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The National Museum of Western Art国立西洋美術館

Art Museum

This art museum located within Ueno Onshi Koen (Ueno Park) in Tokyo’s Taito City is dedicated to collecting and displaying Western art. The main building itself is one attraction, having been designed by French architect Le Corbusier and registered as World Cultural Heritage site in 2016. With its core Matsukata Collection, a collection of works that belonged to businessman Kojiro Matsukata and were returned by the French government, the museum regularly displays Western paintings from pre-18th century paintings to early 20th century paintings such as Monet and Renoir, as well as French contemporary sculpture. It also holds many special exhibitions.


Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen 7-7 (Ueno / Asakusa / RyogokuArea)

phone 05055418600

9:30-17:30 (until 20:00 for Friday Saturday)
*Last admission 30 minutes closing. Hours may be extended, and closing hours may change. For details, visit the website

Review of National Museum of Western Art

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/28 Great collection.
Well worth a visit. Lovely collection. Its not huge but its very interesting. Some real gems. Well worth visiting.
Reviewed:2019/11/18 Wonderful
Another wonderfully organized Tokyo museum. We were there for the Matsukata 100 years Odyssey exhibition which was great not only for the paintings displayed but for the story of this man who...
Reviewed:2019/10/24 Corb is King!
Who can deny that this building is anything but pure art? It is LC, inside and out! Here, the art is the architecture. Setting the medium for 20C architecture, C is on full display, reveals and...

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Tokyo Taitou-ku Uenokouen 7-7 [ map ]
Ueno / Asakusa / RyogokuArea
9:30-17:30 (until 20:00 for Friday Saturday)
*Last admission 30 minutes closing. Hours may be extended, and closing hours may change. For details, visit the website
Monday (next weekday if public holiday), New Year's Holiday
*Temporary Days closed, 2020 Oct. 19Sunday(Monday)-2022 Spring (Scheduled)
[Permanent exhibition Admission fee to view]
[General] 500yen
[College student] 250yen

*Special exhibition not included
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DinersClub, DISCOVER, UC)
Not available
Vegetarian Menu
Not available (Available Available)
English Menu
Temporary closure:Closed from February 29, 2020 (Information as of April 2, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Daytime] 1,001-3,000yen
[Night] 1,001-3,000yen
*Average restaurant budget
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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