The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) is the first National Museum of Fine Arts in Japan, and lies within Kita-no-Maru Park which is adjacent to the Imperial Palace. It opened in 1952 in Kyobashi, but was moved to its current location in 1969 following the increase of its collection. In addition to the museum’s main building, there is a craft gallery which exhibits crafts, as well as a film center that shows materials on various movies.
In the main building’s permanent exhibition “MOMAT collection”, you can take a look at around 200 works of art from various genres of Japan such as Japanese paintings and sculptures that have been chosen from a collection which contains about 12000 pieces of artwork. Special exhibitions are held 4 to 5 times every year, and not only Japanese artwork, but pieces of artwork from overseas are also on display at the exhibition.
Opening hours and entry fee
The museum is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with the last entry time being at 4:30 PM. Regular exhibition entry fees are 430 Yen for adults, and 130 Yen for university students. Entry is free for guests under 18 years old and above 65 years old. The entry fees will differ depending upon the contents of the exhibition, so please check in advance.
About a 3-minute walk from the nearest station,“Takebashi Station” on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line.
Description: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
|Sights||The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (東京国立近代美術館)|
3-1, Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 03-5777-8600|
|Closed dates||Monday NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY|
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|Recommended target||Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|