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The National Art Center, Tokyo

Open Now: 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Great building and some good exhibitions

This is a great building, it’s an exhibition space really and there were about four on when we went... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
Absolute Beauty

An absolute beauty of a building. Stunning detail. It was a great experience just to wander around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“le musee”(4 reviews)
The National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT) is a unique and innovative art exhibition facility: instead of maintaining a permanent collection, it makes the most of a total of 14,000 square meters of exhibition space, one of the largest in Japan, and...more
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7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka, Roppongi
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great building, it’s an exhibition space really and there were about four on when we went (Nov 18). It’s also a good place to eat, they had a celebrity french Chef when we were there, ok for a few hours... FYI, some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute beauty of a building. Stunning detail. It was a great experience just to wander around looking at the space & feeling the atmosphere. Exhibits nee to be paid tho. Must go for architecture enthusiast.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank arifyasin90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A range of different art Studios, which have pieces for sale. Local art. I didnt buy any. Many of the studios have free entrance. Nice bar and cafe for a refuelling break ;)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JasonMichaelJones
Reviewed 16 December 2018

I saw the most impressive exposition of Rene Magritte here. The museum is very well-designed, the exhibitions often very attractive like the Pierre Bonnard currently showing. For art lovers, the art museums in Ueno Park, the National Art Center, and the museums around the Imperial...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Amazing building..and a number of good-excellent restraints including a Paul Boucuse brassiere. Note that all exhibits need to be paid for...I made a mistake when getting tickets as I asked how much and was advised that it is free to enter the centre. The lass...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Philippo A
Reviewed 26 November 2018

glad that I had a chance for Ando exhibition when i came across Tokyo. I don't have to travel Osaka and Hokkaido. Ando exhibition consolidated his signature project in one place. There's was a little church outside of it and demo workplace in Osaka was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

The museum doesn't have a permanent collection, which means that the exhibitions change very often. The building is really nice, including very good restaurants, and the choice of the themes is always very interesting. Although the prices are a bit high, the collections presented are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joao_FGR
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

What a stunning structure and the art was lovely... the only down side was you have to pay for each exhibition which seemed a little steep!! But once inside the space was breathtaking and the art was just as impressive. We wandered around on a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 732melissad
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The architecture of this museum is quite appealing. Exhibition halls are vast and well lit. There is no permanent collection which is a shame. We saw some contemporary Japanese art works which were interesting if uneven in quality.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The building is beautiful, and worth a visit. Otherwise, I was left a little underwhelmed by it all. If you're familiar with European museums/galleries, you probably won't be missing much here - and I'm not talking from a Western perspective.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were
famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants,
bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of
Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the
area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot
to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art
Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art
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Rachel C
1 June 2017|
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Response from GettB | Reviewed this property |
Hello there! Yes, the entrance is free to the building itself. If you want to go to an exhibit, you will be charged, depending on which exhibit. It is a beautiful building all on itself! ❤️
Rachel C
1 June 2017|
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Response from Jupiter81 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can see the building inside for free. There also a bar, a restaurant and the shop where you can go.
19 April 2017|
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Response from saifmh1985 | Reviewed this property |
It's Japan so basically both of them can be and it's not really packed there, so if you don't know what time are you going or when are you going to reach I'd rather you buy it when you reach there