The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
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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 was designed by Yoshiro Taniguchi (father of architect Yoshio Taniguchi) and has been renovated several times. 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.
3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku
|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.|
|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|