The National Art Center, Tokyo


The National Art Center, Tokyo

A building that is in itself a work of art. An art center where you can enjoy a variety of art exhibitions.

The museum is directly connected to Nogizaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line or a 5- minute walk from the Toei Bus stop, Aoyama Saijou. The building was designed by Kisho Kurokawa based on the concept ”a museum in the forest”. Its impressive and unique appearance can be considered itself to be a piece of art. Making the most of its exhibition space which is one of the largest in Japan, the museum focuses on serving as a venue for special exhibitions to introduce progressive artworks both in Japan and abroad and public offered exhibitions for major domestic artist groups. You can see books, magazines, journals, exhibition catalogs and other materials related to art and use the database for search in the art libraries. The museum also offers rental baby push chairs and a nursing room for those who visit with small children and a restaurant and cafe spaces for a break. Before you leave, stop by the museum shop to see artistic original items. You may find something you like.


  • Address

    7-22-2, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-8558

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  • Nearest Station
    Nogizaka Station
    ・ Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    Exit 6
    1 minute on foot
  • Phone Number


    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.


  • Hours
    Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    *Closes at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays during the themed exhibition periods
  • Closed