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“Interesting and unusual.”

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Ranked #12 of 172 things to do in Koto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

The permanent exhibitions are definitely worth a look. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to meander through the displays (last entry is 5:30pm with closure at 6:00pm). When I visited, there was a great exhibit where you lie down on soft cushioned flooring and watch a video image on the ceiling.

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

This museum was a real delight, getting there was easy enough and it is a nice area to wonder around in as the sun goes down.

The special exhibitions that were on were Tokyo Art Meeting III and MOT Annual. These were playful exhibitions and were presented expertly with helpful staff and full English notes. It was a real joy to just wonder through. My only minor complaint is the amount of paper flyers handed out to visitors upon purchasing a ticket.

Seeing all three exhibits was value for money (1500 Yen) and was three hours well spent.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Went during weekend to catch the Mauritius exhibition ended up queuing for nearly an hour to enter due to the huge crowd. Due to my short height, I only manage to peep thru the crowd on all the arts and same problem as usual , no English available in Japanese museum

It's the noisiest visit I ever had to a art museum, a crowd of ppl in front of each art and I have to either squeeze in for a view or wait for them to move. I really hope that the museum had at least control the numbers of visitors allowed in (like Ghibli Museum)

The collection is less extensive compare to Western Art Museum, so unless you're into the special exhibition and if u can only choose one museum to visit in Ueno then I would not recommend this Museum, I would prefer the Western Art Museum more (but still its crowdy during weekend, sigh)

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Enjoyable museum and area to visit. Part of fun visiting Tokyo is exploring the many different disticts and finding little surprises in them. This was #2 of 3 on a one day museum-hopping trip in Tokyo. I was staying in Asakusa/Sumida, and first visited the Edo-Tokyo museum(open earliest)(E-12), then Museum of Contempoarary Art (E-14), then the Bridgestone museum of art(open latest)(Z-09, walk or transfer to G-11 Nihombashi). Fun day with all museums easy to get to on subway (if you go in right direction to them). Beautiful, spacious museum, with small but nice permanent exhibition. I am a Yoshitomo Nara fan and there is an area for his work. Price is 500 yen for permanent ex.

Rest of visit might depend on the temporary exhibition showing for if it is worth to spend extra $. Exibits I saw were Tokusatsu: Special Effects Museum, and Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion. Both of which were good. Museum has a good shop with a large variety of nice books you can buy. Nice park beside museum. It might be a little hard to find (I had MOT scarecrows on road pointing way) maybe bring museum name and ask to make sure you go in right direction. Some exhibits didn't have to much english info. Overall I had an enjoyable visit, a nice (not great) museum, area is nice to walk around (relaxed, family, and artistic atmosphere) found some good antique and book stores and good restaurants. Would recommend to any art fans and anyone staying close or wanting to go to a different area.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Was great to see some of Yoshitomo Nara's earlier works hanging in this museum. A nice space to spend a couple of hours (or more in). Can recommend the downstairs restaurant as well had a great lunch there.

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