National Museum of Western Art

National Museum of Western Art information

Tokyo , Japan
Address
Street 7-7 Ueno-kōen
Extras Taitō-ku
Getting there
train JR Yamanote Line to Ueno, Ueno-kōen exit
More information
www.nmwa.go.jp
Prices
adult/student ¥420/130, permanent collection 2nd & 4th Sat free
Opening hours
9.30am-5.30pm Tue-Thu, Sat & Sun, to 8pm Fri
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Lonely Planet review

This museum has its roots in French Impressionism, but runs the gamut from medieval Madonna and Child images to 20th-century abstract expressionist painting. All the big names are here, particularly Manet, Rodin, Miró and the Dutch Masters. It also hosts wildly popular temporary exhibits from such stalwarts as the Museo del Prado in Madrid. The main building was designed by Le Corbusier in the late 1950s and is now on Unesco’s World Heritage list.