The National Museum of Western Art puts western art in the spotlight in Tokyo. The building designed by Le Corbusier in which it is located, is the only UNESCO cultural heritage in the city that retains a modern look, some 60 years after its opening.
Take all the time you need to explore the permanent collection, which is based on the Kōjirō Matsukata Western Art Collection, featuring works by Van Gogh, French Impressionists such as Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, by sculptor Rodin and some lesser-known works by some of the world’s best artists.
Monet has a lot of space here because Kōjirō Matsukata bought the art from him directly. You will also find many Rodin sculptures throughout the museum. Don’t forget to take a walk in the outdoor garden dotted with sculptures – it’s free and there are plenty of nice photo spots.
It is worth arriving just as the museum opens, as you will probably have the exhibitions for yourself for just a little while.
Show your digital ticket at the entrance to the permanent collection.
This tour is accessible for people in wheelchairs and with reduced mobility.
It can be canceled up to 24 hours before the day of the visit.