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The National Art Center, Tokyo, Minato

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Art and architecture enthusiasts should not miss the chance to visit The National Art Center, Tokyo. The center, opened in 2007, is noted for being an empty museum, meaning it doesn’t feature a permanent collection. Admire the imposing modern building, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and boasting a striking wavy glass facade. Step inside to admire the interior of the building, view one of the popular temporary displays, or check out the gift shop, restaurant, and cafe. Make The National Art Center, Tokyo a centerpiece of your Tokyo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.
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  • Last may, Friday night in the invitations went to the Renoir exhibition. Impressed, but rarely seen in the exhibition, was crowded, but see free of charge.
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  • Mucha Slavic epic 20 come up to 6/5 from 3/8. That came to the Museum of modern art in Prague Castle accessible only by car has long been slab epic 20 2012. Flying came back, I wasn, t too hard now for the brochure came I went, out of touch with the history of Slavic peoples is poor digestion. But heard rumors "in the year 2017 in Japan seems to be going, the appointment is pending world really came, also went. Now Japan-language audio guide and has been fully digested. I had a room to take pictures (that could take this all in Prague...). Mucha poster artist draw a beautiful female image is always hold pride of the Slavs, was drawn to 打tsuke Prime is a great 20 piece. I think that one of the pictures you see.
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  • Yayoi Kusama's most popular. The admission fee was required if ticket queues. However, there are town 20 minutes. Operation is bad. Outdoor exhibition and, with no tickets available. Very good photography of the works exhibited some possible. Feel the art of overwhelming power.
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  • The coolest art museum I've ever been to. Architecturally the place is a marvel; spacious, well designed, silent and just feels nice to the eye. I cannot talk much about exhibits since they're all temporary, but the ones I saw (pictures attached to this comment) were very interesting. Definitely a place to visit while in Tokyo.
  • The actual building inside and outside are spectacular. About half of the exhibitions here are free which is nice, the other half are paid admission, which at the time of writing were about 500-800 yen each. The library on the third floor is quite interesting and worth a small look.
  • The easiest way to get there is taking the exit #6, the subway station is quite long so look for it before getting out to the street level. I got to see the Dali exhibition (Nov 2016). It felt crowded in a very uncomfortable way. Maybe the paintings were too close together. The idea of having secondary tiny rooms was a poor choice in terms of crowd flow. I think this is a common occurrence in this place as I saw quite a few locals with binoculars to get to see the painting better.
  • This is my favorite place in Japan if talking about postmodern architecture. The expositions are not that good but there's not entrance fee (there's just in the most important ones). I love the shop and the most elegant cafeteria I've ever been (B1) has delicious food on a budget.
  • Fantastic building. A few good exhibits consumable by non-Japanese speakers. Most of the exhibits when I visited would require Japanese language knowledge to enjoy.