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The National Art Center, Tokyo

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Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
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Architecture is captivating

Great space allows for higher appreciation of the displays. In particular, we enjoyed the modern Japanese art exhibits

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania
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Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great space allows for higher appreciation of the displays. In particular, we enjoyed the modern Japanese art exhibits

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

There were two different exhibitions when I went, and both were free. The first one was modern paintings, and the second shodou, traditional Japanese calligraphy. Both were gorgeous and had pamphlets to explain the exhibits. Overall a great experience

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Antalya, Turkey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is my first visited attraction in Tokyo. We came across to a National Art Competition Exhibition. It was huge and in different mediums; as paintings, sculptures, photos and others.It was definitely a feast for our eyes and minds. It was such a huge exhibitions that we didn't have any energy left to visit the permanent exhibition sections. Its uniquely... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Just the architecture of the building itself is worth a look if you're in the area and then of course there are various free and paid exhibitions. We dropped by from the metro which is very close and enjoyed a free exhibition of Japanese calligraphy some of which were massive canvases. The teens even enjoyed the quick visit here, we... More 

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I loved how clean and organised Japan is,from Kanazawa to Tokyo, No graffiti ,wonderful.no dislikes.

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I liked this museum. You can visit for free or pay extra for special exhibitions. I don't think you need to do that, however. I visited the free admission galleries and saw some amazing Japanese calligraphy. The building architecture is exceptional and worth it to visit to see just the building. Take the advice of using the Chiyoda line on... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I've gone multiple times and always feel like the museum is huge with very little art displayed. Beautiful architecture.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

architecture was also great! We were there for Japan Media Arts Festival and that was also Excellent. Nice people too. Beautiful electric staircases

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Utsunomiya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This museum has got a very nice atmosphere with natural sunlight at the lobby. The architecture is also admirable. It is located in the walking distance from Roppongi Station.

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A stunning architectural art gallery, though without a permanent exhibition. The gallery is located in the Roppongi Mid-town centre of Tokyo, but rather than visit via Roppongi station (it's a long 10-15 minute walk from there), better to use the Nogizaki station on the Chiyoda line, from which it's just a short walk via a covered walkway. We visited for... More 

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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.