National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Tokyo

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Absorb a wealth of 20th-century works at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, showcasing Western and predominantly Nihonga (Japanese-style) artists. Run by the Ministry of Education, the museum opened in 1952 and displays a range of media. Visit the crafts exhibition space, covering ceramics, textiles, and more. Head to the national film center to see artifacts from the world of the moving image, including the nation's first animation, from 1917. Be sure to check the listings to see what temporary exhibits are on during your visit. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tokyo using our trip planner.
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  • I really wanted to see the Peter Doig exhibition. However with the coronavirus online booking is strongly recommended. However when I tried to book tickets I discovered that non Japanese credit cards....  more
    I really wanted to see the Peter Doig exhibition. However with the coronavirus online booking is strongly recommended. However when I tried to book tickets I discovered that non Japanese credit cards....  more »
  • For those who are interested in Japanese modern art this is s good place to see it all in one place. The visit shouldn’t take more than 1.5 hours, the museum has 4 floors and contains a wide range of....  more
    For those who are interested in Japanese modern art this is s good place to see it all in one place. The visit shouldn’t take more than 1.5 hours, the museum has 4 floors and contains a wide range of....  more »
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  • This is a small-scale museum housed in a great building with great layout in a great location. There are plenty of benches to sit on and rest your legs after touring each floor. The best pit stop is the area where you have a clear view of the Imperial Palace grounds. The souvenir shop offers different knickknacks for all kinds of visitors.
  • Encompassing a huge collection of art ranging from the Meiji era (1868-1912) to the modern day, the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) showcases works by both Japanese and international artists, demonstrating the cultural impact the West has had on Japanese art, starting at the turn of the 20th century. With over 13,000 items, the works at MOMAT reflect a turbulent Japan that was rapidly modernizing and changing as they were created, giving you an extensive visual insight into the time period.

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