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National Museum of Western Art

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-5405-8686
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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World heritage

When I went to This beautiful museum , there held Caravagglo exhibition. I was fascinated his arts. Later on, the museum was added The word heritage. Next time, I want to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's such a small place yet it have wonderful artworks which rival against any good quality art museums,I do wish that the museum have chairs if they want to do life drawing here,do wish there's a cheap cafe and free wifi service in the museum

Thank Beth941
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I went to This beautiful museum , there held Caravagglo exhibition. I was fascinated his arts. Later on, the museum was added The word heritage. Next time, I want to see the archltecture carefully.

Thank 246age
Tokyo, Japan
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids won't like this place (unless they're already art lovers) but this is a good spot to browse when in Tokyo. Just received recognition as a World Heritage Site.

Thank Amya M
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The best western art museum I've visited and I'm not even exaggerating. The exhibitions have better quality than most of the art museums in North America.

Thank Ma W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had only one afternoon and one morning left in our visit to Tokyo and we decided the make the most of it at the museums. We chose the National Museum of Western Art located in Ueno. It was our favourite place as the last time we came, we were welcomed by cherry blossoms. This time, we were fortunate to... More 

Thank Chung C
Hawalli, Kuwait
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Nice little Museum specializing in Western Art. Seen the Caravaggio exhibit, packed with people, but well thought out and put together exhibit. The gallery moves from 13 Century through to modern 20 Century pieces by many famous, well known artists and their contemporaries. I love Impressionism so the Monet room was very nice to wander through. All and all, if... More 

Thank KW M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This art gallery has a marvellous collection of art works. We timed our visit with the special Caravaggio exhibition but also enjoyed the permanent collection. 3 hours well spent.

Thank Toowoomba65plus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Went here after our visit from the zoo. The Caravaggio collection tickets were more expensive, and since it was already 4:30pm when we got there we just viewed their general collection which was still impressive. They had Rodin, Monet and other famous artists, wow! The museum itself is huge and their collections were set up in a way that you... More 

Thank Mina C
Medellin, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Loved the Caravaggio exhibit, just stunning. However, I like to know the context of each piece and was disappointed to find that none of the extended labels included English. It is, after all, the Museum of Western Art. Also, none of the audio tours are in English either! And the entrance fee is a bit high, 1600 yen. Perhaps they... More 

Thank AshleyBlacker
Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I always end my trip to Tokyo with a visit to the Museum of Western Art. You don't need to pay to go into the special exhibit. For 420 yen you will be able to see some gorgeous pieces of art in the permanent exhibit by Monet, Manet, Picasso, Cezanne, Gauguin, Dubuffet... I love it here.

Thank Tanya M

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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