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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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The museum does loads of exhibits and curates all sorts of things. Be sure to get the Roppongi Art Triangle map for discounts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The tour book said this museum is "worth visiting for the architecture alone." What they didn't say is go for the architecture - and perhaps lunch - but don't expect to see any art of interest. Evidently this museum has no permanent collection. Unless you are interested in one of their special exhibits or in paying to see amateur University... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The museum does loads of exhibits and curates all sorts of things. Be sure to get the Roppongi Art Triangle map for discounts.

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Hong Kong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I love the architecture of the National Art Center in Tokyo. Worth the visit just for the building itself. The shows are good too and it's not far from the metro station, with clear signage on the street.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This art museum is in an architecturally significant building which is very beautiful. It hosts special exhibitions - we saw a Magritte exhibition when we visited, which was very good. The gift shop is also very good for distinctly modern Japanese souvenirs. But the reason I am writing this review is because we have been visiting Tokyo during a very... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Avoid. That's my advice. I went here because I had time before my flight, and it was on the way to the airport, and my first plan fell through; from that perspective it wasn't a disaster but I would not advise anyone to make this a destination. Discovering that 1600 yen purchased access to one modest selection of middling works... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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Staying in Akasaka / Roppongi

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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.