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National Museum of Western Art, Taito

(4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Home to the most significant public art collection in the country, National Museum of Western Art specializes in Impressionism. Established in 1959, the museum features a main building designed by widely revered French architect Le Corbusier, and is a work of art in its own right. Immerse yourself in two floors of diverse works, taking special note of the 58-piece Rodin collection, alluded to by the trio of sculptures located outside the museum. Stop by the shop for an extensive collection of some 3,000 books on art and design, or drop into the onsite cafe to grab some refreshments. Arrange to visit National Museum of Western Art and other attractions in Tokyo using our Tokyo holiday planner.
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  • It is a left Japan, the greatest architectural works. It is a goal is to appreciate the works of art in the building itself still works fine. It is a museum building was designated a world heritage site. Piloti-also supports unique, but the walls of the first floor entrance pillars.
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  • And entered the World Heritage list as a Corbusier building it, went on a long time. 5 hours or so we stayed in the building splendor and magnificence of the permanent exhibition. Also also saw the most wanted "St. praxedes' productive and came back with great satisfaction. Is said to doubt a genuine Vermeer piece, how to draw red splendor is Vermeer painting to impress even if I think.
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  • This museum houses a nice collection for a stroll. The cost of the museum is very reasonable 430 JPY.  more »
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  • One of my favourite place in Tokyo! A cheap but a great Museum! You will see a lot of original western art works from styles from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic as well as Modern.
  • It's recently been made s World Heritage site, but I find it quite an ugly building, and the galleries were just so-so. The café was nice though!
  • Terrible place. Ugly rodin sculptures I came for the courbet's nude but they didnt have it on display
  • Must-visit museum. Great collection and remarkable architecture.
  • Great if you like French Impressionism. Didn't realized how much Japanese collectors liked French art.