The National Art Center, Tokyo, Minato

4.3
#4 of 404 in Museums in Tokyo
Art and architecture enthusiasts should not miss the chance to visit The National Art Center, Tokyo. The center, opened in 2007, is noted for being an empty museum, meaning it doesn’t feature a permanent collection. Admire the imposing modern building, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and boasting a striking wavy glass facade. Step inside to admire the interior of the building, view one of the popular temporary displays, or check out the gift shop, restaurant, and cafe. Before you head to Tokyo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tokyo trip builder website , to make sure you see all that Tokyo has to offer, including The National Art Center, Tokyo.
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  • I came to the National Museum of Art, which is open on Monday, as well as the Klimt exhibition held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is also nice to be directly connected from Nogizaka Station, and it is also good that there is a special ticket office on the promenade in anticipation of congestion. In the neat and bright building, consideration is made to concentrate on the work, and a considerable amount of work is exhibited. Seeing a lot of works that serve as the basis for the formation of the separatists, we took a short break when the separatists stood up. It goes to the restroom in the rest place where there is a little play so that the break can be put by seeing the scenery outside, and it is a climax finally. This consideration was very grateful.
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  • I went to the Turkish Treasure Exhibition last month and the Vienna Modern Exhibition this month. It is conveniently connected to Nogizaka Station on the Chiyoda Line. It's a great building, and I like it because it always has art exhibitions that i'm interested in.
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  • Low sunlight brightens atrium of three stories height. One of the guys who is intrigued by the thoughtful people comes in with a frustrated expression and carefully presses the shutter. The outfit does not reveal the architect (or student), but you can read from the picture of the relationship between buildings and people. The National Art Center is composed of masses of large scale cone and reverse cone and wraps around with a wavy glass facade. Behind the building you can see that Aoyama Park is connected to the natural context. I was wondering if the horizontal pair-glass of the facade had affected Apple's new building.
  • Great piece of architecture. Nice light all day long. Plenty of space to have peaceful rest and enjoy quite ok coffee.
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