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The National Museum of Modern Art

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Address: 3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
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Spacious gallery!

There are some interesting works here but I'm not sure if it should be called modern! The admission fee is really cheap at 480 yen (if I remember correctly) per adult. If you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

There are some interesting works here but I'm not sure if it should be called modern! The admission fee is really cheap at 480 yen (if I remember correctly) per adult. If you wanted to enter the special exhibition that was on at the time I think the cost was around doubled but for us the standard ticket was fine... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is a superb place to get some peace and quiet whilst seeing some exceptional art . We saw an exhibition of pieces by Fujita Tsuguharu whose comments on war and fondness of cats and portraits make for interesting viewing . Likewise fantastic pieces by Julian Opie, Kali Higashiyama and Jiro Yoshihara . There is a restaurant and a fun... More 

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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Went there the first day of arrival Very nice building the permanent collection is bit poor. the location is great as placed near the palace garden. Go to the room with a view and admire how quiet is the area :-)

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

This was a lovely modern museum that we walked to from our hotel. Really enjoyed out time here. Great exhibitions.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We had fun for a couple of hours because we caught an interactive exhibition which was on display. It incentivized us to "make art" and to create something interesting following their open directions. Good times!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

It's easy to spend an hour or two going through the collections at this pleasant museum. The audio guide is inexpensive and very helpful. Also, the museum is free for seniors.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

It is very interesting museum of Japanese art of XX century. It is situated in the modern beautiful building. The collection is perfect : from Japanese paintings with French roots till our days. The biggest suprise was the exhibition of great Japanese artist Tamako Kataoka.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

There are a few National museums near by. You can choose tickets of one,two, three museums, or with special exhibition. The feature of this museum is that there is a hiding space with sunshine and nice view from the wide long window on level 3 or 4. You can sit and read a book . There is a long table... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

This tiny little museum packs a punch and puts on some great exhibitions, there is info on the artists and artwork and it is well laid out. The views of the park are great as well. The student rate is really good. :-) (thank goodness)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

the museum itself is nothing very much to write about. So it really depends on the exhibition and the weather. We saw a good exhibition so it was worth it. It was cold and rainy and the cafe is on a terrace outside, not so good in bad weather.

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