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The National Museum of Modern Art

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: 3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
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A nice treat

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 shops in Jinbōchō, the Budokan, where the last World Kendo Championships were head(and Japan won... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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
New York City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Worth a visit to see the Japanese modern art on display, alongside some Western modern art. Nice modern building with a red Noguchi sculpture in front. Across from the Imperial Gardens and near the Palace Hotel.

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The museum is set in the Imperial Park region and is an excellent collection of mostly Japanese modern artists. The layout is from oldest to newest from the 4th floor down to the 2nd floor. The first floor space is for rotating shows and requires a separate admission fee. The building is getting a bit old but the art is... More 

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Tangier-Tetouan Region, Morocco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you have any interest in art , this is well worth a look: it is situated fairly near the Imperial palace and has several metro stations nearby. It has a relaxed feel and has 3 floors of galleries...it is not large so a few hours is adequate for a visit. Mainly Japanese art, but a good deal of it... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you love art, then you must come here. Spent an afternoon gazing through some great art, it was a great exhibition of many different japanese and modern art as well

Thank edeingreagaldo
Bundaberg, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Lose yourself here for a couple of hours and you certainly won't regret it, however, there are more "must see" things to do than this so only if you have the time.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A good visit of 4 floors of japanese culture. Currently doing a review of a Europea painter so it might be a bit hard to see it all. Need to see this anyway.

Thank lforest
Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Even if some painting are from occidental artists the main part of the exhibitions shows japanese interpretation of modern art. I discovered very good painters i didn't know before.

Thank Bruno V

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