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The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see art works at exhibitions
2: to see MOMAT Collection
3: to see the landscape from lounge

The oldest national art museum in Japan that has MOMAT Collection

If you visit The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, you can appreciate modern art works.

MOMAT Collection has more than 12,000 items. There are 13 Important Cultural Properties of Japan including one deposited Important Cultural Property of Japan. MOMAT Collection Exhibition and Project Exhibition are held.

In MOMAT Collection Exhibition, about 200 art works among its huge collection are displayed, depending on the specific period from 1900 to the present day and the classified field in modern art. It is great to see major masterpieces including art works selected as Important Cultural Properties of Japan at the corner of "highlight."

The masterpieces including "Kannon Bodhisattva Riding the Dragon" by Naojiro Harada were displayed for the MOMAT Collection Exhibition (from October 22, 2013 (Tuesday) to January 13, 2014 (Monday, national holiday)).

Also, you can see the beautiful landscape of the center of Tokyo from the room at the 4th floor.

It opened in 1952. It is a large national museum at Kitanomaru Park in Takebashi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Its nearest station is Takebashi station.

Event Information

"Sleeping: Life with Art -From Goya and Rubens to Shiota Chiharu-"
from November 25, 2020 (Wednesday) to February 23, 2021 (Tuesday, National Holiday)

"Ayashii: Decadent and Grotesque Images of Beauty in Modern Japanese Art"
from March 23, 2021 (Tuesday) to May 16, 2021 (Sunday)

"Kuma Kengo: Five Pure-fect points for a New Public Space"
from June 18, 2021 (Friday) to September 26, 2021 (Sunday)

"100 Years of Mingei: The Folk Crafts Movement"
from October 26, 2021 (Tuesday) to February 13, 2022 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Kataoka Tamako: The 110th Anniversary of Her Birth"
from April 7, 2015 (Tuesday) to May 17, 2015 (Sunday)

"No Museum, No Life? -Art Museum Encyclopedia to Come, From the Collections of the National Museums of Art"
from June 16, 2015 (Tuesday) to September 13, 2015 (Sunday)

"Re: play 1972/2015 -Restaging "Expression in Film '72""
from October 6, 2015 (Tuesday) to December 13, 2015 (Sunday)

"Onchi Koshiro"
from January 13, 2016 (Wednesday) to February 28, 2016 (Sunday)

"Spring Festival in MOMAT, 2016"
from March 25, 2016 (Friday) to April 8, 2016 (Friday)

"Yasuda Yukihiko: A Retrospective"
from March 23, 2016 (Wednesday) to May 15, 2016 (Sunday)

"The Voice Between: The Art and Poetry of Yoshimasu Gozo"
from June 7, 2016 (Tuesday) to August 7, 2016 (Sunday)

"Thomas Ruff"
from August 30, 2016 (Tuesday) to November 13, 2016 (Sunday)

"endless: The Paintings of Yamada Masaaki"
from December 6, 2016 (Tuesday) to February 12, 2017 (Sunday)

"Spring Festival in MOMAT, 2017"
from March 25, 2017 (Saturday) to April 9, 2017 (Sunday)

from March 14, 2017 (Tuesday) to May 21, 2017 (Sunday)

"SUMMER FESTIVAL in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo"
from July 19, 2017 (Wednesday) to September 30, 2017 (Saturday)

"The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945"
from July 19, 2017 (Wednesday) to October 29, 2017 (Sunday)

"Kumagai Morikazu: The Joy of Life"
from December 1, 2017 (Friday) to March 21, 2018 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Spring Festival in MOMAT, 2018"
from March 23, 2018 (Friday) to April 8, 2018 (Sunday)

"The 150th Anniversary of his Birth: Yokoyama Taikan"
from April 13, 2018 (Friday) to May 27, 2018 (Sunday)

"Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space"
from June 19, 2018 (Tuesday) to September 17, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Summer Festival in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo"
from July 20, 2018 (Friday) to September 17, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990"
from October 10, 2018 (Wednesday) to December 24, 2018 (Monday, Substitute Holiday)

"Spring Festival in MOMAT, 2019"
from March 19, 2019 (Tuesday) to April 7, 2019 (Sunday)

"Laugh at This Hopeless World: Fukuzawa Ichiro"
from March 12, 2019 (Tuesday) to May 26, 2019 (Sunday)

from July 2, 2019 (Tuesday) to October 6, 2019 (Sunday)

"Summer Festival in The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo"
from July 19, 2019 (Friday) to October 6, 2019 (Sunday)

"Special Display of Rediscovered Tsukiji Akashi-cho Town of Kaburaki Kiyokata"
from November 1, 2019 (Friday) to December 15, 2019 (Sunday)

"The Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture Through Windows"
from November 1, 2019 (Friday) to February 2, 2020 (Sunday)

"Spring Festival in The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo"
from March 17, 2020 (Tuesday) to April 5, 2020 (Sunday)

"Peter Doig"
from February 26, 2020 (Wednesday) to October 11, 2020 (Sunday)

"Kuma Kengo"
from July 17, 2020 (Friday) to October 25, 2020 (Sunday)
*The opening has been postponed.

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 2 hours in a regular pace, about 1.5 hours in a hurried pace, and about 2.5 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This museum opens from 10:00 to 17:00 (last entry: 16:30). However, it opens from 10:00 to 20:30 (last entry: 19:30).

Closed Day
This museum is closed every Monday, change-of-exhibition period, and year-end and new year holiday. In case that Monday is either a national holiday or a substitute holiday, it opens on Monday and closes on the following weekday.

Admissions Fee
It is different between collection exhibition and special exhibition. In case of collection exhibition, it is 500-yen for adults and 250-yen for university students. It is free for those aged 65 and over, high school students and those under 18 years old. In case of special exhibition, it is different between exhibitions. For your information, in case of "TAKAHATA ISAO: A LEGEND IN JAPANESE ANIMATION", it was 1,500-yen for adults, 1,100-yen for university students, 600-yen for high school students. It was free for junior high school students and under. It is free about collection exhibition only on the 1st Sunday in every month. Also, it is free about the appointed exhibitions on International Museum Day of May 18 and Culture Day of November 3.

It takes about 3 minutes from Takebashi Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Takebashi Station (Tokyo Metro: Tozai Line)
○ Kudanshita Station (Tokyo Metro: Tozai Line, Hanzomon Line)
◎ Kudanshita Station (Toei Subway: Shinjuku Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
○ With Children

Name in English
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Name in Roman Letters
Tokyo Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese

3-1, Kitanomaru-Koen, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, 102-8322, Japan

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Purpose: Art

Purpose: Modern Art

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