National Museum of Western Art, Taito

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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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  • 11/3 was a free permanent exhibition. Starting from the oil painting of Christ, works like a charm. Away from the drawing prints from Monet and Picasso.
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  • From a world heritage site, seem's the increasing visitors. It seems that people want to keep into from a foreign tourist who is not interested in art, is a world heritage site in. Now, go to the exhibition of Hokusai and Japonisme by 2017, was quite crowded. Often exhibitions, elderly Japanese are more crowded.
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  • Architectural works by Le Corbusier - outstanding contribution to modern architecture movement – world heritage listed in 2017 and the autumn of art and I went. But time has allowed only the permanent exhibition was impressive both sculpture and painting. Watch sitting after seeing the location and arrangement of the exhibits is the seats, so close, it is very easy to navigate. Photo shoot OK and not be aware. World Heritage registration commemorative stamp was near the exit. 2nd and 4th Saturday free admission because it is recommended, but slowly slowly watching if you want avoid might be better. I think it wonderful, World Heritage sites and art you can see free of charge.
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  • The permanent exhibits is really worth the time. If you enjoy art it might be better to spend a whole day there. Paintings from the 13th century is shown and usually consists of religious themed works commissioned by wealthy patrons 14th-18 century works are available As well as roses by Van Gogh
  • Easy to get to, just come out Ueno station (head towards the Park exit) once in Ueno park, the museum is on the right. Well priced ticket, for a lot of great art, including Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, Renoir, Ruben's and many more. Definitely worth a visit! Expect to spend a good 3 hours here.
  • A simple but beautiful art building. The entrance free not expensive. A good place to visit except shopping in Toyko.
  • Peaceful museum and nice shop, general ticket 430 yen, accept visa, bring a note book or buy one here, they have these chops you can use.
  • Beautiful and extensive must-see art collection. Could do with more English language annotations next to the artworks.

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