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National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

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Home to the most significant public art collection in the country, National Museum of Western Art specializes in Impressionism. Established in 1959, the museum features a main building designed by widely revered French architect Le Corbusier, and is a work of art in its own right. Immerse yourself in two floors of diverse works, taking special note of the 58-piece Rodin collection, alluded to by the trio of sculptures located outside the museum. Stop by the shop for an extensive collection of some 3,000 books on art and design, or drop into the onsite cafe to grab some refreshments. Start your trip to Tokyo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • The National Museum of Western Art is registered as a World Cultural Heritage site as one of Le Corbusier's architectural works. All of Van Gogh's Sunflowers' representative London National Gallery.....  more
    The National Museum of Western Art is registered as a World Cultural Heritage site as one of Le Corbusier's architectural works. All of Van Gogh's Sunflowers' representative London National Gallery.....  more »
  • Enjoyed masterpieces from The National Gallery, London, on a rainy June morning after staying inside almost all day for two months. Each of them led me to the joie de vivre. While I had been to the... 
    Enjoyed masterpieces from The National Gallery, London, on a rainy June morning after staying inside almost all day for two months. Each of them led me to the joie de vivre. While I had been to the...  more »
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  • Museum is not that big, but has excellent collection. Next to Ueno station and a park.
  • Quite surprising! A lot of great western art. It's not a huge museum, but the collection it's very good. Highly recommend if you're into art museums. If you're visiting the other museums nearby it's with tying this in. Also check the exhibits, they have amazing exhibits. They had a Rubens exhibit last time, this trip they'll have a London National Gallery exhibit on the last day we're in Tokyo! Thank goodness for 645pm flight!

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