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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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Louvre exposition

It is a beautiful building with the 'Louvre' exposition at that time. We arrived at the opening time and there was already a line. The rooms were too crowded and we couldn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

this musuem it so great I think outdoor it good more than inside because inside so private and so quiet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Free entry to this futuristic gallery! Worth a visit just to see this spectacular building and interior ! Individual galleries inside feature group exhibitions of local artists of varied quality ! Lots of kitsch paintings of Mount fuji in among some good contemporary works

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful building with the 'Louvre' exposition at that time. We arrived at the opening time and there was already a line. The rooms were too crowded and we couldn't appreciate adequately the oeuvres. In another floor there was an exposition of Magritte that was excellent and as it is not as appealing, was much more confortable for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a breath taking building. It's worth your time to just look at it from outside. Admission is free and you pay for exhibitions only.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

This building is spectacular. The way the sun reflects from its glazed curves is stunning. There is a restaurant inside and many in the area. Yes; it's an art center. Look up the exhibit before going.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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