's way down. Showing the earliest works up top to the more recent works on the bottom floors. I quite enjoyed the pieces that had descriptions about the piece itself or the artist who created it. All in all a great way to spend at least an hour or more depending on the type of person you are.
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