National Museum of Western Art, Taito

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#8 of 372 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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  • Round up and have admission discount on 100 yen in the path. Thought it would be nice once in a while, arts appreciation, and also the works of famous artists including Rodin, Monet, and Picasso to art not familiar I know.
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  • Title, visited exhibition of Michelangelo's aim is overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of the permanent exhibition. Indeed, a world heritage site! Rodin sculptures lie!-!-! Say so here and there, but simply (! ) There. Want to go again! Only here can one day.
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  • Here as the Museum of Japan unusually excellent museums of fine art camera shoots OK. We are taking in famous museums of other countries are often compared to the Museum in Japan wondered is "insular". If you take along with the paintings inside the Western insta sheen. If the sculpture of Rodin in the garden entrance fee without taking OK. In collaboration with the "Gates of hell" and "the thinker" with Flash, you can shoot.
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  • This building was the one that drew me in besides the metropolitan museum nearby. The modern architecture was a work of Corbusier and frankly I was more interested in the design of the building rather than the artworks. The works tend to be quite old (renaissance) with a very small handful of contemporary artworks by Picasso, Pollock. Wished there were more. The story behind the collection was that it belonged to a wealthy Japanese man with the aim to educate and let the public appreciate Western art. Did not manage to go to the special exhibition as the ticket price is much more expensive. Overall the ambience of the museum was lovely. With wide spaces, seats dotted throughout for one to rest the legs and also admire the artworks. There are also water points as well as toilets.
  • 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.
  • I couldn't forget that day the long queue lined up in middle of icy cold rain, just waiting to buy entry ticket. one of the best Art Museum in Japan, with the great selection masterpieces from famous wastern artist. it's absolutely worth for visiting place.
  • Special exhibition on Michelangelo's statues while permanent collection has many Monet and Rodin, and some Picasso, El Greco, Renoir, etc. Take 3 hours to enjoy including special exhibition.
  • An art museum in Tokyo and 16 other buildings designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier are to be added to the World Heritage list, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee announced July 17. The Tokyo museum, the only structure in Japan designed by the renowned architect, was completed in 1959 and dedicated as a symbol of the resumed diplomatic ties between Japan and France following World War II.It will be the 20th World Heritage site in Japan and the first in central Tokyo.
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