National Museum of Western Art



Recommended Major venue


The core collection housed in this 1959 Le Corbusier-designed building, Japan’s only national museum devoted to Western art, was assembled by Kawasaki shipping magnate Matsukata Kojiro in the early 1900s. Considering that the collection was begun so recently, it is surprisingly good, ranging from 15th-century icons to Monet to Pollock.

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7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku

Transport Ueno Station (Yamanote line), park exit; (Ginza, Hibiya lines), Shinobazu exit.

Telephone 03 5777 8600

Open 9.30am-5.30pm Tue-Thu, Sat, Sun; 9.30am-8pm Fri. (Admission ends 30 mins before closing time)

Admission Admission ¥420, college students ¥130, Additional charge for special exhibitions. Free 2nd & 4th Sat of mth.


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