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21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, Minato
(4.4/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Visit the modern and striking exhibition space at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, an art and design venue. The center aims to foster public interest in design by illustrating different perspectives on how the world and objects surrounding us can be viewed. Wander around the stark structure, its galleries showcasing a variety of national and international artists, and stop by the cafe for refreshments. Be sure to check out the roster of talks and workshops available to attend. Use our Tokyo itinerary maker to arrange your visit to 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT and other attractions in Tokyo.
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  • We went to the demolition design exhibition this time. Closer to dismantle what is finely exhibited and very interesting. Is the exhibition corner original milk to make, kids can also enjoy. Planning has changed every time, so really is every time!
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  • There was a Frank Gehry retrospective when I was there and the museum displayed the various building models, thought process and works of Gehry beautifully. Very interesting architecture with the majo...  more »
  • Tadao Ando design hence great use of concrete and light. Always interesting well curated exhibitions. Next door to a great open space behind Tokyo Midtown, with interesting shops and food outlets. Bus...  more »
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  • The museum is published as if it shows design of objects. While in fact it shows few objects, and discusses in lengthy text various attributes of them. It repeats itself, and most analysis is quite obvious. It might fit kids, or young people.
  • The location is easy to get, the building itself is beautiful, I was visiting the exhibition of Issay Miaki, it was really well designed in terms of the content and the exhibition itself.
  • Cool art gallery owned by Issey Miyake. The entire gallery is underground. It's not huge but they usually have exhibits that are semi interactive. Definitely worth checking out if your in Roppongi and have an hour or two to kill.
  • Hard to rate as there is no permanent collection, but the Ando architecture of the building itself is worth a visit, and when I visited, the civil engineering exhibit was superb - including incredible cutaways of Shibuya and Shinjuku stations, and videos celebrating Japan's engineering heritage.
  • Interesting exhibit on domestic bits and bobs. Building is worth a look, has a reading area inside. Not many books with English in them and the writing accompanying the exhibit seemed a bit flat. I enjoyed it though a nice look at some Japanese history, just don't go looking for academic clarity.