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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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Mucha Special Exhibit at the Impressive Art Center

The art Center is easily accessible, almost linked through the walkways to the Nogizaka and Roppongi subway stations. I was in Japan before, but had not stepped inside. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
takechan2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The art Center is easily accessible, almost linked through the walkways to the Nogizaka and Roppongi subway stations. I was in Japan before, but had not stepped inside. The structure itself is amazingly designed, with ADA compliant way, with ample restrooms and sitting areas. Beside a restaurant, it has cafes and cafeteria. When my daughter (in her 40s) and I... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The exhibition is stunning and well presented and gives a good overview of Yayoi Kusama's body of work. The main hall is spacious and it is possible to walk around at leisure. However we were rushed through the light exhibit far too quickly. The merchandise section was chaotic but the museum shop in the basement is well worth a visit... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Alfons Mucha art was on display for the first time outside the Czech Republic. Many displays are free but we had to pay to see this one.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband, 14-year-old daughter and I visited the National Art Center on our recent visit to Tokyo in March. We were unaware that it was a national holiday (spring solstice) and were amazed by the large crowds on a Monday morning. However, the line was well worth the wait. We saw the large-scale Yayoi Kusama show and it was absolutely... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful exhibition and really well curated. The centre piece 'My Eternal Soul' was engrossing and rich for all the family. The retrospective then around the surrounding galleries was perfect size to take you through her work including a couple of instaltions.

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the fabulous kusama retrospective here. After the exhibit, we ate lunch within the Art Center. If the exhibit is of interest, well worth the visit. Dramatic architecture, particularly from within.

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Thank Dianne V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today we visited an exhibit by Yayoi Kusama at the Art Center. One of the best art exhibits I have ever seen. I loved her art - she is a hunted soul, but extremely talented and creates beautiful art. The Art Center's building has an interesting architecture and I am looking forward to seeing more exhibits there.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sleek modern exterior of this building lets you know right away it takes the business of art seriously. Exhibits change frequently, and the 10 year anniversary exhibit by Yayoi Kusama is fun and enchanting. The hall and the cafe's are good places to take a break from the city scape and still feel Japan.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Massive art museum complex near Roppongi - convenient to public transportation. Excellent exhibits - globally known artists as well as tons of local artists as well. 4 - 5 restaurants /cafes. 2 gift shops. The local art exhibits sometimes have 1,000s of paints (yes thousands!). Close to Mori Museum as well... 10 minutes walk.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yayoi Kusama's 'My Eternal Soul' collection is AMAZING. Literally brought tears to my eyes. Beyond the gallery where you can take pictures, you can see her life's work progress all the way to her 2017 projects including the dot room outside the exhibit that you take part of. Great for kids, great for adults, great for non-art savvy friends But... More 

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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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