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The National Art Center, Tokyo

7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5777-8600
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Architect's delight

A must visit venue. Tadao Ando exhition currently on show. Paul Bocuse restaurant offers a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Exhibitions vary in quality.

I visited the Tadao Ando exhibition here and it was terrific. Highly recommended - they do a good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka / Roppongi
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must visit venue. Tadao Ando exhition currently on show. Paul Bocuse restaurant offers a competant lunch menu.

Thank Danny2611
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited the Tadao Ando exhibition here and it was terrific. Highly recommended - they do a good job showing this architect's work. Architecture is notoriously hard for museum exhibits, because it's largely texts, photos, and drawings - all flat. This exhibition succeeded better than...More

Thank FlamingoJohn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Look carefully at the variance of reviews for this space (many favorable ones are for the wrong museum). A space only rivaled by Stalinist Soviet architecture. Looming, dingy and feels much older than it is. Individual exhibitions carry their own fees. Most are amateurish at...More

2  Thank windance
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I ended a tour here and was so glad I did. They had an exhibit of premeire Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Easy to navigate the floors, nice cafe inside the museum.

Thank 15anglee
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Marvelous art exhibitions, with many revolving shows that rarely disappoint and always at least something on that is of interest - check it out online to plan your visit and maximize your time. The building's architecture is exquisite, enabling many to just sit and enjoy...More

2  Thank casualobserv
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

One of Japan's most dexterous and vast cultural spaces, Tokyo's National Art Center doesn't stand still: rather than housing a permanent collection, it instead hosts a constantly changing schedule of ambitious and comprehensive exhibitions. Opened 10 years ago, it marked its anniversary this year with...More

Thank ericdallemagne
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The museum's interior space is very contemporary and spacious, the center area on the first floor has a nice sitting space where you can buy some coffee and snacks. Me and my friends went to a sculpture art exhibition by Alberto Giacometti and it was...More

Thank Nathan C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Visited this museum to see real life locations from Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa. Very interesting architecture and the subway station going to this museum is one of the best in Tokyo. Bonus points for being just a short walk away from the Mori...More

Thank Ycel D
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Went to see this artist's show and found a very beautifully designed museum space. Easily accessible from the subway it was worth the trip.

1  Thank ChrisKelso
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Does not have a standing collection but really does have amazing exhibitions. Loves seeing an amazing Gicometti collection there.

Thank Samsgrrl00
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 Gett B | 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 Saif H | 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