National Museum of Western Art

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Art Museum

An Art Museum Displaying a Large Number of Western Works

The National Museum of Western Art was established in 1959.
The core of this collection is based on 370 works of Western art that had been collected in Europe by Kojiro Matsukata, the former president of Kawasaki Shipping.
Currently, about 6,000 works of are stored here. The spheres of paintings, sculpture, sketches, woodblock prints, and handicrafts are covered.
The Main Building of the Museum was designed by the French architect, Le Corbusier. It is one of the 17 buildings he designed registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

Highlights

  • Many valuable works of Western art are displayed here.
  • The Main Building is registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

Basic Information

Photos

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Basic Information

Name in Japanese
国立西洋美術館
Postal Code
110-0007
Address
7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Tel
03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
Business Hours
9:30am-5:30pm
Friday / Saturday: Permanent Collection 9:30-20:00, Special Exhibitions 9:30-Varries by exhibition
※Must enter by 30 mins before closing.
Closed
Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, it will be closed the following day), New Year’s holidays
Admission Fee for the Permanent Collection
General 500 yen, University Student 250 yen, Under 18/Seniors 65+ FREE
Access
(1) About a 2-minute walk from the park exit of the JR Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, and Ueno Tokyo Line’s Ueno Station
(2) About an 8-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Hibiya Line’s Ueno Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)
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