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21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, Minato

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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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  • Nice architecture by Tadao Ando, but the museum isn't actually that big, it really only does a single exhibit at a time with no available archive or permanent collection. As a result, your enjoyment w...  more »
  • The location is easy to get, the building is beautiful. There is no permanent collection, but the Ando architecture of the building itself is worth a visit. 
  • Beside the rink moved a bit from the Midtown building. I went to the exhibition of anatomical design, but was expecting more than interesting. Styles went underground and there is room at first sounded fresh.
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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.