The National Art Center, Tokyo, Minato

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#4 of 268 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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    This contemporary Museum temporary exhibitions. Beautiful architectural complex. For Western food, Paul Bocuse has installed a brewery at affordable prices on one of the 2 cones
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  • August 13, 2017
    Wanted to see the impressive Museum of undulating glass walls designed by Kisho Kurokawa, visit. Enter the Giacometti exhibition was held on the 10th anniversary of its opening. Also held various art exhibitions, is interesting. Inside the building, and is also very bright, Museum shops, famous restaurants and cafes as well as fun,.
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  • August 12, 2017
    There are many great building is the Museum of fine arts from being seen from the outside. Café is also open and very nice time in the cosmopolitan atmosphere.
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  • June 23, 2017
    Lots of free exhibitions of traditional and not so traditional art and calligraphy when I went. It's also a very pleasant space. Two cafes and a restaurant. Temporary exhibitions are more expensive (I think I paid 1600 yen for a Giachometti exhibition) but it was tasteful, informative and generally very good.
  • May 31, 2017
    Visited the Muncha exhibition. Very crowded. Never seen such a creative way to route the queue. Why not sell time-slot tickets? The exhibition itself: huge patriotic religious pictures. Some more historic explaination would have done well.
  • February 10, 2017
    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.
  • May 19, 2017
    A wonderful building to visit with temporary exhibits. We saw the Mucha installation and it was stunning. Typical large crowd and cramped feeling including small gift shop and toilets. Need to buy a ticket at the entrance.
  • April 2, 2017
    This place isn't free in case you were wondering. The art center is basically a huge building with multiple exhibitions and each one requires you to purchase a ticket (each exhibition differs in price and range between 800 yen and up). The staff did mention that if you purchase a ticket you get a discount on the next ticket. I personally didn't think it was worth paying $$$ so just walked around the building and took some pictures of the cool architecture.

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