National Museum of Western Art, Taito

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#8 of 364 in Museums in Tokyo
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. Start your trip to Tokyo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • This time, I watched the Hokusai and Japonisme exhibition. Le Corbusier designed a world heritage site. Building settles wonders and I visited many times, but even when the atmosphere is. And arrangements Rodin sculpture garden, the treasures of Japan.
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  • Incidentally, Prado Museum exhibition tickets, so I went. This is great because ago, I wanted to go inside. But is that a few years ago went to the Prado on a pack trip. Which at that time was lost in the fatigue of travel and hotel, without relaxing the sight made watch carefully because most did not remain in memory, this is very worthwhile.
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  • This museum is located at the entrance to Ueno Park with great transport links. The admission of 500yen for adults covers the permanent collection and you also have the option to pay extra to see the ...  more »
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  • One of the best museums I’ve ever visited. Make sure you plan your time properly, you will need minimum 5 hours to see everything. Theatre 360 was awesome! All this just for 620 Yen. Respect.
  • Best museum of the three or so in Ueno Park. Great selection of western art and sculpture dating back to medieval times. Loved the Rodin exhibition
  • The only architecture designed by corbusier in japan. I love its exhibition space
  • Worth a visit even if you don't go inside. The outside garden/courtyard is fantastic and also has many sculptures. It seems like it is busy all the time.
  • I recommend visiting this museum. It's well organised, quite cheap and great paintings of western art inside.

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