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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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Globazine @Globazine1 - 2018-11-20
There is a lot of Rubens going on in his hometown of @Visit_ANTWERP But now also on the other side of the globe in… https://t.co/N9Ou0fCcct
TimeOutTokyo @TimeOutTokyo - 2018-11-07
Catch this exhibition at The National Museum of Western Art. https://t.co/0K4ybIr1Yx https://t.co/4c66uE90E4
Ian Hecht @ianhecht - 2018-11-04
Found the Ruebens exhibit. They have a National Museum of Western Art. #Tokyo https://t.co/D2edkYHyrs https://t.co/zVWMFQgBp1
Saint Maur International School @saintmaur1872 - 2018-10-30
Just before the holidays, our Grade 10 students visited the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo to see the perm… https://t.co/ZL3sRos9jY
「ルーベンス展ーバロックの誕生」王の画家にして、画家の王 @rubensten2018 - 2018-10-30
Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque focuses on Rubens’ relationship with Italy, where ancient and Renaissance art o… https://t.co/clwvhSxp5t
ルーベンス展ーバロックの誕生/王の画家にして、画家の王 @rubensten2018 - 2018-10-30
Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque focuses on Rubens’ relationship with Italy, where ancient and Renaissance art o… https://t.co/clwvhSxp5t
Blake Lily @blakelily_oiaui - 2018-10-27
Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque @ The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

I'm sure this exhibition is best o… https://t.co/SBedrBZvSk
Time Travel Turtle @michaelturtle - 2018-10-23
Tokyo has just one World Heritage Site: A building by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier.

It's the National Museu… https://t.co/eS76ETa6Um
「ルーベンス展ーバロックの誕生」王の画家にして、画家の王 @rubensten2018 - 2018-10-20
[Open until 20:00!]
Rubens exhibition opens until 20:00 today, as of extended opening hours on every Fridays and S… https://t.co/L5eUGMtMZV
Belgium in Japan @BelgiumEmbJapan - 2018-10-16
Ambassador Sleeuwagen was honoured to officially open the “Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque” exhibition at the N… https://t.co/0NlF1PeDz7
Tokyo Weekender @Tokyo_Weekender - 2018-10-16
A vast collection of influential works by famed Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens exhibits at The National Museum o… https://t.co/cWKNCRuy8s
ALBERTINA Museum @AlbertinaMuseum - 2018-10-12
On view at #AlbertinaMonet: #ClaudeMonet | Young Girls in a Rowing Boat | 1887 | The National Museum of Western Art… https://t.co/C5b59esoqM
TimeOutTokyo @TimeOutTokyo - 2018-10-12
Free entry at this museum tomorrow (Sat, Oct 13) – so go check out the Monet room. https://t.co/j4ZL3z17cn https://t.co/9XUeHY8oSY
Belgium in Japan @BelgiumEmbJapan - 2018-10-11
🎨 We are getting so excited about the opening of the „#Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque“ exhibition opening this… https://t.co/nVrpeR4uon
Jepang.net @jepangnet - 2018-10-10
The JT is giving away tickets to 'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque' at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo… https://t.co/g0BxxLOesS
The Japan Times @japantimes - 2018-10-10
The JT is giving away tickets to 'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque' at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo… https://t.co/CsNm4TPY4h
The Japan Times: A&E @japantimes_arts - 2018-10-10
'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque' at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo https://t.co/A8MCDDO6cO
365 Women Artists @365womenartists - 2018-10-08
Day 190: Marie-Gabrielle Capet (French, 1761-1818)

Check the blog for more pictures and info… https://t.co/A0g6dRnJSF
Yumiko @ciurlionis - 2018-10-05
Hercules by Bourdelle at the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. https://t.co/PC0qFzLI46
El Blog de La Tabla @latabla_blog - 2018-10-03
Peony Garden. 👨🏼‍🎨 Claude Monet, 1887. The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo.
#FelizMiércoles ☀️ https://t.co/yibUMWG1oo
Parkstone Books @parkstonebooks - 2018-10-03
Morning on the Seine in the Rain Claude Monet 1898 Oil/Canvas The National Museum of Western Art Tokyo #monet… https://t.co/JM928ASreZ
artfram.es @artfram_es - 2018-10-03
«Triptych: The Crucifixion Flanked by the Kneeling Donor and His Wife» (First half of the 16th century) by Joos Van… https://t.co/I7OfSoz3pr
Robert Day Travel @robertdaytravel - 2018-09-29
Staring at the brush strokes of Paul Signac’s Port of St Tropez is mesmerizing. It’s like a pilgrim mag for me when… https://t.co/yaynexwPAL
森美智代 @michiyo_mori - 2018-09-22
I visited The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, I enjoyed Michelangelo and Ideal Body and permanent collect… https://t.co/pplZr22eBi
森美智代 @michiyo_mori - 2018-09-22
I visited The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, I enjoyed Michelangelo and Ideal Body and permanent collect… https://t.co/pplZr22eBi
ALBERTINA Museum @AlbertinaMuseum - 2018-09-19
Tomorrow is the day: We are opening our #ClaudeMonet exhibition! 🎉👏 Join us from 18h30 at #AlbertinaMonet & enjoy 1… https://t.co/JUgwUAzoRW
Japan Hoppers @JapanHoppers - 2018-09-07
The National Museum of Western Art is a museum that is located in Ueno Park and introduces Western art. It was foun… https://t.co/PHUUXOHYhL
Olga Tuleninova 🦋 @olgatuleninova - 2018-09-07
Claude Monet - Snow in Argenteuil, 1875. Oil on canvas, 55.5 x 65 cm. The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Ja… https://t.co/dD1rBoJT2E
ArtHerstory @NoteArtHerstory - 2018-09-06
Self-portrait, c. 1783, by Marie-Gabrielle Capet (French, 1761-1818), who was born #otd (Sept 6). Held at the Natio… https://t.co/mnziPRGGOc
la Marianna @ladymarian34 - 2018-09-04
@giuseppeavvedu3 @S_Galimberti Camille Pissarro, 'La raccolta', 1882
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
ourtravellingstory @ourtravellings1 - 2018-09-03
The National Museum of Western Art – Ueno, Tokyo https://t.co/tSzcSeTXLx https://t.co/iiJVoWDNmr

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