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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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Small but outstanding collection

This place drips Rodin sculptures from the front door! There is a whole room full of Impressionist... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2014
IOWman
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Switzerland
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Claude Monet Hall (13 paintings)

The museum is not big. The sculptures by Auguste Rodin welcomes you at the entrance. there are 13... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2014
KathleenHK
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Hong Kong, China
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7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This place drips Rodin sculptures from the front door! There is a whole room full of Impressionist pictures. Staggeringly lovely. It's a small gallery by London standards, but well worth the visit. It also stands in Ueno Park which, when it's not hissing down with...More

Thank IOWman
Reviewed 12 May 2014

The museum is not big. The sculptures by Auguste Rodin welcomes you at the entrance. there are 13 paintings by Claude Monet that forms a hall for them. That includes one of his famed paintings - Water Lillies. It has only one painting by Vincent...More

Thank KathleenHK
Reviewed 9 May 2014

This museum is rather small, but it is very nice none the less. There is a wide range of art in the permanent collection, and has something for everyone I enjoyed it quite a lot, but I wouldn't call it spectacular. There is a great...More

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 26 April 2014

I visited the National Museum of Western Art when they had a couple of special exhibits, which were quite nice. I was lucky. The permanent collection is eclectic. It includes many sculptures by Rodin and samples from just about every school from the Renaissance until...More

Thank Yuri S
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Not a huge collection of Western Art - it is not The Prado - but it is a quality one. I visited in January 2014 while the Monet Special Exhibition was on. Apart from Monet, it was great to be able to see original paintings...More

Thank Spencer C
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Situated in Ueno park with proximity to Tokyo National Museum you'll find this smaller museum of western art. The museum building in it self is actually a part of the exhibition as it is designed by Le Corbusier, it is also hosting art by him...More

Thank Fredrik N
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Too see Japanese growth through the eras and watch all the colourful, majestic displays was something I will never forget. From the animals to the people everything seems so life like. My favourite was the dome theatre, you stand on a bridge a movie plays...More

Thank Enricoh Alfonzo N
Reviewed 1 January 2014

I visited this museum and was pleasantly suprised with the detail of the collections. You must visit while the Monet exhibition is still there as it is fantastic. Definitely a museum not to miss in Ueno

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 12 December 2013

I appreciated this museum even before I stepped inside. A sculpture garden full of Rodin's works, including "The Thinker" and "Gates of Hell," stands near the entrance; and the building shows off Le Corbusier's typical 1950s design. Inside, two exhibitions held my interest, but I...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I've made two visits to the National Museum of Western Art over the last 5 years. With a great permanent collection and good temporary exhibits, it is always a great place to spend an hour or so. It makes a great addition to your visit...More

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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
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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