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National Museum of Western Art

7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5405-8686
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Le Corbusier's World Heritage Listed building- a delight for the mind and the eyes.

Not only is the National Museum of Western Art very beautiful, The MatsukataCollection of art... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
Worth to pay a visit whilst in Tokyo

Though smaller that I expected but many good collections of very famous artists like Monet, Vincent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-5405-8686
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the National Museum of Western Art very beautiful, The MatsukataCollection of art assembled by Kojiro Matsukata, a Prime Minister of Japan, a visionary and astute art collector is housed there. And what a collection it is. The art works here, ranging from...More

Thank outsidethesquare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though smaller that I expected but many good collections of very famous artists like Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Renoir, Gauguin... etc. Also the museum just next to the Ueno Park, good to have a walk there too.

Thank jenncherngshia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's so nice and amazing about architecture when come inside museum. Especially, we come in night. Those are many painting and statue to be displayed unique and fancy.

Thank Kateltpt
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The core collection housed in this 1959 Le Corbusier-designed building, Japan’s only national museum devoted to Western art, was assembled by Kawasaki shipping magnate Matsukata Kojiro in the early 1900s. Considering that the collection was begun so recently, it was surprisingly good, ranging from 15th-century...More

Thank ericdallemagne
Reviewed 26 July 2017

we could only manage a brief visit but I did get to have a look around. The story boards were unfortunately in Japanese and I could only understand the pictures and drawings. I would have loved to read more. The building is beautifully maintained and...More

Thank wing6rider-Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We happened to pass the National Museum of Western Art on our way back from Ueno Zoo and decided to go and see the collection. It was surprising that entry for under 13's and over 65's was free though we were very happy with the...More

1  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Was interesting learning about how the collection was gathered. The museum is home to a Monet and a Picasso.

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Convenient by a subway stop and nearby large park and other museums. Standing work is good representation of Euro (and a few N. America) works. Special exhibit this summer on the work of Arcimboldo. Incredibly interesting, unique and presented very well. Good restaurant and gift...More

Thank birda77
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Their collection of art is absolutely stunning. The layout of the museum is done very well so you just basically go in a big U pattern so not to miss anything. I think it was @ ¥600 to get in. Don't really remember but I...More

1  Thank Lisa I
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The museum is right in beautiful Ueno Park and had a surprisingly broad collection of great works, including Renoir, Gauguin, and several Monet to name a few. As a fan of Gauguin and Monet I was delighted to add to my collection of original viewings,...More

2  Thank Geoff H
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
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