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The National Museum of Modern Art

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Worth a visit

I went there on a rainy day and I'm glad I did! I spent there a good few hours - there were some... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
Shanghai, China
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Nice Museum to visit when in Tokyo

We enjoyed the Yokoyama Taikan exhibition. Very well done. The scrolls and screens were so simple... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Jekyll Island, Georgia
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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

I went there on a rainy day and I'm glad I did! I spent there a good few hours - there were some pieces when I was asking "is this even art?" (photos from some small Canadian town were especially mundane and not museum-worthy), but...More

Thank ankyfire
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This is a beautiful museum very close to the Imperial Palace. The artwork in the collections is beautiful, but the highlight was seeing the Yokohama Taikan exhibit. It was amazing!!

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Located on the northwestern corner of the Imperial Palace area, this is a great museum for Japanese art, and although it focuses on modern art, it shows art of the past 2-3 centuries. The day we visited, there was a wonderful temporary exhibit of the...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed May 22, 2018

The art is displayed well, but I didn't really understand how many of the rooms in the permanent collection were curated. I also found a painting of the construction of the Burma railway which seemed to deliberately ignore the cruelty involved in its construction, very...More

Thank Tariq M
Reviewed May 20, 2018

We enjoyed the Yokoyama Taikan exhibition. Very well done. The scrolls and screens were so simple and beautiful. A wonderful place to spend a cloudy afternoon.

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Museum entrance is free for permanent collection. The visit is interresting to see all exchanges between east and west during XIX and XX centuries.

Thank Bruno V
Reviewed February 7, 2018

NOMAT has two venues, within walking distance of each other, the Crafts Gallery and the Art Museum. They are very different. The first is in one of the 5 remaining Meiji-period brick buildings in Tokyo and so worth seeing for that reason. Check out the...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

I would skip this museum of modern art. We had expected more modern art from the late 20th century which wasn't the case. The museum coffee shop was rather poor.

Thank D L
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Really enjoyed the museum, however, didn't feel that the collections were 'modern' enough. The Japanese house exhibition was very impressive especially the miniature houses and detail - was blown away!

Thank NKelly186338
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Spent 2400 Yen yesterday to visit the exhibit noted in title. This exhibit will end 29 Oct 2017, but, I think, well worth the money and time spent to view. Exhibit has blueprints, wall posters (in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean) as well as small...More

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's
also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll
while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels,
world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a
collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular
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