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National Museum of Western Art

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Address: 7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5405-8686
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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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Excellent collection of western art and some significant pieces. Sculpture is very figurative and often in the style of Maillot. Lots of Picasso and rather illustrative French... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent collection of western art and some significant pieces. Sculpture is very figurative and often in the style of Maillot. Lots of Picasso and rather illustrative French artists.

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Lillehammer, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I found this museum to be one of the better ones I went to in Japan. I might be because I am more partial to Western art than Japanese, but I would say it is worth the visit as well. It can be done quite fast, so cram it it in after or before the National Museum of Art. The... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

its very near from Ueno station "ask first for correct exit", u will pay around 450 Yen for normal ticket or 1100 Yen for special ticket. it is consist from 3 floors, i checked ground and first floors. old painting and modern also. its allowed to take photos. nice place to visit in Tokyo , also its near from science... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Leave the Ueno station for Ueno Park and you will be in front of the museum. Some of Rodin's works are displayed outside the museum designed by Le Corbusier. This is an opportunity to see both a Le Corbusier building and a number of sculptures by Rodin (for free if you do not go inside). Check for the special exhibitions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Considering the $4 entry fee and the collection that they have, it's well worth the visit if you enjoy art at all. Given its focus on western art, it has a decent sized collection with many Rodin and other recognizable artists as well as several I didn't know but liked seeing. I learned that it was a Japanese businessman's personal... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It is located in Ueno Park and it's the closest and most convenient museum from JR Ueno. If you have two hours to spare, I highly recommend to visit this museum to enjoy Japan's collection of western fine arts. Furthermore, it is very interesting to learn from the information about the museum why and how museum was realized in relation... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Rodin statue outside, some Van Gogh inside - pretty good collection. This place is a must for those who genuinely like to spent time with art and sculpture. Nothing compared to the Smithsonians in US, but definitely worth a visit while in Tokyo.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Completely unexpected. This museum packs a punch - loads of great art from many many styles and periods. All the big names are hear with beautiful works. There is not a lot of English script to tell you about the paintings - but then its not really necessary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

For under $5 this museum is awesome! A great selection of interesting pieces that cover a wide range of Western pieces, this medium sized collection was a real treat!!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Its small and cheap to get in but has quite a reasonable collection of western art. If you normally visit art galleries in other parts of the world, this is worth calling in to see, it won't take too long but they have a few interesting pieces to contrast against other galleries. We thought that some of the natural lighting... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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