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The National Museum of Modern Art

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3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda 102-0091, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

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!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JPDallas
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The National Museum of Modern Art is a great museum with a collection of modern Japanese art. It is worth checking out when you are in Tokyo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Happened to be around the vicinity and decided to check out the museum. The staffs are very friendly, and helpful. One can easily spent hours inside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank aflame_SG
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EmeryJoe
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is a beautiful museum very close to the Imperial Palace. The artwork in the collections is beautiful, but the highlight was seeing the Yokohama Taikan exhibit. It was amazing!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ski5525
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tariq M
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We enjoyed the Yokoyama Taikan exhibition. Very well done. The scrolls and screens were so simple and beautiful. A wonderful place to spend a cloudy afternoon.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank C2J4H
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Museum entrance is free for permanent collection. The visit is interresting to see all exchanges between east and west during XIX and XX centuries.

Date of experience: May 2018
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