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National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Tokyo Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan)

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Tokyo Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan) Review

Founded in 1952 and moved to its present site in 1969, this was Japan's first national art museum. Twentieth- and 21st-century Japanese and Western art is featured throughout the year, but the museum tends to be rather lackadaisical about how these exhibitions are organized and presented, and the exhibitions are seldom on the cutting edge. The second through fourth floors house the permanent collection, which includes the painting, prints, and sculpture by Rousseau, Picasso, Tsuguji Fujita, Ryuzaburo Umehara, and Taikan Yokoyama.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3–1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Imperial Palace and Government District, Tokyo, 102-8322 | Map It
  • Phone: 03/5777–8600
  • Cost: ¥420, includes admission to the Kogeikan; free 1st Sun. of month
  • Hours: Tues.–Thurs. and weekends 10–5, Fri. 10–8
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  • Subway: Tozai subway line, Takebashi Station (Exit 1B); Hanzo-mon and Shinjuku subway lines, Kudanshita Station (Exit 2)
  • Location: Imperial Palace and Government District
Updated: 08-19-2013

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