National Museum of Western Art

Museum in Ueno & Yanesen

The permanent collection here runs from medieval Madonna-and-child images to 20th-century abstract expressionism, but is strongest in French impressionism, including a whole gallery of Monet. For many visitors, however, the building, designed by Le Corbusier and completed in 1959, is the real reason to visit. Ask at the information desk for the pamphlet noting the architectural highlights (also available on the website).