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The National Museum of Modern Art

3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5777-8600
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Free admission first Sunday of each month

Well organized, English captions on everything, and a nice selection of modern art, mostly Japanese... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike M
via mobile
A very pretty exhibition

I came there with friends and all the exhibition they had were very nice , the place is nice and... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Lausanne, Switzerland
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3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well organized, English captions on everything, and a nice selection of modern art, mostly Japanese but some famous western artists as well. Photos were allowed. My only complaint is that there's very few places to eat in the immediate vicinity, and the built- in food...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I came there with friends and all the exhibition they had were very nice , the place is nice and you can have a magnificent view from the inside of the building. The gift shop was very good , they have a lot of interesting...More

Thank Guadalupe_Diego
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Went there after visiting the Imperial Palsce and was not disappointed. large collection of fine art, covering artists from Japan as well as Europe. Today entrance was for free and no crowd. Finest art for free in a spacious surrounding, a perfect visit!

1  Thank Marna P
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The national museum of modern art contained a lot of classics such as Picasso, Kandinsky, and Tanguy. I was a bit disappointed since I had expected more modern art from this century. The museum also had a really poor merchandise shop :(

Thank Mikaela S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The museum displays works of modern art - by Japanese artists. It is interesting and also has a nice view toward the Imperial palace and garden. I and my teenage daughter enjoyed it very much.

Thank bea2504
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Our whole family really enjoyed this museum. It showcases both Japanese and western modern artists. The price is also great at 430 JPY.

Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I had not planned to visit the museum but was in the area and decided it was a good rainy day activity. I was pleasantly surprised with the number of paintings that were on display. I was there during the Thomas Ruff exhibit. The content...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Well you probably don't come to Japan to visit museums although there are some great ones here like the National Museum in Ueno. The National Museum of Modern Art is worth a stop particularly if you are visiting the bookstores in Kanda, the woodblock print...More

Thank warren D
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit for novices and connoisseurs of Japanese art - great collection that presents Japanese art in a different way with excellent narration in English.

2  Thank PMedvedev
Reviewed 9 November 2016

decided to drop by here because it was near the imperial palace. many paintings from western and japanese artists categorised by time period. they have a nice sitting room as well where you can view the road and the imperial gardens.

Thank putrisalat
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's
also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll
while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels,
world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a
collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular
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