21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, Akasaka

4.3
#16 of 404 in Museums in Tokyo
Visit the modern and striking exhibition space at 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT, an art and design venue. The center aims to foster public interest in design by illustrating different perspectives on how the world and objects surrounding us can be viewed. Wander around the stark structure, its galleries showcasing a variety of national and international artists, and stop by the cafe for refreshments. Be sure to check out the roster of talks and workshops available to attend. Before you head to Tokyo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tokyo online travel planner , to make sure you see all that Tokyo has to offer, including 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT.
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  • This museum makes for a nice, relaxing spot to spend an afternoon, given that it's located within a park close to the Roppongi area. The space has three galleries - at the time of visit, there was a S...  more »
  • I visited from time to time because i was attracted by the theme of the plan. It is designed by Mr. Ando, and both the appearance and the interior space are like Mr. Ando, and it is smart. Every time I visit, I think it's a good place to be a museum or a gallery. Depending on the plan, you may be familiar with it, but there is a habit that seems to be Mr. Ando in the internal space, and there is a case where the exhibition is not connected well. Especially, the space around the entrance is not ingenuity, and i do not feel the excitement which goes to see the exhibition. The interior exhibition space is also biased toward the expression of the architectural space as an experience, and it seems that it is not an internal space centered on the exhibition. It would be nice to go and see Ando's architecture, but i don't think it's suitable because it's a space where you pay a lot of money to see the exhibits there. It is a mudium which deals mainly with the design, and it is useless because it is a peculiar existence.
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  • Beautiful location and structure. The value for money is highly dependent on the current exhibits (especially given the size of the space). During our visit, the experience we had couldn't compare to the level of amazement we had at the major Tokyo museums. But, I bet other people were able to visit during great events and exhibitions, so just make sure to check what's "on" at that time.
  • Building as it self is a great piece of art. You can clearly see everywhere this extraordinary attention to detail. Worth to spend some time in different times of day as well season.
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