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Salon de The Rond 「サロン・ド・テ ロンド/ 国立新美術館のカフェ」

The National Art Center Tokyo, designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa (1934 – 2007)  is the largest exhibition space of any museum in Japan.

cafe the Rond

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.

The Rond

↓↓↓ This gigantic cone nests Salon de The Rond. Pretty cool, right?

The Rond

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!

The Rond

The Rond

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!

The Rond

the rond

the rond

The Rond

Love how the light reflects on the building facade

the rond

The Rond

The Rond

 

 

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

thanks

 

Salon de The Rond : 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku Tokyo, Closest Station:  Nogizaka Station (Chiyoda line), Roppongi Station (Oedo, Hibiya lines)

 

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

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