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National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (must see)

The Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art is the first art museum in Japan. It features works by Western-style Japanese contemporary artists and traditional Nihonga artists.

Located in the Kitanomaru Park of Edo Castle, the museum was established as a facility governed by the Ministry of Education. It opened its doors in 1952. The first building was designed by Kunio Maekawa. It was redesigned twice and the most recent design was by architect, Yoshiro Taniguchi. Today the museum has two branches: the Crafts Gallery located in a nearby historic building and the National Film Center, the only institution in Japan devoted to the history and development of cinema.

The Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art collects and preserves works by contemporary Japanese artists. It is a research facility for students of contemporary art and exhibitions are frequently held based on specific themes. It has a few works by contemporary western artists and an impressive collection of works by Japanese contemporary art masters. Artists featured in the museum are Ai Mitsu, Hisao Domoto, Koga Harue, Aso Saburo and Kanae Yamamoto. Historic masterpieces are always on view while other exhibits are changed several times in a year.

Why You Should Visit:
Small, but top-notch permanent collection; interesting items, even for foreigners to appreciate visually without much explanation.
The (very modest) fee includes a ticket to MOMA, which is down the road a few 100 meters.

Tip:
Don't miss the great balcony view over the Tokyo Imperial Palace across the river.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Thu; Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm; Fri: 10am-8pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: National Museum of Modern Art
Sight Location: Tokyo, Japan
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Tokyo Imperial Palace Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
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Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Shibuya Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
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Art Museums in Tokyo

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Kitanomaru Park Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles

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