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National Museum of Western Art

7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5405-8686
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Mone and Pollock

I love this museum. It's in the Ueno park which is very nice to walk around. Beautiful architecture... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jiyoung K
via mobile
Nothing to write home about, but worth a visit.

If you are privileged to have visited the great museums elsewhere, this one will not impress you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DimitriVol
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank Luke C
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Not only is the National Museum of Western Art very beautiful, The MatsukataCollection of art assembled by Kojiro Matsukata, a Prime Minister of Japan, a visionary and astute art collector is housed there. And what a collection it is. The art works here, ranging from...More

Thank outsidethesquare
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Though smaller that I expected but many good collections of very famous artists like Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Renoir, Gauguin... etc. Also the museum just next to the Ueno Park, good to have a walk there too.

Thank jenncherngshia
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It's so nice and amazing about architecture when come inside museum. Especially, we come in night. Those are many painting and statue to be displayed unique and fancy.

Thank Kateltpt
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The core collection housed in this 1959 Le Corbusier-designed building, Japan’s only national museum devoted to Western art, was assembled by Kawasaki shipping magnate Matsukata Kojiro in the early 1900s. Considering that the collection was begun so recently, it was surprisingly good, ranging from 15th-century...More

Thank ericdallemagne
Reviewed 26 July 2017

we could only manage a brief visit but I did get to have a look around. The story boards were unfortunately in Japanese and I could only understand the pictures and drawings. I would have loved to read more. The building is beautifully maintained and...More

Thank wing6rider-Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We happened to pass the National Museum of Western Art on our way back from Ueno Zoo and decided to go and see the collection. It was surprising that entry for under 13's and over 65's was free though we were very happy with the...More

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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
...More
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