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Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

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Address: 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto 135-0022 , Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5245-4111
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Impressive and truly avant-garde

The previous reviews are correct, the building is impressive. It is ultra modern, angular and spacious. The artwork is mainly Japanese with some important others (e.g... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful museum in Tokyo. Great architecture of the building. A new vision of japanese art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I go here at least once, whenever I am back in Koto Ward. The museum rates up with the major moderns of the world. There are always fresh exhibits, and the permanent collection is also thought-provoking. On my last visit, they featured postwar expression through events like the protests surrounding the 1970 Expo, and an Oscar Niemeyer (creator of Brasilia)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Depending on where you are staying, this can be a bit of a hike to get to, but it's well signposted from the subway station. The building is superb with amazing exhibition spaces. We visited the two travelling exhibitions as well as the permanent one - the latter not being huge. There is an excellent shop on site, and we... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Not easily accessible from metro. Anticipate a long walk. The exhibits are unique and may not be for everyone.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The previous reviews are correct, the building is impressive. It is ultra modern, angular and spacious. The artwork is mainly Japanese with some important others (e.g. Lichtenstein). I have attached a photo of a very unusual Japanese work...this is only my opinion...it may not be yours. The location is a bit of a walk from all stations. The closest is... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's worth going for the building alone, it's stunning both inside and out. If you want to see everything, get there early. We saw a visit g exhibition first and then started looking at the permanent collection afterwards, but didn't see it all. It's up there with London's Tate Modern as one of the best contemporary galleries in the world.

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Shenzhen, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I picked randomly this museum without much of expectations, however, it become one of my favorite places to visit when visiting Tokyo! Of course, not every exhibition is equally successful, but, so far visit to some of those exhibitions was never a bad choice. Topics related to movie, fashion, music, modern technology are always providing hot content... One of my... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The MOT is in a quiet area of Tokyo and is set in a building which is an artwork in itself. We really enjoyed our morning at the museum, especially the Michel Gondry exhibition. The musuem is well worth a visit. The food at the arty restaurant was excellent and well priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A nice museum with several temporary exhibits throughout the year. Worth a visit. Closest subway stop would be Kiyosumi Shirakawa + a 10 nice minutes walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The permanent exhibition is not that rich but is really well organized in sections and allows visitors to travel into different ages of contemporary art. It worth a couple of hour visit!

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