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“Impressive Building & Stimulating Exhibitions”

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Ranked #11 of 160 things to do in Koto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

In addition to its very interesting permanent exhibition, this museum is currently showing Kohei Nawa ‒ SYNTHESIS which contains exhibits that wowed not only us but also our teenage son and daughter. Parents of teenagers will know that that requires quite a lot :-)

The museum building itself has a very striking, modern design, there are two restaurants/cafés, a museum shop and lots of sophisticated, super clean toilets. There's also a park next to the museum where you could go for a walk afterwards. We didn't go because we had other plans, but it looked nice.

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Reviewed October 3, 2010

Some of the BEST things to do on a rainy day for a tourist, is to visit the musuem. As it turns out, it is also one of the best things to do for the locals. The museum is crowded on Sept 30 2010. We decided to pay JPY1750 per person to see ALL the exhibits, permanent and temporary.

LOCATION
This museum is located at the KOTO ward, outside of the Yamanote Line. The best way to reach the museum is by subway, in which you need to walk for at least 9 mins. There is also a public garden next to the Museum, which you can visit if it is not raining.

MUSEUM DESIGN
The lovely part of visiting contemporary museums is that the museum in itself is a lovely design and this is no exception. I wish more museums (including this one) would devote some literature as to who design their museums, and the premise behind the design. The Guggenheim museums do a pretty good job with that. The architecture of this building incorporated circles, square, rectangular and triangle metal arches. To throw in "fun" multi-colour sofas where lined along the hallway. You can see the modern Japanese architectural lines infused into the design as well.

EXHIBITS
We were extremely blessed because during our visit, there is an exhibition by Karigurashi no Arietty & Yohei Taneda, entitled "Fusing Fantasy With Reality". This saves me a trip to Ghibili Museum, which I always wanted to visit . Watching the 3-D exhibit puts a smile on my face. You feel like visiting Alice in Wonderland.

There is also exhibits which encourages the development of art amongst children and I think the museum does a great job running programs for this.

The permanent exhibits are also interesting.

CONCLUSION
I would highly recommend a visit to this museum if
1. you are frequent visit to Tokyo and have already done all the touristy spots.
2. you are a fan of the modern/contemporary art.
3. If you have children (below 10) and you want to cultivate arts in them

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