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National Museum of Western Art

7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture 110-0007, Japan
+81 3-5405-8686
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Ranked #10 of 63 Attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Thu 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a perfectly sized museum I feel in order to actually appreciate everything that is on offer. Firstly the price is very resonable just 430 yen and 80 yen discount if you have the Handy tokyo guide that is available free everywhere. The collection (which by the way has a very interesting story behind it)covers western art for the... More 

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Nz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Must see if you are in the area. Nice museum, unlike all other attractions in Tokyo, this one was not overly busy. Very enjoyable and reasonably priced. I can not remember exactly but I think it was 500 yen.

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Las Pinas
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539 helpful votes 539 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It has a great collection of exhibits and lots of special collections are displayed during the year. A good place to spend a whole morning or afternoon.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

great collection. so many monets and rodins under one roof. not to be missed. the collection is well displayed. what i liked also was that there were not too many halls or paintings, just about three or four. so one can enjoy the collection, without having to rush to cover everything. the museum is set amidst beautiful gardens.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The art museum has a great collection of paintings and sculptures. The route starts off with sculptures and then goes up a ramp to the story of the collection. In my opinion, one of the coolest aspects of the museum is this story. How the art was collected, lost, and then returned by France. The paintings are great. It doesn't... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This museum has a wonderful collection of Western Art in a beautiful building with lots of air and light. It was an afternoon well spent. It is free to those over 65.

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Paris
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This museum does have a number of nice pieces, including Rodin, Renoir, .... but overall it is not one of my favourite musea in Tokyo.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

For museum lovers like me, the national museum of western art is pure heaven. The history of such acquisition is already quite interesting... And the collection is wide - from sculptures from Auguste Rodin (the thinker!!!!) to masterpieces such as water lilies and yellow iris from Monet to rose by Van Gogh and paintings by Manet, Picasso, Miro, Renoir and... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Tokyo's National Museum of Western Art is a beautiful museum with a nice permanent exhibition. It is within the Ueno Park and is a good break during the afternoon (specially if the weather's not nice outside).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

This place drips Rodin sculptures from the front door! There is a whole room full of Impressionist pictures. Staggeringly lovely. It's a small gallery by London standards, but well worth the visit. It also stands in Ueno Park which, when it's not hissing down with rain, is packed with other things to see and do.

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