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National Museum of Western Art

7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5777-8600
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A great choice!

The permanent western art collection is worth seeing because it is well curated and not over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hokusai Exhibition!!!!

The weekend I was arrived this open and is on till Jan 2018. What can I say, 11/10, superb. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicholas P
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7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The permanent western art collection is worth seeing because it is well curated and not over bearing. To me, some very good choices. Noted on the Rodins just outside the museum - a good place to have them. Le Corbusier’s museum building in itself is...More

Thank Elfilibusterismo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The weekend I was arrived this open and is on till Jan 2018. What can I say, 11/10, superb. I visited twice I was so overwhelmed the first time. It's a huge exhibition and if you like Impressionist art it's worth visiting for that and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful, quiet, and wonderful fellow museum-goers. A very well-stocked museum full of famous works by Fragonard, Courbet, especially with Monet's large water lilies painting near the exit! BUT if you'll be bored by western art, you may skip this museum. Museum is also centrally located,...More

Thank Silkentofusauce
Reviewed 13 October 2017 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 11 October 2017

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 7 October 2017 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 6 October 2017 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
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
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