The National Art Center in Tokyo

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  • The National Art Center in Tokyo

    The National Art Center in Tokyo

  • Glass Facade of The National Art Center in Tokyo

    Glass Facade of The National Art Center

  • Entrance of The National Art Center in Tokyo

    Entrance of The National Art Center in Tokyo

  • The National Art Center With Tokyo Midtown In The Background

    The National Art Center With Tokyo Midtown In The Background

  • Great Architecture Inside The National Art Center in Tokyo

    Great Architecture Inside The National Art Center in Tokyo

  • Great Architecture Inside The National Art Center in Tokyo

    Inside The National Art Center in Tokyo

  • Inside The National Art Center In Tokyo

    Inside The National Art Center in Tokyo

  • Inside The National Art Center In Tokyo

    Inside The National Art Center in Tokyo

  • Great Architecture Inside The National Art Center in Tokyo

    Great Architecture Inside The National Art Center in Tokyo

  • Glass Facade of The National Art Center in Tokyo

    Glass Facade of The National Art Center

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Facts & Figures

The National Art Center (Kokuritsu Shin-Bijutsukan) in Tokyo was designed by the international star architect Kisho Kurokawa (1934 – 2007). The wavy design of its glass facade makes it an impressive and unique sight. Best Ryokans in TokyoExplore Ryokans in Tokyo
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The building contains one of the largest exhibition spaces with 12 galleries (45.000 square meter of total floor space) in Japan, cafes, a restaurant, 3 lecture rooms, gift store and many public seating areas. Changing exhibitions focusing mainly on modern art and 20th century paintings. The National Art Center is located close to Roppongi Hills. Last but not least the signs of the museum are fully bilingual (Japanese/English) and also the stuff is really friendly and supportive.

  • The National Art Center
  • Opening Hours - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Closed - on Tuesdays
  • Admission Fee - depends on the exhibition, general entry is for free

History

For visitors the National Art Center in Tokyo is open since the 21st of January 2007. The construction itself was completed in May 2006. It was created by Kisho Kurokawa architect & associates together with Nihon Sekkei, Inc. The property was occupied before by the Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP). It was later moved to a new campus in Kashiwa City. The Japanese government created the Independent Administrative Institution National Museum of Art, which includes 5 museums and The National Art Center in Tokyo is part of it.

Location

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The National Art Center is located within the Roppongi District.
Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

How to get to The National Art Center, Tokyo?

  • take Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line to Nogizaka Station Exit 6 or
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line to Roppongi Station Exit 4a / 5min walk
  • Toei Oedo Subway Line to Roppongi Station Exit 7 / 4min walk

Sightseeing spots

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Art Library - It is a great place to explore modern and contemporary Japanese art.

Exhibitions - Sometimes more than ten exhibitions are held at the same time.

Atrium - The impressive architecture of the Atrium with its two inverted concrete cones and the glass facade alone is worth a visit. You will find there a museum shop with the name Souvenir From Tokyo.

Cafes - Take a break and spend some time in the Cafeteria Carre (basement), Cafe Coquille (1st floor) and Salon de The Rond (2nd floor).

Restaurant - Brasserie Paul Bocuse Le Musee (3rd floor) with delicious French cuisine is waiting for you.

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

February

Japan Media Arts Festival (16th till 24th)
If you like manga, multimedia, audio visual art and high tech this festival is a must-see for you.

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