The National Art Center, Tokyo, Minato

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#4 of 404 in Museums in Tokyo
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 building of the museum with great power is like art. The inside is so big that it takes a lot of strength to look around all the exhibits, but there are also benches in some places. There is also a coffee shop on the first floor, and it is also nice. Because it is made to have a feeling of opening very much, I can refresh it.
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  • There are a lot of chairs in the corridor which can be passed without buying a ticket, and it is possible to use it for a rest. In addition to enjoying the exhibits, you can enjoy just looking at the building.
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  • 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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