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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
Greenwich, Connecticut
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Saskatoon, Canada
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to this museum 4 times and I always enjoy it. Exhibits change frequently and there is always lots of thought provoking or just super cool installations. They have turned me on to so many artists from Japan and around the world. I can't wait to go back next year, keep up the good work MOT!

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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Featuring amazing huge spaces, special exhibitions and a couple of cafes. Based within an equally impressive building next to a park.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I visited the museum when I had a free afternoon from business meetings during my stay in Tokyo. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, and as a special treat, there was an Oscar Niemeyer exhibition showing at the time. Since I enjoy Niemeyer's work, this was a real pleasure. If you have a chance, take a trip to the museum.... More 

Thank aut72usa
Paris, France
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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

Thank Pierre S
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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352 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 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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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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