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National Museum of Western Art

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Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-5405-8686
09:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Thu 09:30 - 17:30
Fri 09:30 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 17:30

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Unique set up. The selection really is incredible. The only problem was the crowds. Must have come on a very crowded day but everyone was still polite and quiet and happy to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did not like the exhibitions, a few objects, a few things to see...very nice the building of the museum.

Thank SettembreNero
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique set up. The selection really is incredible. The only problem was the crowds. Must have come on a very crowded day but everyone was still polite and quiet and happy to be there.

Thank GaoLele
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice selection of western art, from Dutch masters to impressionists to modern. Nice gallery of Monet pieces, including a large water lillies piece. Opens till late, good for 1-2 hours at the end of the day when the other attractions are closed.

Thank LCW24
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we passed this hotel we couldn't help but notice the huge replica of Rodin's Thinker in the gardens. We went inside and really enjoyed the exhibition. Very well presented.

Thank tjardar
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Went here in the morning caused i had an hour to burn, and I'm glad i came. They had a special exhibition but i didn't go, i stuck with the permanent exhibition section. They had a good selection of paintings and sculptures, and when i went on a Wednesday morning, there was hardly anyone which made it easy and relaxing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It was one of my favourite places in Tokyo! A cheap but a great Museum! You will see a lot of original western art works from styles from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic as well as Modern.

Thank KarolaRS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Designed by Le Corbusier this is an inspiring building with an array of art to match, early European works through to a mass of Rodin and a room full of Monet. It really is a collection that any European gallery would be proud of. It's a shame you can't take pictures , more for the form and shape of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had a morning to fill and decided to go to one of the museums near Ueno. Having seen a banner about a le Corbusier exhibition at the National Museum of Western Art, we decided to go there. It was, therefore, a bit disappointing to discover that the "exhibition" consisted of a couple of wall panels full of Japanese text... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

There are large number of beautiful Western art pieces to see. It is curated really nicely and displayed extraordinarily well. Don't be surprised that in Tokyo this is an excellent place to see and understand Western Art. The building is very well designed to display art and lead you from one gallery to the next. There are many unique and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This museum might not have many famous paintings from western artist and yet it manages to consolidate a great interesting panorama of the western art from the early 1200 to the persent day, with paintings and sculpture. The Building, designed by Le Corubusier it's reason alone to visit this place as the exhibition will take your hand and make you... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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