Kokuritsu Seiyo Bijutsukan (The National Museum of Western Art)
Kokuritsu Seiyo Bijutsukan was established to house works of French art collected over many years by Kojiro Matsukata, the son of Japanese prime minister Masayoshi Matsukata, and to exhibit these works of art to the general public. Known as the Matsukata Collection, these works were placed under the control of the French government after World War II, and werereturned to Japan in 1959. The design of this museum is the work of the French architect Le Corbusier. Along with 53 sculptures by Rodin, including The Thinker, the exhibits here also feature works by Courbet, Monet, Renoir and Gauguin, offering insights into the history of Western art from the Renaissance to the mid-20th century.
Address: 7-7 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Admission Fee: 420 yen (permanent exhibition)
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a holiday, the next weekday), New Years holidays'
[Rail]JR Tokyo Stn./JR Yamanote Line/6-min. ride/Ueno Stn./1-min. walk