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The National Art Center, Tokyo

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Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
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I visited the National Art Centre because there's a special exhibition featuring some of the best works from the Ohara Museum of Art (the first collection of Western art to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Egon70
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with the intention to have a look at the architecture and visit the much talked about souvenir shop. I was pleasantly surprise when I arrived. It was better than my expectation. There was an international art exhibition of Niki de Saint Phalle which was really interesting that made me spent considerable time within the building. If you... More 

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271 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the National Art Centre because there's a special exhibition featuring some of the best works from the Ohara Museum of Art (the first collection of Western art to be permanently displayed in Japan). There're works from different periods. I particularly liked the Western paintings and sculptures which included works by El Greco (Annunciation), Henri Matisse (portrait of Mademoiselle... More 

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Thank Egon70
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself would be worth the visit alone, and there are several exciting cafe & restaurant spaces (we had a quick coffee in the ground floor foyer cafe before seeing the 18th domani exhibition, and a very good set lunch in the French bistro upstairs afterwards. The gallery space itself is spacious and accessible and the lighting is excellent.... More 

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Thank J M
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Graceful place full of art's soul. Always have interesting exhibitions to show. Free wifi access. Nice place to relax your mind with your friends or family.

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Thank Chayaporn T
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

This is nice musuem with great galleries. Not the best art museums I ever been but worth giving a shot if u are into Asian art.

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Thank Naren K
Kish Island, Iran
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

You can spend a few hours or all day wandering around the many galleries and special exhibitions. The shows are curated extraordinarily well and have a wide range of Eastern and Western art (with English translations too). During my visit in October, there was a special exhibition on French artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

I read in another review that this is a good place to pick up some nice souvenirs, we were not disappointed. We ended up getting a few items here that we saw nowhere else. Its important to note there is a shop on the ground level and down the esculators. The shop down stairs is a fair bit bigger and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The National Art Center is perfect for modern and contemporary art lovers. You can spend a few hours or all day wandering around the many galleries and special exhibitions. The shows are curated extraordinarily well and have a wide range of Eastern and Western art (with English translations too). During my visit in October, there was a special exhibition on... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

As it was my first time traveling to Tokyo, I was looking forward to a visit to The National Art Center. Besides the fact that it took me a while to find the museum (not many signs and it is tucked away from the main streets in Roppongi), the set-up of the museum was underwhelming, confusing and definitely not worth... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This is big show area in the city center very close to Midtown. There are a few separate exhibitions at the same time. Closes at 18.00. Tickets are much cheaper at 16.00.

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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.
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