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Although being the national modern art museum, there were not a lot of great works for viewing. About 200 pieces of permanent collection were in display, mostly from 1900 -1960's. There was no explanation of each piece. Pretty dry, not informative!
Japan has been on the cutting edge of modern art with the films of Ozu, Miyazaki and Korosawa and even going as far back as Hiroshigi who influenced some of Europe's most famous artists like van Gogh and Monet. The National Museum of Modern Art...More
I went there on a rainy day and I'm glad I did! I spent there a good few hours - there were some pieces when I was asking "is this even art?" (photos from some small Canadian town were especially mundane and not museum-worthy), but...More
Located on the northwestern corner of the Imperial Palace area, this is a great museum for Japanese art, and although it focuses on modern art, it shows art of the past 2-3 centuries. The day we visited, there was a wonderful temporary exhibit of the...More
The art is displayed well, but I didn't really understand how many of the rooms in the permanent collection were curated.
I also found a painting of the construction of the Burma railway which seemed to deliberately ignore the cruelty involved in its construction, very...More
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular