21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, Minato

#16 of 364 in Museums in Tokyo
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. Before you head to Tokyo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tokyo online travel planner , to make sure you see all that Tokyo has to offer, including 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT.
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  • Visited several times. Personal preference because the love here! There are people, too, thinks every time a slight dissatisfaction I. Exhibition's perspective is always interesting, the contents would halfway. Exhibit space is limited so wide the building itself, may have repercussions. Each time, this exhibit will include this fee is high. Feel.
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  • This building building is very attractive to be located in the six wood of the area next to the divided into about two exhibition area bald the left side of the small exhibition is free of charge the main exhibition is in the basement of the right building. If you like the show, please check out the space is worth the vote.
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  • This museum was designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando. It purportedly has the largest roof in the world made of one piece of sheet steel.Like most museums in Japan, the exposition is quite minim...  more »
  • A beautiful building set amongst a meandering park setting. The gallery spaces themselves are quite small but well curated with good descriptions in both Japanese and English. The primary gallery downstairs is much smaller than expected, so the entry fee is a bit expensive but worth the visit for the architectural pilgrimage alone
  • I like the off-the-beaten path feel of this place. The garden leading to the museum is peaceful and offers a scenic backdrop to the modern architecture. The entrance fee is a little on the high side considering that this is no Louvre. Completing the exhibits is a very doable thing and there is generally a feeling of that's it?! at the end. But I did enjoy a selection of the curation.
  • 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT was born as a place to come up with and suggest design ideas with a focus on routine events and happenings. Pronounced “two-one two-one design sight.” Opened in 2007. It is managed by three directors who are all designers normally working in different fields (designer Issey Miyake, graphic designer Taku Satoh and the product designer Naoto Fukasawa), as well as an associate director (the journalist Noriko Kawakami). Designed by Tadao Ando, the building is envisioned as a sheet of folding steel. Sitting elegantly on the lawn next to Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi, around 70% of the concrete structure is actually underground, and integrates the longest sheet of double-glazed glass in Japan. Inside, the space seems far bigger than the subtle exterior. If you deems the content is appropriate please leave the review with a like.
  • One of Tadao Ando's masterpieces The architecture and the design projects inside this installment is quite captivating, is a good visit that lasts around 1.5 hours. You can see master architect Tadao Ando's design and craftsmanship while experiencing other artist/designer's work. 日本建築師安藤忠雄的偉大作品
  • great space for art exhibits. nice vibes and spatious area

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