The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo



Major venue
photo : Norihiro Ueno


This is an alternative-history MoMA, one consisting mostly of Japanese art from the turn of the 20th century onwards. Noteworthy features of the permanent collection are portraits by early Japanese modernist Kishida Ryusei and wartime paintings. The 1969 building, designed by Taniguchi Yoshiro (father of architect Taniguchi Yoshio) was renovated in 2001. Its location next to the moat and walls of the Imperial Palace makes it a prime stop for viewing springtime cherry blossoms and autumn foliage. Nearby is the Crafts Gallery, an impressive 1910 European-style brick building, once the base for the legions of guards who patrolled the Imperial Palace.

photo : Norihiro Ueno

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3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Transport Takebashi station (Tozai line), exits 1b.

Telephone 03 5777 8600

Open Art museum; Tue-Thur, Sat, Sun 10am-5pm, Fri 10am-8pm. Crafts gallery; Tue-Sun 10am-5pm ※Last admission is 30 minuites before closing.

Admission Collection Gallery <Art museum>adults ¥420, college students ¥130 <Craft Gallery>adults ¥200, college students ¥70/ under-18 and high school students, seniors (65 and over) are free/admission free day; 1st Sun of mth (permanent exhibition only) and May 18 (permanent exhibition only), Nov 3 (special exhibition and permanent exhibition)


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