National Museum of Western Art, Taito

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#8 of 264 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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  • The building itself has just been selected for the World Cultural heritage, so be sure to go and see it. There is a famous statue of Rome, with the paintings of Vincent and Mo inside, and the Treasure house.
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  • I went to the National Western Museum, located in a park on a few minutes ' walk from JR Ueno Station, Park exit. Smooth bare reinforced concrete walls, this building is heritage as an architectural works by Le Corbusier, has become a hot topic. Guests can enjoy France Impressionist paintings, such as the Central and Western art collection. Also being held in the temporary exhibition gallery "Hokusai and Japonisme--impact of HOKUSAI to West" exhibition of domestic art could feel with plenty of Hokusai's, feel the impact to attract people of the West and becomes notable, gave Western Ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai is planning.
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  • It is majestic. It is in the heart of the city. Very nice to go and see the architecture. Super recommended!
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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.
  • 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.
  • Quiet, with a decent collection and usually has special exhibitions. Worth the visit if you love classical art or happen to be in Ueno.
  • Great permanent collection of classical and modern pieces from Jean Baptiste, Monet, Manet, Pollock and more. The building itself is a world heritage site. The collection is small but it is free!

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