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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. Arrange to visit National Museum of Western Art and other attractions in Tokyo using our Tokyo holiday planner.
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  • The museum is right in beautiful Ueno Park and had a surprisingly broad collection of great works, including Renoir, Gauguin, and several Monet to name a few. As a fan of Gauguin and Monet I was delig...  more »
  • The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo has got some really cool art. It was not half as packed as the Metropolitan Art Museum. Of course, there was no special exhibition in the Western Art museum...  more »
  • I went to see the Rodin sculptures and I'm glad I did, but this is really a poorly designed facility to showcase the collection of art and sculpture. Many of the ceilings are low, many of the rooms fe...  more »
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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.