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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  • Friday and Saturday open until 8 pm! You could have something to do other than watch and from the evening.
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  • National Museum of fine arts is influenced. I went to Kumagai morikazu exhibition. Special exhibition tickets you can visit exhibitions and crafts. Of the exhibition itself also is good, but the Museum lobby or break space is quite nice. Nice view especially 4th floor room is relaxed in the sunshine room Imperial Palace and the business district are also in the intervals of the art space. The permanent exhibition also cavalcade of great works. Is it worth going in the only permanent exhibition in the absence of special exhibitions. It is the National Museum of fine arts.
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  •  MOMAT collections (exhibition) came for the first time, and is an important cultural property, such as at the same time watch so much though was surprised.  You can drink at views of Tokyo Imperial Palace East gardens if you are tired can remain in the exhibition room chair sat down and slowly watch resting corners.  I'm sorry watching in person as was visited Saturday before the holidays, but almost no one feels like that. Here Tokyo National Museum of modern art, important cultural property 14 point collection and exhibition replacement Yuki and always will. Take the opportunity and also would come.
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  • 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.
  • Great art from modern period, with interesting and well-curated temporary exhibitions. I particularly enjoyed the conceptual works on the second floor. A big stand-out was the comprehensive and well-translated English explanations on everything, which I enjoyed reading. There is also an awesome room dedicated to displaying famous Western art as a juxtaposition to the rest of the collection. If you're a student of visual art from a Western country I would go as far to say it's important to visit this gallery, as it offers a unique insight into the mindset and eye of the Japanese artist.
  • 500 yen per adult for entry. Had an absolutely delightful time, the art on display was stunning and showcased styles I was unfamiliar with. In particular I enjoyed seeing so much lino art, which I had no idea was popular in Japan. Would absolutely recommend for an art lover, or even just the curious.
  • There was an awesome exibition about Japanese house designing with lots of models. Also another one with awesome paintings. It's definitely worth a visit. Also some exhibitions are free for students.
  • Place check before planning to visit the imperial place. Since it has more number of holidays. By the way, it's best to spend time with kids and family.

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