The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo



Major venue
photo : Norihiro Ueno


This is an alternative-history MoMA, one consisting mostly of Japanese art from the turn of the 20th century onwards. Noteworthy features of the permanent collection are portraits by early Japanese modernist Kishida Ryusei and wartime paintings. The 1969 building, designed by Taniguchi Yoshiro (father of architect Taniguchi Yoshio) was renovated in 2001. Its location next to the moat and walls of the Imperial Palace makes it a prime stop for viewing springtime cherry blossoms and autumn foliage. Nearby is the Crafts Gallery, an impressive 1910 European-style brick building, once the base for the legions of guards who patrolled the Imperial Palace.

photo : Norihiro Ueno

Tokyo City Guide (Edition 5)


3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku

Transport Takebashi Station (Tozai line), exit 1b

Telephone 03 5777 8600

Open Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-8pm

Admission Collection Gallery: adults ¥420, college students ¥130


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