National Museum of Western Art, Taito

4.3
#8 of 363 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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  • Not at all familiar with the art I know Rodin the thinker was displayed in the front yard. But I don't think it's replica. I think as the symbol of Western art go.
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  • Surprising and time consuming because there are number of permanent exhibits. Exterior and interior are fashionable. Ticket Office is crowded. The loss of time is especially crowded during special exhibitions, so as much as possible I've purchased at Ueno Station, etc.;
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  • I speak also about the National museum which is the most fascinating section, at least in my opinion: there you will find things truly magnificent on all civilizations of Asia
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  • Had some incredible works like "The Thinker" by Rodin and "Waterlilies" by Monet. The entry fee was not expensive and definitely worth it. Really enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere whilst looking at the art work. The museum also has a cafe which serves tasty food (we had a complimentary dessert which was lovely). The building is really nice and it's right next to Ueno Park and near the train station.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • We have visited the Western Art Museum a number of times. This time it was for the Prado Velasquez exhibit . WithThe audio guides it was a plus.
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