The National Museum of Western Art


The National Museum of Western Art

This is Japan's only national art museum, where you can view various Western artworks, including the Matsukata collection, which mainly consists of French artworks.

The National Museum of Western Art is the only national art museum devoted to a wide range of Western art. The core of the museum is the Matsukata Collection, a French art collection that is mainly comprised of Impressionist paintings and Rodin's sculptures. The building itself is of historical value and is one of the attractions in addition to the art collection. The main building was designed by the renowned 20th-century French architect, Le Corbusier, and was designated as an Important Cultural Property (architecture) in 2007. In the museum's permanent collection are approximately 5,500 works, including Western paintings from the late medieval period through the beginning of the 20th century and modern French sculptures, such as Rodin's, are displayed throughout the year. It is conveniently located, only a one-minute walk from the JR Ueno station. In the main building is a cafe-restaurant where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a meal overlooking the courtyard garden.


  • Address

    Ueno-koen Park 7-7, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007

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  • Nearest Station
    Ueno Station
    ・ Hokkaido Shinkansen Line
    ・ Tohoku Shinkansen Line
    ・ Akita Shinkansen Line
    ・ Yamagata Shinkansen Line
    ・ Joetsu Shinkansen Line
    ・ Hokuriku Shinkansen Line
    ・ JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
    ・ JR Yamanote Line
    ・ JR Tohoku Main Line
    ・ JR Utsunomiya Line
    ・ JR Takasaki Line
    ・ JR Joban Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
    Park Exit
    1 minute on foot
    Keisei Ueno Station
    ・Keisei Main Line
    ・Narita Sky Access
    7 minutes on foot

  • Phone Number


    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.


  • Hours
    Tuesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
    Wednesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
    Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm
    Friday 9:30am - 8:00pm
    Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
    Sunday 9:30am - 5:30pm
    *Open until 8:00 p.m. every Friday; open until 5:00 p.m. during the winter; last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed
    If the actual day of national holidays or compensatory holidays is a Tuesday, then on the following day we will be closed. We are closed on a New Year’s holiday (December 28th to January 1st ). Also please note that temporarily we are opened/closed due to unforeseen circumstances.