National Museum of Western Art

An Art Museum Displaying a Large Number of Western Works


Art Museum

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.


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


  • © The National Museum of Western Art ※Unauthorized use is prohibited.
  • © The National Museum of Western Art ※Unauthorized use is prohibited.


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
Business Hours
Friday / Saturday: Permanent Collection 9:30-20:00, Special Exhibitions 9:30-Varries by exhibition
※Must enter by 30 mins before closing.
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
(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)