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The National Art Center, Tokyo

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Akasaka / Roppongi
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Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Dali exhibit

Dali exhibit cost 1600 yen. It was crowded by very orderly. It was a Monday but the exhibit was still full. Chronologically ordered to show Dali's earlier works and later foray... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dali exhibit cost 1600 yen. It was crowded by very orderly. It was a Monday but the exhibit was still full. Chronologically ordered to show Dali's earlier works and later foray into surrealism. There are a few media works and sculptures displayed as well. Worthwhile to spend an afternoon here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cool building, and nearby Roppongi Hills which is nice to go explore afterwards. They always have a number of exhibitions free to foreign visitors it seems, so bring your passport if that applies. Particularly enjoyed the exhibition in the run up to the Tokyo Paralympics, where you could try various different wheelchair designs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here to see the Dali exhibition which was great but quite crowded so I would advise going early but the other attraction is the building itself and the restaurant which is up on this concrete structure and had a great French meal which for the quality of the food was value for money. The other main ? Permanent exhibition... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Art Center is a fascinating building and the architecture itself is worth seeing. The ground is beautiful too. I understand that this Art Center is an exhibition hall and it does not have its own collection. I was lucky to see Dali exhibition there. I enjoyed my visit very much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to go see Dali. The exhibition was incredible. The building on the outside and the inside is stunning. Many art exhibitions in one place. A great place to get cultured. Great to take teenagers there. The cafeteria is nice too, they have really good wholemeal sandwiches. Clean, and if you get cold they lend you a small blanket, which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum Great architecture design Good french food in the French Restaurant upstairs Worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is unique in design and there was a beautiful Renoir exhibit going on which I thought was wonderful and arranged so well by the themes he painted.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is another beautiful example of luxurious, yet simple design applied to house great art in Japan - the beauty and eloquence of the building is slightly marred by the rather mundane choices of exhibitions - the museum has little to none permanent art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We went to see the Dali retrospective but found so much more art nice cafés and fun people watching. You should totally check what world renowned exhibition they have on offer and plan to spend some time here if you are into both historical and contemporary art.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Shame on me for not reviewing this on TripAdvisor before entering. We were walking around Roppongi & came across this awesome looking building. We went up to the tickets window & a woman asked (in Japanese) if we wanted the Dali exhibit or another one. I pointed at Dali, she took my @ $34 (!) and away we went. We... More 

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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.
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