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Art and architecture enthusiasts should not miss the chance to visit The National Art Center, Tokyo. The center, opened in 2007, is noted for being an empty museum, meaning it doesn’t feature a permanent collection. Admire the imposing modern building, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and boasting a striking wavy glass facade. Step inside to admire the interior of the building, view one of the popular temporary displays, or check out the gift shop, restaurant, and cafe. Before you head to Tokyo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tokyo trip builder website , to make sure you see all that Tokyo has to offer, including The National Art Center, Tokyo.
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The National Art Center Reviews
I really enjoyed the Cartier exhibit, but all the others were closed, so, my husband sat in coffee shop and waited. Check their website to see what is open more »
This building and grounds are a work of art in themselves. Getting in, and seeing all the exhibitions is a bit confusing. The museum, to enter is free. BUT to see any of the exhibitions a modest... more »
Low sunlight brightens atrium of three stories height. One of the guys who is intrigued by the thoughtful people comes in with a frustrated expression and carefully presses the shutter. The outfit does not reveal the architect (or student), but you can read from the picture of the relationship between buildings and people. The National Art Center is composed of masses of large scale cone and reverse cone and wraps around with a wavy glass facade. Behind the building you can see that Aoyama Park is connected to the natural context. I was wondering if the horizontal pair-glass of the facade had affected Apple's new building.
Great piece of architecture. Nice light all day long. Plenty of space to have peaceful rest and enjoy quite ok coffee.
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