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The National Art Center, Tokyo

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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A lovely designed art museum in the heart of Roppongi

I saw the most impressive exposition of Rene Magritte here. The museum is very well-designed, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tokyo, Japan
Amazing building...but need to pay for exhibits.

Amazing building..and a number of good-excellent restraints including a Paul Boucuse brassiere... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2018
Philippo A
Sydney, Australia
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The National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT) is a unique and innovative art exhibition facility: instead of maintaining a permanent collection, it makes the most of a total of 14,000 square meters of exhibition space, one of the largest in Japan, and...more
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7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka / Roppongi
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw the most impressive exposition of Rene Magritte here. The museum is very well-designed, the exhibitions often very attractive like the Pierre Bonnard currently showing. For art lovers, the art museums in Ueno Park, the National Art Center, and the museums around the Imperial...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

Amazing building..and a number of good-excellent restraints including a Paul Boucuse brassiere. Note that all exhibits need to be paid for...I made a mistake when getting tickets as I asked how much and was advised that it is free to enter the centre. The lass...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

glad that I had a chance for Ando exhibition when i came across Tokyo. I don't have to travel Osaka and Hokkaido. Ando exhibition consolidated his signature project in one place. There's was a little church outside of it and demo workplace in Osaka was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

The museum doesn't have a permanent collection, which means that the exhibitions change very often. The building is really nice, including very good restaurants, and the choice of the themes is always very interesting. Although the prices are a bit high, the collections presented are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

What a stunning structure and the art was lovely... the only down side was you have to pay for each exhibition which seemed a little steep!! But once inside the space was breathtaking and the art was just as impressive. We wandered around on a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

The architecture of this museum is quite appealing. Exhibition halls are vast and well lit. There is no permanent collection which is a shame. We saw some contemporary Japanese art works which were interesting if uneven in quality.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed September 14, 2018

The building is beautiful, and worth a visit. Otherwise, I was left a little underwhelmed by it all. If you're familiar with European museums/galleries, you probably won't be missing much here - and I'm not talking from a Western perspective.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We stopped at the National Art Center one day to see what exhibits were there at the time. We were surprised at all the wonderful offerings. We got there early in the morning and I would suggest going early. A perfect walk if you are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank mplsgossipgirl
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The four stars we are giving is mainly for the magnificent and very unique architecture of the Building and the nice surroundings around it. It was a bit surprising for us to see such a nice, quite and serene area in the midst of a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank ksriram_05
Reviewed July 4, 2018

This review is only for the building itself but not the exhibits. The design of the building is definitely unique - the curves and the lines of the building just flow together beautifully and the creative incorporation of the color fabrics into the building was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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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
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Rachel C
May 31, 2017|
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Response from GettB | Reviewed this property |
Hello there! Yes, the entrance is free to the building itself. If you want to go to an exhibit, you will be charged, depending on which exhibit. It is a beautiful building all on itself! ❤️
Rachel C
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Jupiter81 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can see the building inside for free. There also a bar, a restaurant and the shop where you can go.
April 19, 2017|
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Response from saifmh1985 | Reviewed this property |
It's Japan so basically both of them can be and it's not really packed there, so if you don't know what time are you going or when are you going to reach I'd rather you buy it when you reach there
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Walking from National Art Center to Mori Art gallery (6 Replies)
Although at first glance on google maps they seem so close and situated next to each other, the actual directions in getting from the NAC to Mori are VERY convoluted, through tunnels, up and down staircases, etc. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/The+National+Art+Center,+Tokyo/Mori+Art+Museum Can anyone with expert knowledge of the Rappongi area offer some advice? Is it easy to navigate by walking from the NAC to Mori for tourists to the city? Or better to take a cab?
March 23, 2018|
Response fromShibaInuGuide|
I guess the RouteFinder function for this isn't properly working. As far as I know, the National Art Center (another exhibition hall that were made by the bureaucrats without a proper collection) has its main entrance at the GRIPs institute side nearer to Roppongi Station, not at the Nogizaka side.
Itinerary and travel help for Tokyo and Kyoto holiday (13 Replies)
Hi I’m going to Japan next week with my wife and would like some help checking my itinerary! We’re spending 5 days in Tokyo, one night on Mount Koya, 6 days in Kyoto and then one night in Tokyo before we fly back. While we’re in Kyoto, we’re going to do a one day trip to Nara, but the day we do this can be flexible while in Kyoto. I’ve listed sights to see, but I’d be grateful for any help on the following: 1. Are there any sights to add or take away from the lists? 2....More
June 01, 2015|
Response fromtjtroll|
Hi Sorry to bump back to first page, just looking for advice as soon as possible as leaving this weekend. Thanks!
Tickets for Exhibit at National Art Center (3 Replies)
Will I need advance tickets next week for Musee d'Orsay Exhibit at NAC in Roppongi? If do, what is the best way? Exhibit closes on October 20, should I be concerned about getting in Thursday or Friday?
October 10, 2014|
Response fromShibuyakko|
No need to get tickets in advance nor being concerned about getting in. I recommend going there early in the day before it gets crowded, though. The museum opens at 10am.