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National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo



The museum now offers free admission once a year on May 18 (International Museum Day).

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The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, also know by the English acronym MOMAT, is located within walking distance of Akihabara and a stone's throw away from the northern walls of the Imperial Palace. The closest subway station is Takebashi (T08) on the Tozai line, Exit 1B. Although only open between 10:00 and 17:00 and closed on Mondays, I was lucky to visit on a Friday, when the main collection hours were extended to 20:00. The museum specializes in showing the history of modern art in Japan and is known for its collection of 20th century art and includes Western-style and Nihonga artists.

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