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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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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312 reviews 312 reviews
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 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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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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rimini
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125 reviews 125 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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Four Oaks, North Carolina
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Saw this place on the map whilst staying in Sumida. Figured I would wonder in and check it out. There were 3 separate exhibits that day. One was a child's exhibit but didn't realize that until going inside. That was a wonderful experience. Two little guys up in a large "fun box" were reaching down to me as I rounded... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

There was no show at the time we went, but we had seen the building from the sky view from Roppongi Hills, and were nearby. So glad we went as it is a great space, even with no art to see. We just walked around, and didn't have to pay for an exhibit. (Actually there was a show of local... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The permanent exhibitions are definitely worth a look. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to meander through the displays (last entry is 5:30pm with closure at 6:00pm). When I visited, there was a great exhibit where you lie down on soft cushioned flooring and watch a video image on the ceiling.

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Rome, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This museum was a real delight, getting there was easy enough and it is a nice area to wonder around in as the sun goes down. The special exhibitions that were on were Tokyo Art Meeting III and MOT Annual. These were playful exhibitions and were presented expertly with helpful staff and full English notes. It was a real joy... More 

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