National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Chiyoda

(4.1/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a Museum of modern and contemporary art in the National Museum of fine arts. Both Japan and Western collection, but Japan works is extra. It is recommended that is renowned for its exhibitions, so go along and exhibition. Photography exhibition is possible. In addition, monthly no. 1 on Sunday, exhibition is free admission; Regretably is not there, the restaurant offers. Preferred takebashi station around don't at all stores, followed by the もったいない 9-bottom station is also less, so go during the meal when the preferred alternative to this restaurant wouldn't be where it is. The building is architect Yoshiro Taniguchi. Since the arts and Crafts Museum is about a 10-minute walk along here.
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  • Well you probably don't come to Japan to visit museums although there are some great ones here like the National Museum in Ueno. The National Museum of Modern Art is worth a stop particularly if you a...  more »
  • Also big exhibitions of special interest but not the 1900s from Japan art to the modern national collection-Museum of fine arts. You can mainly watching the art of painting with only the permanent exhibition. You can look at several points in the exhibitions, in the main building and 14 points from designated. Until this fiscal year 2/22 year until 1/15, kaburaki kiyokata «sanyutei Yen morning figure, tsune Nakamura, eroshenko Obama statue", yorozu tetsugoro"nude beauty 3-point's annual exhibition. When going to Tokyo, Kyushu and far drop in the main building.  And avoid the exhibition on Saturday can occupy a floor. Come down room 4th floor upward, but the highlights room on the 4th floor is always a pleasure.  And intensive cutting of ryusei Kishida, the waste exhibits. And admission is 430 yen, high school students and 65 years of age or more is free of charge.   Friday, Saturday nights until 8.  Unless photography is available.
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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.