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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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Worth a visit even if not seeing a specific exhibition

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Being from London, most of the big museums are free, so to pay to visit a national museum does not feel right. But i would still recommend a visit to this place. Very nice design and a number of interesting exhibits where going on. 5 star venue but once visited is enough for me

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Well for me as an architect this was one of the must see place while we were in Tokyo... and in my opinion it is worth visiting just for the building itself... however there is always some nice exhibition (as far as I know there is no permanent exhibition there) so it is cool place for art lovers too... a... More 

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Saitama-shi, Saitama, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

as Japanese I felt it is very shame that the museum like this place had so over high recommendation in TA,first of all the price of ticket in any kind of exhibition in here is too too expensive. OK it is Tokyo,it is Roppongi but still I am wondering it should be more cheap or even as free as national... More 

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