The National Art Center, Tokyo

(国立新美術館)
Art Museum
六本木, 東京
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  • The art museums at 国立新美術館 (The National Art Center, Tokyo) is a can't miss
  • Aj
    "Yayoi Kusama gift shop"(3 Tips)
    呉 松.
    "awesome architecture and the exhibitions"(17 Tips)
    Gabriel G.
    "There is an amazing Tadao Ando exhibition running until December 18."(3 Tips)
    Angelina H.
    "atypical products in the museum shop in the basement"(3 Tips)
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  • ChubbyChineseGirl
    ChubbyChineseGirlAugust 22, 2013
    Apple Store on steroids. Or the child of apple store and MoMa. Even is you don't come for the exhibit, the space alone is worth a visit. Have. Latte and just chill. Don't miss the gift shop.
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel GrinbergOctober 13, 2017
    There is an amazing Tadao Ando exhibition running until December 18. A bit pricy (1500 Y) but very thorough, save a couple of hours for it.There's even a full scale replica of the church of light!
  • JT
    JTMay 29, 2016
    Saw the issey miyake and Renoir exhibits - they were both wonderful. Renoir was really crowded and difficult to get a good view. Highly recommend the issey for anyone interested in Japanese design!!
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WhiteheadApril 4, 2016
    We saw the Issey Miyake exhibition. It was superbly curated. The way this show is imaginatively curated by the NACT really helps to convey the conceptual and ethical roots of Mikyake's oeuvre
  • Eric D.
    Eric DallemagneAugust 5, 2017
    One of Japan's most dexterous and vast cultural spaces, the museum doesn't stand still: rather than housing a permanent collection, it instead hosts a changing schedule of ambitious exhibits.
    Upvoted Apr 21
  • Kylie W.
    Kylie WilsonJuly 16, 2016
    Beautiful architecture, worth a visit just for that. Have a coffee and sit on the deck.
  • Katie N.
    Katie NugentMarch 31, 2017
    The Kusama exhibition was excellent. Be prepared to drop some Yen at the gift shop. The building itself is beautiful, spacious and a great place to spend a rainy day in Tokyo.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJuly 22, 2015
    The National Art Center, Tokyo, designed by famed architect, Kisho Kurokawa, is one of Japan’s only “empty museums”, with no permanent collection or display, just temporary sponsored exhibitions.
  • Yurika S.
    Yurika StarrMay 13, 2017
    Amazing space & great exhibitions that are always changing. Popular exhibits get really crowded so pick days and time wisely. The museum shop is also worth checking out.
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff ForbesOctober 11, 2015
    Really awesome building with rotating exhibits. Make sure to check out the website before going!
  • Eliza C.
    Eliza ChangMay 28, 2017
    You can buy tickets online (if English-speaking, use the Google Chrome translate version of the website). Yayoi Kusama exhibit was stunning!
  • Alexander K.
    Alexander KwongOctober 4, 2015
    Nice contemporary building with local modern art exhibition, the whole Roppongi area is definitely worth a visit if you are visiting Tokyo.
  • Flávia S.
    Flávia SatoSeptember 7, 2016
    Beautiful architecture and the Nika exposition is totally worth the visit: amazing sculptures, paintings, design pieces and photographies.
  • Surface Magazine
    Surface MagazineMay 17, 2016
    With its curvy glass facade and a staggering 150,000 square feet of installation space, the National Art Center is the largest of its kind in Japan. Read more
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DuffyJuly 28, 2016
    Great architecture, but be warned if you go here on a hot day they keep the AC to a minimum
  • Mary
    MaryJune 23, 2017
    The actual galleries were ok--pretty small collection. No descriptions of art in English like other museums. But the store was fun! Great for souvenirs.
  • Yoshihiro U.
    Yoshihiro UmezawaSeptember 20, 2016
    In 1982, 1991, 1999, 2006, 2016 years.Once again reunited at the great exhibition.Inspired by nostalgia and his more realistic surrealism.
  • Angelina H.
    Angelina HueFebruary 28, 2017
    Excellent exhibition and well-curated selection of creative, atypical products in the museum shop in the basement
  • Nick C.
    Nick CrockerMay 11, 2017
    Loved the paintings section. Train station is directly underneath the gallery.
  • Simon B.
    Simon BostockAugust 11, 2017
    The building is wonderful. Some of the exhibitions are great too.
  • 呉 松.
    呉 松本July 27, 2013
    Awesome. This place is just such an awesome architecture and the exhibitions are great. Fantastic
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew COctober 16, 2016
    Dali exhibition is pretty good. The building itself is beautiful.
  • Tommy A.
    Tommy AuOctober 8, 2017
    Fantastic museum, Tadao Ando was exhibiting at the time. Really worth a visit!
  • Jase P.
    Jase PMarch 27, 2016
    Lots of free exhibits and some great paid stuff. No permanent collection, so the contents are always changing.
  • dawn.in.newyork
    dawn.in.newyorkJanuary 29, 2015
    Attractive architecture itself. Its worth stopping by while visiting Roppongi.
  • Amy .
    Amy 🍦October 3, 2011
    Don't overlook the museum shop in the basement - well-curated collection of contemporary Japanese product design
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaMarch 15, 2015
    More of an architectural sight than a museum. Great to relax with a coffee and browse their gift shop.
  • Mel D.
    Mel DelazariAugust 30, 2017
    Amazing building, love the design! Worth the visit
  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts
    Catch up on modern and contemporary art while getting a few design souvenirs. Read more
  • Jaume S.
    Jaume SolerJune 22, 2014
    2005. 45,000 m2. Energy-saving design. Symbiotic relationship with the surrounding areas.
  • Alexander Z.
    Alexander ZhukovNovember 25, 2017
    It’s not really a museum, more like art oriented exhibition center. Saw two exhibitions - Tadao Ando Great) and Shinkai Makoto (mediocre). Overpriced and overcrowded, as usual in Tokyo
  • Savannah P.
    Savannah PetrickAugust 26, 2016
    don't bother buying tix at the gate- just go in to look around then buy individual exhibit tix inside
  • Aj
    AjApril 28, 2017
    Hit up the Yayoi Kusama gift shop first, otherwise it's a 45 minute wait just to check out.
  • m d.
    m dSeptember 25, 2014
    Designed by Kishi Kurokawa. Looks "stylish" architecture.
  • Vidya D.
    Vidya DenarsitaMay 2, 2017
    Great art museum ♥️
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinbackNovember 23, 2011
    Huge and cool building, with occasional good shows!
  • Egor L.
    Egor LavrentevOctober 17, 2017
    Tadao Ando exhibition <3
  • Wdychen N.
    Wdychen NYCNovember 21, 2013
    Architecture designed by the legendary Kisho Kurokawa 黒川紀章!
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GraysonJune 2, 2017
    If you expect a line, you continue be disappointed.
  • Eduardo C.
    Eduardo ChristophNovember 21, 2015
    Love the building!
  • Bailey
    BaileyNovember 24, 2016
    The Dali exhibit was awesome 👏
  • Mikoy
    MikoyFebruary 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    media art show
  • Guillaume F.
    Guillaume FlandreFebruary 26, 2015
    Out of this world architecture
  • K
    KApril 14, 2017
    The architecture is incredible.
  • Rowan K.
    Rowan KrzysiakDecember 9, 2016
    The set-up is really dated.
  • ben 信.
    ben 信長May 21, 2017
    Here for Yayoi Kusama and Alphons Mucha 🙏🏻
  • Tengis
    TengisNovember 4, 2017
    Tadao Ando exhibit was everything!
  • Luz S.
    Luz SabinaApril 23, 2014
    Modern and beautiful.
  • Benjamin G.
    Benjamin GadbawMay 20, 2016
    Amazing gift shop
  • Yoshihiro U.
    Yoshihiro UmezawaJune 25, 2017
    I saw Giacometti exhibition.24-6-2017,
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