Tokyo Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan Kogeikan (Museum of Modern Art Technical Art Hall)
The building of the Tokyo Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan Kogeikan dates back to 1943. It was originally constructed as a government building housing the headquarters of the Imperial Guards, who were responsible for the security of the Imperial Palace. It has been preserved as a valuable example of the history of Japanese Western-style architecture, and designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government. To turn it into a museum, the outer walls and central staircase were restored and the interior renovated to provide exhibition space. Permanent exhibits include ceramics, lacquerware, dyed cloth, metalwork, wood and bamboo works and industrial design artifacts. The museum has collected about 1,500 items from Japan and the rest of the world, mainly in the past 50 years. Among these, 100 items are on permanent display.
Address: 1, Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Admission Fee: 200 yen (permanent exhibition)
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following weekday). Dec. 29-Jan. 1, maintenance period
[Rail]JR Tokyo Stn./Subway Marunouchi Line/2-min. ride/Otemachi Stn./Subway Tozai Line/2-min. ride/Takebashi Stn./7-min. walk