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The National Art Center, Tokyo

7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo Prefecture 106-8558, Japan
+81 3-5777-8600
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Ranked #13 of 89 attractions in Minato
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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

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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

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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

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Hong Kong
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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.

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New York, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Who ever heard of an Art Museum Closed during the 2 busiest sightseeing weeks of the year. If you are interested in contemporary - especially from Japan - one of the great centers of contemporary art - plan accordingly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I hadn't been to a museum in years in Tokyo because of the crowds...it would be hard to see the art and I would feel pressured to keep moving. I had a very pleasant surprise when a friend took me there. First, the building is a work of art itself by the late architect Kisho Kurokawa, with its graceful waves... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The architectual design of the National Art Center is remarkable and worthy of a visit just to see the interior lobby (which you can do for free). Proceed upstairs to see the cafes balanced onto of impressive concrete spheres and the bamboo forest growing on the top level. The exhibit at the time of our visit was related to Impressionist... More

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Ayase, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stunning building with great natural light. The facility is set up with several exhibit halls. The exhibitions rotate so much of the visit will depend on what's available. There are cafes and restaurants located within the building.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Not far from Rappongi Crossing, you'll find this big blue-grey buidind, wavely shaped. When I came, they were presenting an american Pop art exhibition amid others. It was my expensive mistake because Wahrol, Lichtenstein, Johns and so, are too much knowned and I lost my time. You have to pay for each temporary exhibition. But the building is worth a... More

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

If you fancy architecture, then this art venue is for you... the variety of their seasonal exhibits covering different periods and geography can surprise any art enthusiast. I do advice however to keep track of the scheduled exhibits as published in their webpage. I suggest the visit be timed that it would be night time when you finishing roaming around... More

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