The National Art Center is housed in a concrete-glass structure designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. The National Art Center is one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in the country. At any given time, the museum houses four rotating exhibitions that spread over 150.700 square meters. The museum has a total of 12 galleries. This constantly changing space is extremely important for lovers of Japanese art and culture, but also for all lovers of contemporary art.
We can say that the permanent exhibition does not exist, but the focus is always on new exhibitions, the goal of which is to delight its visitors every time. Japanese watercolors, traditional calligraphy and 3D depictions can be seen in the museum. Admission to the museum is FREE. Tickets are charged only for certain exhibitions, which depends on the given moment, i.e. which exhibitions are on display in the museum at that moment.
What visitors should keep in mind is that the museum does not have guides so tours are not organized. Although most of the inscriptions are in Japanese, the people who work at the museum can help you if you are interested in translating something in particular.
The museum has a cafeteria and a restaurant at the very top of the building, i.e. on the top floor. Here you can dine in a pleasant atmosphere and the prices are quite decent.
Ticket price for the National Arts Center in Tokyo
Admission is FREE
Working hours of the National Art Center in Tokyo
The museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm