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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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Stunning atrium

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Oakland, California

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Oakland, California
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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

On our trip to Japan, Tokyo was not the main place of visit. But we had a day to spare and hence we decided to visit The National Art Center as there was an exhibition of the worka of Rene Magritte. The architecture of the place is unique; rather exceptional I must say. Those 'Ronds' did look unique though odd.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

As I know, this is the place where the largest exhibitions in Tokyo, because it is managed directly by the Japanese government. In addition to the exhibition venue, is also a place of educational programs, and the Art Library serves to collect and disseminate information related to art. You ought to visit this place when you are in Tokyo!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I say this with an aterisk, since the Bridgestone is now closed for renovations for the next few years, but even then, the NAC's building is just also better; the architecture beautiful and it is directly connected to Nogizaka station (Chidoya line). Tickets are a bit expensive in my opinion (¥1,300 for uni students; ¥100 yen discount if you bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The building has a stunning exterior and photos don't really do it justice. It's connected to the Nogizaka subway station (Chiyoda line) providing convenient access. You'll notice that the passageway is a bit fancier than most stations! There is no admission fee to enter, you only pay for the galleries you want to see.

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Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Minato>  > Akasaka / Roppongi
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Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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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