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The National Art Center, Tokyo

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Akasaka / Roppongi
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Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-5777-8600
10:00 - 17:30
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A lovely museum to spend a day or half a day at

I've always wanted to come here since my first Tokyo trip. Since I had more time, I decided to go, and it just so happened that the Dali exhibition was up and running when I came... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Gett B
Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've always wanted to come here since my first Tokyo trip. Since I had more time, I decided to go, and it just so happened that the Dali exhibition was up and running when I came to visit! This museum is so lovely - the architecture of it reminds me of waves from the ocean. The surrounding area is very... More 

Thank Gett B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a great place to admire art with all kinds of exhibitions . I got into Dali's special exhibition, which had over a hundred of Dali's artworks. A must see place if you're looking for inspiration.

Thank Alberto S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

lots of great art to see there. i loved each and every room decorated iwth different arts went there for whole day and it was an amazing experience

Thank Shubhaangi S
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I came here during the time of the Issey Miyake retrospective and the exhibit really didn't disappoint. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it doesn't really seem like a museum; it doesn't have any permanent collections whatsoever, this is just an area where art exhibits are showcased. As for the building itself, I think it's still worth seeing due to... More 

Thank Mathias F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The National Art Centre is itself a beautiful building and a worthwhile visit. Not only the exterior, but the huge open internal spaces create the special feel that an Art Centre should. In addition, I attended the Dali exhibit which was something very special and interesting from an historical view as well as artistic. The cafe was also a pleasant... More 

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boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This museum has no pernanent collection, so you must pick which exhibits you want to see and buy the ticket for that exhibit. I saw the Dali exhibit and was impressed. lovely cafe to get a drink and pastry afterwards.

Thank milkthistleseed
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Dali exhibit cost 1600 yen. It was crowded by very orderly. It was a Monday but the exhibit was still full. Chronologically ordered to show Dali's earlier works and later foray into surrealism. There are a few media works and sculptures displayed as well. Worthwhile to spend an afternoon here.

Thank Joanna L
Candolim, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Cool building, and nearby Roppongi Hills which is nice to go explore afterwards. They always have a number of exhibitions free to foreign visitors it seems, so bring your passport if that applies. Particularly enjoyed the exhibition in the run up to the Tokyo Paralympics, where you could try various different wheelchair designs.

Thank haddad94
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went here to see the Dali exhibition which was great but quite crowded so I would advise going early but the other attraction is the building itself and the restaurant which is up on this concrete structure and had a great French meal which for the quality of the food was value for money. The other main ? Permanent exhibition... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This Art Center is a fascinating building and the architecture itself is worth seeing. The ground is beautiful too. I understand that this Art Center is an exhibition hall and it does not have its own collection. I was lucky to see Dali exhibition there. I enjoyed my visit very much.

Thank TMLA

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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 galleries.
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