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Hide out a secret cafe

You don’t need to be interested in a specific exhibition to visit the National Art Center, Tokyo. In fact, you don’t even need an exhibition ticket at all. The NACT building is free to enter throughout the day, and the facility’s restaurants and cafes can all be reached without having to go through an exhibition hall first.

But perhaps due to being located inside an art institution, sheltered from the bustle on the streets of Roppongi, the NACT’s restaurants and cafes rarely get as crowded as similar establishments nearby. The restaurant tends to be a particularly calm place in the evening, when the low lighting in the vast space of the building adds to the atmosphere.

Next time you can’t find a seat at your go-to Roppongi coffee shop, give the NACT a chance. The experience of kicking back and sipping on a latte or espresso in one of the Center’s cafes is enhanced by the building’s eye-catching architecture—and by the relative silence that makes the NACT the perfect place to take a moment all for yourself.

*For information about the Restaurant and Cafés, please visit the Restaurant / Cafés.