This Museum Café in Tokyo Lets You Experience Its Futuristic Space
It's shaped like a spaceship!
The National Art Center, Tokyo
7-22-2, Roppongi, Minato District, Tokyo
Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on Tuesdays.
In the September 2019 issue of Tokyo Walker magazine, there was a feature on this artsy museum café where you can spend your day. You might feel pressured to visit a museum without any prior knowledge about art. However, there seems to be a nice café beside the museum. There are also new desserts to try and explore. So why don’t you try dropping by the café to enjoy not only some good tea but also the stylish atmosphere? Try stepping into the unknown world of art and you might find a lot of things that would fascinate you more than the usual world.
Here’s a chill way of spending your day at the museum.
1. First, enjoy the atmosphere of the museum café. Take your time looking at artworks you’re curious about.
2. Don’t put too much effort into consciously looking at the artwork, but rather just stroll around.
3. You don’t need any special knowledge. Whether you like it or not, either way is fine.
Immerse yourself in an artistic feeling within the wavy glass curtain wall
This café, which is on top of an inverted cone, is like a spaceship.
The National Art Center, Tokyo is connected directly to Nogizaka Station. The glass curtain wall that spreads throughout the art center makes it look futuristic. You might feel a little intimidated inside this stylish place. Go inside the café that looks like a spaceship and try ordering a cake and drink. The sweet yet slightly bitter mousse will melt in your mouth. Once you look over the lobby, you will feel relaxed and the feeling of intimidation will be gone.
This part of the National Art Center looks superb!
This aerial café floating in a wide atrium is a futuristic space.
The museum doesn't hold any in-house collections but displays different pieces in its exhibition space. It is considered one of the largest within Japan. The building with the impressive curvy glass wall is known to be designed by Kisho Kurosawa.
These are some of the cakes and macarons that can be seen in the glass case.
Salmon & cream cheese sandwich (¥1,360)
The building with a futuristic glass wall is designed by Kisho Kurokawa. ©The National Art Center, Tokyo
You may contact Salon de The ROND at +81-3-5770-8162. They are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Saturday to Thursday and until 7 p.m. on Fridays.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (23 August 2019)