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The National Art Center, Tokyo

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Akasaka / Roppongi
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Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
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Architecture

It's impressive architecture. You don't have to pay admission to the exhibitions, if you just want to enjoy the building. Note to danes: I think all chairs and benches inside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's impressive architecture. You don't have to pay admission to the exhibitions, if you just want to enjoy the building. Note to danes: I think all chairs and benches inside, except in ground floor cafe, are Danish :-)

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inside and outside of this museum are both architectural marvels aside from the art being displayed. I went to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit and could not have been more blown away. Everything is in english and japanese and you are taken from her early works to present day. You learn of her continuing journey, her inspiration and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

草間彌生の個展へ。乃木坂駅直結で美術館にありがちな、入口までがめっちゃ遠いがなくてそれだけで嬉しい。たった一時間楽しみました。 I went to a new national museum to viewing Yayoi kusama.nogizaka stasion is very convenient.it's connected to the museum.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I visited the National Art Center was attracted by the design of the architecture and the restaurant, Brasserie Paul Bocuse Le Musee, on 2/F. This is the affordable version of French cuisine in particular for lunch is only JPY2,200 up and no reservation is required for lunch. There’s a museum shop corner on the ground floor but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the NACT to see the Emmanuelle Moureaux Forest of Numbers exhibition which was breathtaking (note - temp. installation closing 31 Jan) but the building alone would have been worth the visit. Incredible architecture and free entry. A short walk from Roppongi Hills and Mori tower which is worth a visit for stunning views of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was there but it was closed for holidays. I purposely went there because I saw the anime 'Your Name' (was a big hit in 2016).

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Thank Quack H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I took my mother and my children here, and children are great fans like myself of Japanese anime and I was also hoping to catch a climpse of some kimonos or other traditional things, instead it was full of large ugly paintings by European painters or strange modern things or photos or strange things, it made my youngest son cry... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The Art Centre is located in Ropponggi and I think it was beautiful, I loved that the building which was made of glass and metal seemed like a textured wave of water. The galleries featured rising contemporary Japanese artists. A good place to visit if you enjoy both art and Architecture.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

There are a restaurant and three Cafeterias in this museum. They often have free exhibitions. It's easy to access from the nearest station. I love the cafe in the second floor. It looks like a floating in the air. Each exhibition rooms are huge and a lots of interesting exhibitions there. Admission is free except special one. You can spend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Please Don't take photos there, because I did and yet they were extremely nice and asked me in a nice way not to do so. They have around 3 floors of amazing arts and Japanese symbols arts that will make you amazed and wondering how did they do it

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Akasaka / Roppongi
Not so long ago the Akasaka and Roppongi areas were famous for their nightlife, high-class restaurants, bars and clubs. More recently, with the opening of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown and Akasaka Sacas, the area has declared itself as the most fashionable spot to be seen. The area also hosts the National Art Center and the Mori Art Museum and lots of trendy art galleries.
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