The core collection housed in this 1959 Le Corbusier-designed building, Japan’s only national museum devoted to Western art, was assembled by Kawasaki shipping magnate Matsukata Kojiro in the early 1900s. Considering that the collection was begun so recently, it is surprisingly good, ranging from 15th-century icons to Monet to Pollock.
|Venue name:||The National Museum of Western Art|
7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku
|Opening hours:||9.30am-5.30pm Tue-Thu, Sun; 9.30am-8pm Fri, Sat. (Admission ends 30 mins before closing time), closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday).|
|Transport:||Ueno Station (Yamanote line), park exit; (Ginza, Hibiya lines), exit 7,9.|
|Price:||¥500, ¥250 university students, free for high school students and younger. Free admission on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (for permanent collection only), May 18 and Nov 3.|