National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Chiyoda

4.2
#17 of 364 in Museums in Tokyo
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.
Create an itinerary including National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

(Tokyo is the nearest city to National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)

map
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
234 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  •  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.
    View original
  • Echigo-tsumari Art Museum Kumagai morikazu from like, I went to see. Surprisingly had a lot. Especially in his later years, painting, I like. It was a tasteful whatever looks not a simple picture, but can't draw to this person only pictures. Observe the insects and plants, and portrays the great. Able to watch slow or due to open on Friday night was pretty crowded.
    View original
  • NOMAT has two venues, within walking distance of each other, the Crafts Gallery and the Art Museum. They are very different. The first is in one of the 5 remaining Meiji-period brick buildings in Toky...  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Tokyo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tokyo

Tokyo abounds with excellent places to stay, from luxury affairs to humble budget-friendly lodgings. Its glittering skyscrapers house numerous international four- and five-star hotels, both in the populous cultural hotspots of Shinjuku and in the business centers of Akasaka and Shinbashi. Meanwhile, hostels catering to the shoestring traveler lie scattered throughout the city. For a memorable, distinctly Japanese experience, seek out a ryokan, a traditional bed and breakfast with tatami floor mats and sliding screen doors.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Tokyo by other users

9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan & Dubai BY A USER FROM ITALY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CAMBODIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans