National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Chiyoda

4.2
#18 of 405 in Museums in Tokyo
Absorb a wealth of 20th-century works at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, showcasing Western and predominantly Nihonga (Japanese-style) artists. Run by the Ministry of Education, the museum opened in 1952 and displays a range of media. Visit the crafts exhibition space, covering ceramics, textiles, and more. Head to the national film center to see artifacts from the world of the moving image, including the nation's first animation, from 1917. Be sure to check the listings to see what temporary exhibits are on during your visit. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.
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  • The museum is worth checking out. The top two floors are good. The rest is just weird and kind of worthless. The interesting thing about the works of art on the top two floors is that the best pieces ...  more »
  • We were there when two special exhibitions were on. One on a renowned animation creator, and the other on pieces by women artists. The animation artist, Takahata Isao has made countless full length an...  more »
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  • Worth visiting (and right across road from Imperial Palace gardens). 3 floors of art plus special exhibitions in adjoining building. Over 65 free entry. Interesting collection of Japanese and contemporary art, including a number of silk painted art pieces. Lovely way to spend a few hours.
  • A fine museum with an interesting and diverse collection. Very pleased to see white light leds in some of the spaces, I hope these will replace tungsten lighting in all areas soon. No cafe open during our visit. A modest gift shop.
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