The National Art Center Tokyo, designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa (1934 – 2007) is the largest exhibition space of any museum in Japan.
The main hall of the museum has two gigantic inverted cones. On top of one sits “Brasserie Paul Bocuse Le Musee” (a 3-stars Michelin restaurant) and on the second one “Salon de The Rond“ Cafe, where I enjoyed some quiet time after seeing the Center’s current exhibition.
↓↓↓ This gigantic cone nests Salon de The Rond. Pretty cool, right?
The Salon offers an assortment of delicious treats, including sandwiches and a variety of cakes, as well as tea, coffee, and a selection of wines. There’s a very relaxed atmosphere in the cafe and of course an excellent view!
NACT does not have its own permanent collection but instead holds special exhibitions only. Entry to the National Art Center is free so you can wander around this amazing building and enjoy a cup of tea or a meal and then visit their excellent museum shop. You can also enjoy for free their relaxation area with designer chairs on the basement level and the NACT’s ‘Art Library’ on the third floor.
Amazing architecture inside & outside!
Love how the light reflects on the building facade
I’d like to thank Salon de The Rond’s staff who kindly let me shoot their lovely cafe, りがとうございます
Salon de The Rond : 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo, Closest Station: Nogizaka Station (Chiyoda line), Roppongi Station (Oedo, Hibiya lines)
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