Attraction 7 Chome-22-2 Roppongi Minato, Tokyo 106-8558, Japan Published on: 26-02-2016
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Why National Art Center is special ?
The huge, ultra-modern National Art Center, Tokyo, opened at the beginning of 2007. The National Art Center Tokyo is a short walk from Roppongi Hills. Designed by Kisho Kurokawa, the gleaming glass structure is Japan's largest exhibition space. Dedicated to special exhibitions, it has no permanent collection of its own.
The National Art Center is built on the old site of the University of Tokyo's Institute of Solid State Physics (now out at Kashiwa City), and is a major presence in establishing Roppongi as Tokyo's most cutting edge area.
What to explore at National Art Center?
Established in January 2007, the National Art Center, Tokyo, has a total of 14,000 square meters of exhibition space, the largest in Japan. Instead of maintaining a permanent collection, it focuses on serving as a venue for various art exhibitions and is the first of its kind in the world. In addition to holding more than 10 exhibitions at a time, the Center also promotes educational activities, as well as collects and disseminates information and data about art. This unique and innovative art exhibition facility was designed by Kisho Kurokawa, who also designed the new Kuala Lumpur Airport and the Exhibition Wing of the Van Gogh Museum.
How to get to National Art Center?
Roppongi Station (Exit 7) on the Hibiya and Oedo Subway Lines
Nogizaka Station (Exit 6) on the Chiyoda Subway Line.
- Changing exhibitions
- Fantastic building
- Stunning Architecture
- The solid vertex of the Roppongi arts triangle
- A glass monument in the middle of Tokyo
7 Chome-22-2 Roppongi Minato, Tokyo 106-8558, Japan
Tips for you
1. The building itself is beautiful. No entrance fee if you just want to walk around. Train Station Nogizaka on the Chiyoda Line has direct access at exit 6. Ticket office is right there if you are seeing an exhibition. 2. The restaurants in the inverted cones. The are a few places to eat to suit all budgets including the well known Brasserie Paul Bocuse. 3. Exhibition - the birth of impressionism from the Musee d'Orsay. Tickets ¥1600 per person, open from 10am to 6pm and on until the 20th October. There is always something worth seeing here when I visit and it can get quite busy after lunch.