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National Museum of Western Art

7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5777-8600
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Excellent art

The exhibition “Van Gogh and Japan” was an interesting insight into Japonism. There was a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah M
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A little bit disappointed

I expected many impressionists works but it is just less than I thought. Personally I prefer the... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Seoul, South Korea
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7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibition “Van Gogh and Japan” was an interesting insight into Japonism. There was a beautiful exhibition on realism too.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I expected many impressionists works but it is just less than I thought. Personally I prefer the building of Tokyo national museum than this building, which is world heritage. Maybe because it is designed by famous(?) French, Le Corbusier. There are some sculptures from Rodin....More

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 30 November 2017

If you are in Tokyo and you like art like. so called Western Art you have to visit this museum... regardless of them having a special exhibit (which may or may not be extraordinary) they just have unbelievable collection of art...

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The permanent western art collection is worth seeing because it is well curated and not over bearing. To me, some very good choices. Noted on the Rodins just outside the museum - a good place to have them. Le Corbusier’s museum building in itself is...More

Thank Elfilibusterismo
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The weekend I was arrived this open and is on till Jan 2018. What can I say, 11/10, superb. I visited twice I was so overwhelmed the first time. It's a huge exhibition and if you like Impressionist art it's worth visiting for that and...More

2  Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Peaceful, quiet, and wonderful fellow museum-goers. A very well-stocked museum full of famous works by Fragonard, Courbet, especially with Monet's large water lilies painting near the exit! BUT if you'll be bored by western art, you may skip this museum. Museum is also centrally located,...More

Thank Silkentofusauce
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I love this museum. It's in the Ueno park which is very nice to walk around. Beautiful architecture designed by Le Corbusier. When you go inside you can see the slopes instead stairs. Has nice garden middle of the building. You can see Rodin's sculptures...More

Thank Jiyoung K
Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you are privileged to have visited the great museums elsewhere, this one will not impress you. But in fairness, it's like a museum of asian art in Europe, by necessity it will not be a great museum in it's kind. Worth a visit, the...More

Thank DimitriVol
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The impressionist 19th century exhibit was closed when I visited that's was a shame. The other paintings and art objects were of a very high standard. Even the ring collection was well presented. Would like a little more information on Rodin's 'The thinker' out the...More

1  Thank Luke C
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I was not expecting this. Not only was it an incredible gallery with a stunning collection of amazing western art, but the building itself is incredible. Designed by Le Corbousier it's a stunning example of modernist architecture. Worth the small entry price for the interior...More

Thank Patrick L
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
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