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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  • I had not planned to visit the museum but was in the area and decided it was a good rainy day activity. I was pleasantly surprised with the number of paintings that were on display. I was there during...  more »
  • From the Meiji era to modern times, ranging from Japan, as well as the world famous artists and their works exhibited by the Museum of solidarity. Try to really see, but planning a permanent or special exhibitions Al is famous for its kick.
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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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  • one of a few quiet places in Tokyo. recommended for those who want to see Japanese modern art and take some nice rest from busy streets in Japan. reasonable price compared to any entertainment in Tokyo
  • A medium distance walk from the Imperial Palace. The museum has some epic pieces. It also has convenient rest room, water fountain, and lockers. Unfortunately there is only one expensive restaurant within short distance, so plan your visit accordingly.
  • Awesome. There are many art works that have captured my eyes.
  • The permanent collection shows here are a must-see, especially for fans of modern and contemporary art.
  • Differents styles of modern art by japanese