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. 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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  • Definitely a place to visit for novices and connoisseurs of Japanese art - great collection that presents Japanese art in a different way with excellent narration in English. 
  • decided to drop by here because it was near the imperial palace. many paintings from western and japanese artists categorised by time period. they have a nice sitting room as well where you can view t...  more »
  • Thomas Ruff exhibition has been seen. Photos of things I don't know, but from the analog era until the JPEG little brain is confusing now that I enjoyed. Chairs are nice places to rest while you can enjoy slowly. Like many collection points, seems to have narrowed down scores MOMAT collections held at the same time. I liked dawn of taro Okamoto. Without getting tired from it, in the "room with view" on the 4th floor and relaxed looking people jogging and the flow of traffic and moat, was that during the time has passed.
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  • Nicely organised and rich collection of Japanese modern art.
  • I loved the idea of having a room just for the highlights, but I don't like all the works are explained but some of the masterpieces so you feel obligated to buy the auidoguide.
  • 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.
  • It has a few really beautiful pieces but its rather small. The bookshop is quite small too. Located in front of a park it has really nice views from its resting areas.
  • 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.