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The National Museum of Western Art
Also part of the World Heritage List! The museum is designed by Le Corbusier, a treasure trove of Western art.
The museum is located in the lush Ueno Park and, as its name suggests, specializes in Western art. The museum is based on "the Matsukata Collection," which was donated and returned by the French government. The French art collection includes paintings by Impressionists such as Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso and sculptures by Rodin. In addition, works from the Middle Ages to the 20th century and donated and consigned works are exhibited in the permanent collection. In 1997, the museum opened a special exhibition hall. Three times a year, the museum exhibits works on loan from museums in Europe, the United States, and other countries as part of joint exhibitions with newspapers and other organizations.
In addition to the works in the collection, the building itself has high artistic value.
The main building, built-in 1959, was designed by Le Corbusier. In July 2016, "Le Corbusier's Architectural Works - Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Architectural Movement," which includes the National Museum of Western Art as a component, was listed on the World Heritage List.
The museum exhibits Western paintings and sculptures.
Paintings by Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, etc., and sculptures by Rodin are exhibited in the permanent collection.
Special exhibitions are held three times a year.
The building designed by Le Corbusier is a World Heritage Site.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
- 050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)
- Admission (including tax)
Adults 500 Yen (College Students 250 Yen)
* Free for high school students and younger, under 18, over 65, the mentally or physically challenged with one accompanying person (please present your student ID card or proof of age or disability certificate).
- Mondays (or the following weekday if Monday is a national holiday)
Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30am-8:00pm
* Last admission is 30 minutes before closing
(1) 1 min. walk from JR Ueno Station (Park Exit)
(2) 7 min. walk from Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Electric Railway Line
(3) 8 min. walk from Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Hibiya Line
- Credit Cards
- Official Website (English)