The National Art Center, Tokyo, Minato

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#4 of 372 in Museums in Tokyo
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. Before you head to Tokyo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tokyo trip builder website , to make sure you see all that Tokyo has to offer, including The National Art Center, Tokyo.
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  • Route followed by Kimi No Na Wa. Have decided to unwind at the museum (of course where Taki on date was).
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  • Is away walk from Roppongi, Nogizaka station on the staff was nice. Building is big, beautiful and quite popular events at delay.
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  • What a stunning structure and the art was lovely... the only down side was you have to pay for each exhibition which seemed a little steep!! But once inside the space was breathtaking and the art was ...  more »
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  • We visited only one temporary exhibition and were very excited. The exhibition rooms were all spacious and beautiful. I like how Japanese museums paint walls of different sections in different colours. Even though there were queues for the tickets office, the exhibition and the museum shops, the lines moved quickly and we didn't have to wait more than 5 or 10 minutes. It would have been a perfect museum visit if not for some Japanese grannies constantly trying to make their way by pushing us with their elbows and trying to get ahead of us in the lines. I was really surprised to learn that Japanese elderly people can behave like that.
  • The building is an impressive monument to architecture. Looks like an airport and has all the perks of an airport. From umbrella lockers to personal lockers. The lockers cost ¥100 which is basically a deposit, as you will get the ¥100 once you're done using the lockers. They're are 5 exhibition halls. Each one you get charge to enter. Which can become very expensive if you pay around ¥1,000 on each one. My recommendation use you're student ID for discounts or pick 2-3 exhibition halls you want to see. Or find a deal at the front office to access all the rooms and not be hassled on each exhibition hall. Free water is available at the cafeteria, but the food is expensive and small portioned. I spent ¥918 on a cheese cake and tea, which was a special they had. Inside the exhibition halls they have areas where you can take a break and look outside. These lounge room are located in the conors of the galleries. Also a library is available on the top floor, you can access art books and enjoy a more thorough experience.
  • I went there during the Roppongi Art Night event and the museum was open until late 10PM and the exhibitions were free!! And there was also performance outside the museum which was awesome... it reminds me that art is something which has the power to touch your heart and bring out your emotions. It was a nice memory for me this year and of course I will come to the Art Night again next year :) I didnt visit the museum during the daytime, hence I cant really comment on their daytime exhibition.
  • Wonderful building design and space. Did like some of the exihibitions but didn't move me as much as some I had seen in other places😁
  • Not alone the exhibitions, the building and the atmosphere are also superb. Definitely worth a visit. There are many small events that you don't need a ticket to get into.
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