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The National Art Center, Tokyo

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Beautiful ... but you had to pay for every display

What a stunning structure and the art was lovely... the only down side was you have to pay for each... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melissa D
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Beautiful modern art museum

The architecture of this museum is quite appealing. Exhibition halls are vast and well lit. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT) is a unique and innovative art exhibition facility: instead of maintaining a permanent collection, it makes the most of a total of 14,000 square meters of exhibition space, one of the largest in Japan, and...more
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7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato 106-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
Akasaka, Roppongi
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a stunning structure and the art was lovely... the only down side was you have to pay for each exhibition which seemed a little steep!! But once inside the space was breathtaking and the art was just as impressive. We wandered around on a...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture of this museum is quite appealing. Exhibition halls are vast and well lit. There is no permanent collection which is a shame. We saw some contemporary Japanese art works which were interesting if uneven in quality.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

The building is beautiful, and worth a visit. Otherwise, I was left a little underwhelmed by it all. If you're familiar with European museums/galleries, you probably won't be missing much here - and I'm not talking from a Western perspective.

1  Thank Jose C
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We stopped at the National Art Center one day to see what exhibits were there at the time. We were surprised at all the wonderful offerings. We got there early in the morning and I would suggest going early. A perfect walk if you are...More

1  Thank mplsgossipgirl
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The four stars we are giving is mainly for the magnificent and very unique architecture of the Building and the nice surroundings around it. It was a bit surprising for us to see such a nice, quite and serene area in the midst of a...More

1  Thank ksriram_05
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This review is only for the building itself but not the exhibits. The design of the building is definitely unique - the curves and the lines of the building just flow together beautifully and the creative incorporation of the color fabrics into the building was...More

2  Thank S C
Reviewed 21 June 2018

saw the japanese media arts exhibit and was impressed, it was a free one and i would have gladly paid, nice displays on some recent anime hits

3  Thank Douglas William M
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We decided to go today given inclement weather and a change of plans. Overall, a positive, fi mixed, experience. Positive: facility itself, infrastructure, ease of use, especially for gai-jin. The Japanese anime and animation exhibit was quite interesting. We should have stuck with that. Negative:...More

3  Thank swb_muir_beach
Reviewed 12 June 2018

A modern architectural marvel itself, NAC Tokyo attracts people to its various exhibitions and creative shows. There are few stylish restaurants in unique settings.

Thank hasanarif
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Very relaxing atmosphere. Different from busy Tokyo city, you can find peace here. The exhibitions are always good, at least the ones I've came.

Thank _e244
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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
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Rachel C
31 May 2017|
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Response from Gett B | Reviewed this property |
Hello there! Yes, the entrance is free to the building itself. If you want to go to an exhibit, you will be charged, depending on which exhibit. It is a beautiful building all on itself! ❤️
Rachel C
31 May 2017|
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Response from Jupiter81 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can see the building inside for free. There also a bar, a restaurant and the shop where you can go.
19 April 2017|
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Response from Saif H | Reviewed this property |
It's Japan so basically both of them can be and it's not really packed there, so if you don't know what time are you going or when are you going to reach I'd rather you buy it when you reach there