Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Kanto / Tokyo Prefecture / Tokyo / Minato / Roppongi / The National Art Center, Tokyo
Art and architecture enthusiasts should not miss the chance to visit The National Art Center, Tokyo. The center, opened in 2007, is noted for being an empty museum, meaning it doesn’t feature a permanent collection. Admire the imposing modern building, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and boasting a striking wavy glass facade. Step inside to admire the interior of the building, view one of the popular temporary displays, or check out the gift shop, restaurant, and cafe. Before you head to Tokyo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tokyo trip builder website, to make sure you see all that Tokyo has to offer, including The National Art Center, Tokyo.
Tours To The National Art Center, Tokyo
Ebisu Local Food Tour: Shibuya's Most Popular Neighborhood BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $125
Duration: 3 hours
Private Tour - A Tour of Fashionable City, Roppongi All the Must-Sees! BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $114
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
The National Art Center Reviews
First time for me but this is very much worth a visit if you're stuck in Toyko on a rainy day with nothing to do. There is also a nice lunch that can be enjoyed on the top level. Enjoy.... Ps the art.... more »
There are no general art exhibitions. There are some paid special exhibitions. However, even if you don't go to the exhibition, the glass building is something to admire. I found the gift shops... more »
Low sunlight brightens atrium of three stories height. One of the guys who is intrigued by the thoughtful people comes in with a frustrated expression and carefully presses the shutter. The outfit does not reveal the architect (or student), but you can read from the picture of the relationship between buildings and people. The National Art Center is composed of masses of large scale cone and reverse cone and wraps around with a wavy glass facade. Behind the building you can see that Aoyama Park is connected to the natural context. I was wondering if the horizontal pair-glass of the facade had affected Apple's new building.
Great piece of architecture. Nice light all day long. Plenty of space to have peaceful rest and enjoy quite ok coffee.
Plan your trip to Tokyo
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Side trips from Tokyo
Hidden gems in Tokyo
Parks in Tokyo
Nearby attractions in Tokyo
Plans to The National Art Center, Tokyo by other users
29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM SWEDEN October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM GERMANY April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 49 days in Tokyo, Sapporo & Hiroshima BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium