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The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Travel Guide - The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo


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


  • 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


Ateneum Art Museum @AteneumMuseum - 2020-02-12
Our exhibitions travelled the world in 2019! 🌎 Over 300 000 people visited our touring exhibitions e.g. at the… https://t.co/MlQX89MfXB
X-Cuse Official @xcuse_official - 2020-02-05
JMS Artists Exhibition ✨
X-Cuse will also get to display on the exhibition since they are part of JMS Entertainment… https://t.co/nb95AKWPuP
artfram.es @artfram_es - 2020-02-04
«The Loving Cup» (1867) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
🏛️ The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
#art https://t.co/ThDoSPbAo4
Danuza Rio @danuza_rio - 2020-02-02
Claude Monet

Road to the Saint-Simeon Farm 1864
81x46cm oil/canvas

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo https://t.co/vq7vWKxMri
Olga Tuleninova 🦋 @olgatuleninova - 2020-01-21
Morning on the Seine in the Rain
Claude Monet
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo https://t.co/PFtcEIIQ21
Jorgen Wadum @JorgenWadum - 2020-01-19
Hammershøi in his current exotic setting at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Almost next door The National Museum… https://t.co/tpdeSPTbSQ
Rawaa Talass @aRTprojectdxb - 2020-01-18
#ArtoftheDay: 'Two Sleeping Children' by Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1612-13, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. https://t.co/8JEFbMoVvF
Harry 🦅 @BlushingEagle - 2020-01-16
So, it's #MuseumSelfieDay, eh? This is at National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. I brought the @TheKagools along.… https://t.co/m1JHl5ShBe
翔 (Shou) @mizuharashou - 2020-01-14
How fantastic👏

Exhibition 'MASTERPIECES FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON' will be held at the National Museum of… https://t.co/RpQ8ZSXVnI
obsessedwithjapan @obsessedwithjap - 2020-01-10
Tomorrow is again Free admission at the Museum of Western Art!
明珠-meiju @tanagokoroniari - 2020-01-03
I went to see the “Gothic Manuscripts from the Naito Collection “ , which is now on at The National Museum of Weste… https://t.co/NHSKUmLaOT
Fauzan Alfi @fauzanalfi - 2019-12-28
there be the light.
national museum of western art
location: ueno park, tokyo
architect: le corbusier
finished: 1… https://t.co/Rz5fdPip8s
Drew Messinger-Michaels @drewmmichaels - 2019-12-24
Another museum nerdery thread!

We just visited two museums in Tokyo that were fairly wonderful for entirely differ… https://t.co/mVmgMLRXM0
Takayuki Murakami @general_artist - 2019-12-14
The other day at an exhibition in #Ueno #Tokyo. The #Habsburg Dynasty 600 years of imperial collections.… https://t.co/SDFqSjB4PG
Palette Parade EN @paparade_en - 2019-12-11
★Special Collaboration Announcement★

Palette Parade will be collaborating with Tokyo's National Museum of Western… https://t.co/d5eoIuL8ZE
Olga Tuleninova 🦋 @olgatuleninova - 2019-12-09
Claude Monet
Weeping Willows (1897)
oil on canvas 71 x 89.5 cm
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo https://t.co/D4LMOYt13N
Kenneth Ong @kennethkingong - 2019-12-04
Happy Wednesday! Remember that the weekend is just around the corner 😊 #monet #waterlilies #tokyo @ 国立西洋美術館 Nationa… https://t.co/Cfvy7cqpDr
Rising sun @GarchaHarjit - 2019-12-01
Ueno is a district in Tokyo's Taitō Ward, best known as the home of Ueno Park. Ueno is also home to some of Tokyo's… https://t.co/GxeC4vuNiL
ARTnews @artnews - 2019-11-23
Vincent van Gogh's rarely-loaned 'Sunflowers' will leave the National Gallery of London for a show at the National… https://t.co/6GwMUO5XyX
ICEE ICOM @ICEE_ICOM - 2019-11-23
#Botticelli to #VanGogh masterpieces from the @NationalGallery. A #touringexhibition at #Tokyo National Museum of W… https://t.co/5JCWjKqnJe
Alfredo Messeguer C. @Messe11 - 2019-11-15
@martinis2018 @albertopetro2 @Rebeka80721106 @smarucci461 @paoloigna1 @anthony77631293 @monicasloves @ceconomou56… https://t.co/qzglWY1974
Paul Frankland @Franklandlab - 2019-11-15
The 17th century eye roll (at the National Museum for Western Art in Tokyo). Add your captions. https://t.co/9stCLcMwvY
Sulis Fine Art @SulisFineArt - 2019-11-15
The Kunstmuseum Bern Is Selling a Stormy Manet Seascape Previously Owned by the Infamous Collector Cornelius Gurlit… https://t.co/UYHaBSPPQG
matiere* @matiere - 2019-11-12
(2019/11/08) Gurlitt: Sale of Édouard Manet - Museum of Fine Arts Bern https://t.co/sHqw7o8pAu

Kunstmuseum Bern a… https://t.co/PR66hwT6cM
BrindusaB @BrindusaB1 - 2019-11-11
Paul Signac (1863-1935)
The Port of Saint-Tropez 1901, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
@gigliointi… https://t.co/OvyXdwUVPd
国立西洋美術館 @NMWATokyo - 2019-11-11
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
announces the purchase of the ex-Gurlitt Estate work Manet’s Marine, Temp… https://t.co/vW153ChrzB
Claus Thurøe Art @ClausThuroeArt - 2019-11-08
Bern Museum Sells $4 M. Manet Owned by Notorious Cornelius Gurlitt

The painting will be displayed at Tokyo's Natio… https://t.co/yfXv249XWt
London Macadam @LondonMacadam - 2019-11-08
Jusqu'au 26 janvier, @NationalGallery #exposition #portraits #PaulGauguin, on aime !

X10466 Paul Gauguin Portrait… https://t.co/2F26oxAp41
Lynda Albertson @sauterne - 2019-11-08
And so it begins....The Bern Museum of Fine Art has agreed to sell its bequeathed Gurlitt hoard Édouard Manet paint… https://t.co/DhUJaipOMy
Savi Sawarkar @SaviSawarkar - 2019-11-08
Bern museum sells $4m Manet painting from Gurlitt art hoard - National Museum of Western Art in #Tokyo agrees to bu… https://t.co/acOkE7oPUR


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