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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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Nice Art Museum that's less Commercial than Mori

Nice beautiful facility that can hold multiple galleries of displays. Convenient by Metro and walkable from the Roppongi area. Overall a nice way to take a slow day at a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice beautiful facility that can hold multiple galleries of displays. Convenient by Metro and walkable from the Roppongi area. Overall a nice way to take a slow day at a gleaming museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Whenever I am in a new place the first thing I do is check out museums art galleries and design corners. Tokyo is full of trendy galleries and nice museums. Unfortunately the photography museum which was on top of my list was closed for renovation during my trip. So I went to the National Art Center and I fell in... More 

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Chappaqua, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We took a break from Tokyo's crowds and heat and spent a few hours here. The building is beautiful and the exhibits were all interesting. Worth the trip

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Morgan Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My husband and I decided to visit the Roppongi on a whim as our other plans for the day wrapped up early. We were drawn to the National Art Center due to its awesome architecture as we explored the area. Once there, we found posters for not only a Naruto exhibition in the Mori Arts Center, but also a Star... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came here for the atrium and were not disappointed. Enjoy the atrium's beautiful lines and shape by strolling in and relaxing in a comfortable Hans Wegner shell chair. There are lots of nearby museums and other visually-interesting buildings in the area. The mini museum shop on the first floor has some cool items, though there is a bigger store... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was the first place I visited during my trip. It was easy to find and a subway/train station exit went directly to it. I didn't look into their exhibits before going wanting to be surprised and boy was I surprised. I was lucky enough to get to see the anime, manga, and gaming exhibit and while most of it... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We saw the anime exhibit. My daughters loved it, but most of the signs were only in Japanese so we couldn't enjoy it to its fullest as most signs were exclusively in Japanese. There is a Paul Bocuse restaurant on the third floor, but it had a very limited menu (three fish dishes). Since my daughters weren't in the mood... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

There's currently a great exhibition of anime, manga, and games at the Art Center. Very very well done though much of the exhibit is Japanese only.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Like many museums and art centres in Japan, this one does not have a permanent collection of art. It is used for exhibitions and related events. I saw a very interesting survey of Manga when there. It also has a research centre with two libraries. The building is architecturally very interesting and has two inverted cones in the centre, a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The modern architecture of the building is well worth seeing in its own right. We arrived via the Roppongi station on the Oedo line and it was an easy walk. There are currently 3 exhibitions but we only had time for one.As a middle aged woman ,I found the exhibition of anime and manga quite interesting and informative but there... 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.
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