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  • Address: 7-7 Ueno-koen
  • Hours: Tues-Thurs, Sat-Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Fri 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Admission: Adults 420 yen; College students 120 yen

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National Museum of Western Art

Known colloquially as NMW, this government owned museum focuses on acquiring and displaying prominent western artwork. In keeping with this theme the squat reinforced concrete main building was designed by the famous french architect Le Corbusier. It's the only one of his designs in the Far East and is a provisional UNESCO site.

The museum exhibits works ranging from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. In the main building you'll find paintings from the 18th century and earlier. The New Wing houses more modern paintings, as well as the drawings and prints collections. The collection includes greats like Monet, Miro and Van Gogh as well as more lesser known artist.  Scattered around and outside of the museum are fifty sculptures by Rodin.

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