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The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Travel Guide - The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

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The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo (NMWA) was established in 1959. It is Japan's only national art museum that features a wide range of Western art. The museum exhibits the works of famous Western painters and sculptors, mostly French artists from the Renaissance to the early 20th century as a permanent collection. The museum is also frequently host to special exhibits on loan from other museums of international repute. The museum's main building was designed by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier.
NMWA was originally built to house "Matsukata Collection", the collection of western art works gathered in London, Paris and Berlin by the industrialist Matsukata Kojiro. His collection has a special emphasis on the French impressionists, with originals by Rodin, including "The Thinker", and paintings and sketches by, among others, Renoir and Monet.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:30 – 17:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • 9:30 – 20:00 (Fridays) *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
  • December 28 – January 1

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 430 yen (General, Adult)
  • 130 yen (Student)
  • Admission Free (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from JR Ueno Station
  • 7 minutes walk from Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Main Line (KS01)
  • 8 minutes walk from Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G16) or Hibiya Line (H17)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 7-7, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007

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'Water Lilies'
By : Claude Monet
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Good morning :

'Water Lilies'
By : Claude Monet
(1916, Oil On Canvas, 2010X2005 mm, Currently at The National… https://t.co/k0qcNr5Ccu
Ⓙⓐⓨⓓⓔⓔⓟ⚽Ⓖⓗⓞⓢⓗ @ENjoydeepLY - 2018-08-12
Good morning :

'Water Lilies'
By : Claude Monet
(1916, Oil On Canvas, 2010X2005 mm, Currently at The National… https://t.co/k0qcNr5Ccu
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Good morning :

'Water Lilies'
By : Claude Monet
(1916, Oil On Canvas, 2010X2005 mm, Currently at The National… https://t.co/k0qcNr5Ccu
Lukas Ehl @ehllukas - 2018-08-10
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The Japan Times @japantimes - 2018-06-20
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RCFA Gallery @RCFA_Gallery - 2018-06-14
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