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National Museum of Western Art

7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5777-8600
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An impressive collection of Western art

If you are like me, you are not in Tokyo to see Western art, but check the special exhibits at this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kahaluu_Bob
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Oahu
Hokusai and Japonisme, not to be missed

I was in the Ueno area and visited most of the main cultural Museums in this area. I did not check... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tasro
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Queensland, Australia
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7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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"permanent collection"
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"le corbusier"
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"special exhibition"
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"van gogh"
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"great collection"
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"water lilies"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are like me, you are not in Tokyo to see Western art, but check the special exhibits at this museum. It has a world class collection and often has exhibitions that compare and contrast Western and Japanese traditions.

Thank Kahaluu_Bob
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the Ueno area and visited most of the main cultural Museums in this area. I did not check what was on at the National Museum of Western Art but I was very lucky to see Hokusai and Japonisme, a scholarly and well...More

Thank Tasro
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No wonder why it is part of world heritages. I really enjoyed Monet and Renoir. Will definitely go again.

Thank Sean Seungwon J
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The exhibition “Van Gogh and Japan” was an interesting insight into Japonism. There was a beautiful exhibition on realism too.

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I expected many impressionists works but it is just less than I thought. Personally I prefer the building of Tokyo national museum than this building, which is world heritage. Maybe because it is designed by famous(?) French, Le Corbusier. There are some sculptures from Rodin....More

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

If you are in Tokyo and you like art like. so called Western Art you have to visit this museum... regardless of them having a special exhibit (which may or may not be extraordinary) they just have unbelievable collection of art...

Thank MarcinDrP
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The permanent western art collection is worth seeing because it is well curated and not over bearing. To me, some very good choices. Noted on the Rodins just outside the museum - a good place to have them. Le Corbusier’s museum building in itself is...More

Thank Elfilibusterismo
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The weekend I was arrived this open and is on till Jan 2018. What can I say, 11/10, superb. I visited twice I was so overwhelmed the first time. It's a huge exhibition and if you like Impressionist art it's worth visiting for that and...More

2  Thank Nicholas P
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Peaceful, quiet, and wonderful fellow museum-goers. A very well-stocked museum full of famous works by Fragonard, Courbet, especially with Monet's large water lilies painting near the exit! BUT if you'll be bored by western art, you may skip this museum. Museum is also centrally located,...More

Thank Silkentofusauce
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I love this museum. It's in the Ueno park which is very nice to walk around. Beautiful architecture designed by Le Corbusier. When you go inside you can see the slopes instead stairs. Has nice garden middle of the building. You can see Rodin's sculptures...More

Thank Jiyoung K
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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
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