We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The National Art Center, Tokyo

7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 106-8558, Japan
+81 3-5777-8600
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 92 Attractions in Minato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
65 visitor photos
Write a Review

263 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    97
    127
    31
    8
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Check the website to find out what exhibitions are on. It might be worth switching your schedule around in order to see a new exhibition.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
47 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

1. The building itself is beautiful. No entrance fee if you just want to walk around. Train Station Nogizaka on the Chiyoda Line has direct access at exit 6. Ticket office is right there if you are seeing an exhibition. 2. The restaurants in the inverted cones. The are a few places to eat to suit all budgets including the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tokyo, Japan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I love the interior and exterior architecture of The National Art Center. The museum has cafes sitting on inverted concrete cones and on the first level you can relax in the rocking chairs along the glass windows (It would be a great place to sit and read or take a rest during your city explorations). The gift shop was packed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seoul, South Korea
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great building with good sized galleries, but depends on what's on. Also, as it seems there is no permanent collection it can be expensive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
166 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a great building, but probably not great enough to be worth the trip. Frankly I did not understand why it was virtually closed, it seems that only art with a entrance fee is allowed. I say be progressive, by all mean charge for entrance, but I thought the vast unused spaces should be given over to talent even... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NY, NY
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I've seen some fascinating exhibits here, the kind that originate in great museums from around the world and don't always make it to NYC. From Russia, from the Netherlands -- you can tell there is a European bent to the curating. It's worth going for the architecture alone -- the tall glass outer wall undulates, creating an open, modern and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
74 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I spent an hour here and I can imagine you’ll have a good time if you like what exhibits are showing her, but when I went it was artworks submitted by amateurs, and the whole atmosphere had a barren feel as compared to other art museums I’ve been to, so I wasn’t too impressed

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Top Contributor
832 reviews 832 reviews
629 attraction reviews
590 helpful votes 590 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Housed in an architecturally beautiful building, which in itself is worth a look, this art museum offers a wide range of exhibitions. Check locally for what is on but as a guide there is normally one that is free ... the others require payment to enter. Our free exhibition was many large halls that housed a vast variety of works... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburgh
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Very beautiful art museum, just seeing the building is worth the trip. There are many large exhibition halls and the exhibits will vary, of course. Several excellent exhibits when we were there, modern paintings and superb photography. The Japanese seem to have a great interest in calligraphy, and there were several such exhibits when we were there. Personally I cannot... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The wave glass architecture is beautiful. The interior design is good, too. Their official website is informative. I visited the Divisionism exhibition. It was amazing. I had a tasty lunch in the French restaurant on the third floor. The view was nice. I saw the Tokyo Tower from the window.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The National Art Center, Tokyo also viewed

 

Been to The National Art Center, Tokyo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage The National Art Center, Tokyo?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing