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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 65 attractions in Taito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Paris
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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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London
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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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The museum is not big. The sculptures by Auguste Rodin welcomes you at the entrance. there are 13 paintings by Claude Monet that forms a hall for them. That includes one of his famed paintings - Water Lillies. It has only one painting by Vincent Van Gogh, "Roses" which is a small one. These two paintings are used to make... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This museum is rather small, but it is very nice none the less. There is a wide range of art in the permanent collection, and has something for everyone I enjoyed it quite a lot, but I wouldn't call it spectacular. There is a great room filled with Monet which I loved since I find his work very interesting, but... More

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Kuwait city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I visited the National Museum of Western Art when they had a couple of special exhibits, which were quite nice. I was lucky. The permanent collection is eclectic. It includes many sculptures by Rodin and samples from just about every school from the Renaissance until the present. It is a large collection, and I had not given myself enough time... More

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Bargara, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Not a huge collection of Western Art - it is not The Prado - but it is a quality one. I visited in January 2014 while the Monet Special Exhibition was on. Apart from Monet, it was great to be able to see original paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso, Manet, Gauguin, Cezanne, Pissarro, Seurat and others. Most of the pictures... More

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Finspang, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Situated in Ueno park with proximity to Tokyo National Museum you'll find this smaller museum of western art. The museum building in it self is actually a part of the exhibition as it is designed by Le Corbusier, it is also hosting art by him as part of its permanent exhibition, by him personally and others using the same artform.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Too see Japanese growth through the eras and watch all the colourful, majestic displays was something I will never forget. From the animals to the people everything seems so life like. My favourite was the dome theatre, you stand on a bridge a movie plays all around you. You're taken on a journey unlike any other, never mind it's all... More

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