The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Art Takebashi
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This is an alternative-history MoMA, one consisting mostly of Japanese art from the turn of the 20th century onwards. Noteworthy features of the permanent collection are portraits by early Japanese modernist Ryusei Kishida and wartime paintings. The 1969 building, designed by Yoshiro Taniguchi (father of architect Yoshio Taniguchi) was renovated in 2001. Its location next to the moat and walls of the Imperial Palace makes it a prime stop for viewing springtime cherry blossoms and autumn foliage. Nearby is the Crafts Gallery, an impressive 1910 European-style brick building, once the base for the legions of guards who patrolled the Imperial Palace.

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Venue name: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Contact:
Address: 3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo

Opening hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Thu, Sun; 10am-8pm Fri, Sat. (Admission ends 30 mins before closing time), closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday), Dec 28-Jan 1.
Transport: Takebashi Station (Tozai line), exit 1b
Price: ¥500, university students ¥250; evening discount Fri and Sat from 5pm, ¥300, university students ¥150. Free for high school students or younger and people aged 65 or older. Free admission on the 1st Sun of every month, May 18 and Nov 3.

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