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National Museum of Western Art, Taito
(4.2/5 based on 480+ 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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  • Admission to the Museum is by Ueno Park and the first thing we see is a beautiful garden with sculptures by Rodin. We were delighted with the autumnal landscape surrounding "The thinker" and the "burghers of Calais" among other works of art.
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  • Concentrated building was added to the world heritage site on that alone is impressive and I think the hotel is quiet, you can immerse yourself in the picture
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  • I was rushing to get to the museum on my last day after a Kabuki show as well as the zoo in Ueno Park and see some of the park too. So this was a rushed afternoon, but still a very nice experience. I ...  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.