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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
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Exquisite Building and Fabulous Art

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mary Jane A
Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Fussa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a museum per say but a vast venue where there are multiple galleries that exhibit a wide range of art in various forms. The day we visited there was an exhibit on loan from Italy featuring works from Titian and others of the Venetian Renaissance. There were also exhibits of photography and contemporary oil paintings in other... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's all art center of Japan. so many art organization have exhibition every year. mainly contest. so you can watch serious art works here

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful undulating curves on the outside and industrial concrete inverted cones on the inside- what is not to like here! Sadly we did not get to see any visiting exhibitions but the architecture of this place was more than enough to warrant a visit. The high end gift shop is also worth a look for a special souvenir for family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Located in the quiet hills, run ever so efficiently and housing ( when I went this August) the best of Renoir. Wander the cleverly design hall to take in up close the wonderful paintings one by one by one😀. Breathtaking n Awe Inspiring! When u r done move on up to the 2nd floor to see what else is in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Me and my sis went to the senior exhibition,it was amazing to see it in such a big center,we got plenty of space to see the art pieces,it depends on what they have on that season,they also got Italian art exhibition,so check it before you make that trip,also recommended to use the grutto art pass for it!

Thank Beth941
Morelia, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

With excellent art exhibitions, the National Art Center features striking architecture, wonderful spaces to stroll and, certainly, nice green areas to fully enjoy the visit. Food options are also very nice and varied. It is absolutely worth the visit.

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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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