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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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  • 1 F free trade alone, great enrichment Buri. See also Museum shop in the basement, just thrilled. At the adjacent Café, sandwich and spend a nice morning. From Nogizaka station on the direct, no umbrella, public transportation as well.
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  • Even when its galleries are very good, the great museums of Tokyo not me impressed. This however we liked. Good collection of Japanese art
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  • I visited the NACT to see the Emmanuelle Moureaux Forest of Numbers exhibition which was breathtaking (note - temp. installation closing 31 Jan) but the building alone would have been worth the visit....  more »
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  • The National Arts Centre Tokyo building is a stunning architectural design by Kisho Kurokawa and is the perfect setting for viewing the constantly changing exhibits at NACT. Wide open spaces, perfect light and calm atmosphere make this place a joy to visit when in Tokyo. It's free to enter the building but you will have to pay for the exhibitions. Highly recommended.
  • This is a beautiful building and area. I have visited on various occasions, the last being to the Issey Miyake design exhibition. He's one of my favorite designers so this was awesome to get to see. The exhibitions are well laid out, there's a cafeteria and gift shop and everyone is super helpful.
  • with 21_21 design sight and mori art museum, this place make the triangle of inspiration in this area. they plan very meaningful exhibitions for every level of visitors. also museum shop is really nice to enjoy and to take cool stuffs to remember tokyo moments.
  • Beautiful building. Horrible exhibition. The 101 nika exhibition is one of the worst ive ever been to.
  • Excellent access by subway via Nogizaka Stn. Beautiful building in a lovely park setting, with universal design and access. Decent cafe. Renoir!!! Now showing until 8/22. Be sure to go if you are a fan of his! Admission is a bit pricey, but so worth it for excellent English signage. Audio guides are also available for ¥550, and they help enhance the experience even more, so splurge on them if you like. Overall, this was the highlight of my 4-day trip to Tokyo & Tsukuba!