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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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kRocket77 @krocket77 - 2020-09-18
I'll appreciate many works Masterpieces from The National Gallery, London exhibitions.
At The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo.
A Painting A Day @APainting_ADay - 2020-09-10
Maurice Denis, Young Mother, 1919
Oil on Canvas, 160 x 98 cm
The National Museum of Western Art
Matsukata Collectio… https://t.co/qen3P5Lb5j
Olga Tuleninova 🦋 @olgatuleninova - 2020-09-10
Maurice Denis, Young Mother, 1919
Oil on Canvas, 160 x 98 cm
The National Museum of Western Art
Matsukata Collectio… https://t.co/9gcPz9TEq7
Ralph Harrington @ralphharrington - 2020-09-07
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rejoicing emigrée @la_recusante - 2020-09-06
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Takayuki Murakami @general_artist - 2020-09-02
The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin
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AKIYAMA Takeshi @canalmania - 2020-08-25
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AKIYAMA Takeshi @canalmania - 2020-08-22
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Time Travel Turtle @michaelturtle - 2020-08-06
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European Art @EuropeanArtHIST - 2020-08-05
The Sacred Elephant (Péri) is a Symbolist watercolour and gouache painting created by Gustave Moreau in 1882. (Nati… https://t.co/xacpZCeHAb
Lets_Go_To_Japan_NOW @LetsGo2JapanNOW - 2020-07-22
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Jackson Pollock
[Cody, 1912 - New York, 1956]

Number 8, 1951 'Black Flowing'

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mizdesign @mizdesign - 2020-06-29
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Dil @Asamsakti - 2020-06-28
#ArtFortheWeekend

Leandro Bassano
c 1595-1596
The Last Judgement
The National Museum
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Shigenobu Fujioka @nobufujioka - 2020-06-28
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AlbieMediaAM @AlbieMediaAM - 2020-06-22
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JENJEN @rx79jenjen - 2020-06-20
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John Bolton @bolton44 - 2020-05-26
Giovanni Segantini:
The Sheep shearing
1883 - 1884
oil on canvas
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atsuo hashimoto @atsuocat - 2020-05-25
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atsuo hashimoto @atsuocat - 2020-05-25
I am reading a book called Auguste Rodin by Rainer Maria Rilke, Koukichi Shono (Translator). The first time that I… https://t.co/DEafQs88St
yo @Yohan_O_ - 2020-05-20
In The Woods, ca 1880, Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Matsukata Collection
National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
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