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National Museum of Western Art, Taito

(4.2/5 based on 500+ 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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  • The collection here is not expansive but worth a visit, if for no other reason, other than the art, than that the Le Corbusier designed building of the museum is UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, the fi...  more »
  • Front and especially not riff-raff of concrete buildings that were all inside a work of art. Boxy and no décor, is 鏤me is just exhibits focus on the spot. Nice upper LED's like now but used to be natural light getting into came like one of them. Display dark not is impressive enough, coupled with the work group.
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  • Monet, Manet, and impressionists such as Renoir paintings. Years old is free of charge. Only if only in the Café and toy purchases into free of charge.
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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.