National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo

Museum in The Ueno, Yanaka area

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This museum presents Western art from the late Medieval period through to the early 20th Century and French modern sculpture. The NMWA was established in 1959 around the core Matsukata Collection as a museum specializing in Western art. The main building, designed by the French architect Le Corbusier, displays pre-18th century paintings, whereas the New Wing displays 19th to early 20th century French paintings. The NMWA drawing collection centers on works by 18th to 19th century French artists and the prints collection features works ranging from the 15th century through to the early 20th century. Thematically arranged exhibitions of a selection of these collections are held regularly in one of the gallery spaces in the New Wing.

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Has a shopNo parkingHas a restaurant/cafeNo Library/BookstoreAccessible to disabled persons

Permanent Artists/Collection

Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Gustave Moreau

Opening hours

From 9:30 to 17:30
fridays closing at 20:00, saturdays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays.


Adults ¥500; University Students ¥250; High School Students and Under, Seniors 65 & Over, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free; Special Exhibition Fees are charged separately.


Address: 7-7 Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007
Phone: 03-3828-5131 Fax: 03-3828-5135

4 minute walk from the Koen exit of JR Ueno Station, 7 minute walk from the Main exit of Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei line.

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