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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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A lovely designed art museum in the heart of Roppongi

I saw the most impressive exposition of Rene Magritte here. The museum is very well-designed, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
warren D
Amazing building...but need to pay for exhibits.

Amazing building..and a number of good-excellent restraints including a Paul Boucuse brassiere... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philippo A
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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 2 days ago

I saw the most impressive exposition of Rene Magritte here. The museum is very well-designed, the exhibitions often very attractive like the Pierre Bonnard currently showing. For art lovers, the art museums in Ueno Park, the National Art Center, and the museums around the Imperial...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing building..and a number of good-excellent restraints including a Paul Boucuse brassiere. Note that all exhibits need to be paid for...I made a mistake when getting tickets as I asked how much and was advised that it is free to enter the centre. The lass...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

glad that I had a chance for Ando exhibition when i came across Tokyo. I don't have to travel Osaka and Hokkaido. Ando exhibition consolidated his signature project in one place. There's was a little church outside of it and demo workplace in Osaka was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum doesn't have a permanent collection, which means that the exhibitions change very often. The building is really nice, including very good restaurants, and the choice of the themes is always very interesting. Although the prices are a bit high, the collections presented are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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 GettB | 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 saifmh1985 | 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