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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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Incredible architecture

I visited the NACT to see the Emmanuelle Moureaux Forest of Numbers exhibition which was breathtaking (note - temp. installation closing 31 Jan) but the building alone would have... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the NACT to see the Emmanuelle Moureaux Forest of Numbers exhibition which was breathtaking (note - temp. installation closing 31 Jan) but the building alone would have been worth the visit. Incredible architecture and free entry. A short walk from Roppongi Hills and Mori tower which is worth a visit for stunning views of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

I was there but it was closed for holidays. I purposely went there because I saw the anime 'Your Name' (was a big hit in 2016).

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

I took my mother and my children here, and children are great fans like myself of Japanese anime and I was also hoping to catch a climpse of some kimonos or other traditional things, instead it was full of large ugly paintings by European painters or strange modern things or photos or strange things, it made my youngest son cry... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The Art Centre is located in Ropponggi and I think it was beautiful, I loved that the building which was made of glass and metal seemed like a textured wave of water. The galleries featured rising contemporary Japanese artists. A good place to visit if you enjoy both art and Architecture.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

There are a restaurant and three Cafeterias in this museum. They often have free exhibitions. It's easy to access from the nearest station. I love the cafe in the second floor. It looks like a floating in the air. Each exhibition rooms are huge and a lots of interesting exhibitions there. Admission is free except special one. You can spend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Please Don't take photos there, because I did and yet they were extremely nice and asked me in a nice way not to do so. They have around 3 floors of amazing arts and Japanese symbols arts that will make you amazed and wondering how did they do it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

A core of Roppongi's Art Triangle, the National Art Center is the core. My partner and I have enjoyed several exhibitions here. Most impressive was one of Rene Magritte, with the most paintings of this great surrealist I have ever seen anywhere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

I just dropped by to see the architecture, the light in the lobby is lovely in the afternoon and there's some good people watching. I'm glad I didn't come for the exhibition because the line was extremely long - if you do want to see it, you should walk into the lobby to see how long the line to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I've always wanted to come here since my first Tokyo trip. Since I had more time, I decided to go, and it just so happened that the Dali exhibition was up and running when I came to visit! This museum is so lovely - the architecture of it reminds me of waves from the ocean. The surrounding area is very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

It is a great place to admire art with all kinds of exhibitions . I got into Dali's special exhibition, which had over a hundred of Dali's artworks. A must see place if you're looking for inspiration.

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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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