ROPPONGI Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (53F), 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku +81(0)357778600 Everyday except Tuesdays: 10am www.mori.art.museum The Mori Art Museum is located on the top floors of the glass-clad Mori Tower and offers exhibitions of contemporary art, photography, film, fashion, design and architecture. Then walk around the Tokyo City View floor and enjoy the amazing city lights and sparkling Tokyo Bay at night. 250 meters above sea level, 360 degrees panoramic view.
Don't forget to check out the museum and gift store on the Westwalk 3rd floor. There is a small gallery in the back room that has good exhibitions small as well.
Nezu Muzeum of Fine Arts
NEZU INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS AOYAMA 6-5-1, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, 107-0062 +81(0)334002536 www.nezu-muse.or.jp Reopened after 4 years of remodeling by architect Kuma Kengo. Nezu's holdings of Japanese and other Asian pre-modern arts form the core of the museum collection. Today it comprises more than 7,000 objects including calligraphy, painting, sculpture, ceramics, lacquer, metalwork, bamboo crafts and textiles. The museum is set in the spacious traditional-style garden with pond are several teahouses. You can take a good 10-minute walk through the Japanese Zen garden, a relaxing break from Omotesando's shopping madness.
HARA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
SHINAGAWA 4-7-25 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, 140-0001 +81(0)334450651 11am-5pm / Wednesdays until 8pm (except when Wednesday is a national holiday) / Last entry 30mn before closing Closed on Mondays (open if it's a national holiday and closed the following day) and between exhibitions www.haramuseum.or.jp Museum : Specialized in contemporary art, the Hara Museum holds a wide collection of pieces from 1950s on. From masters to cutting-edge artists from the international scene.
SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART
Tokyo Midtown Tokyo Midtown Gardenside 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-k +81(0) 3 3479 8600 Sundays, Mondays, and National Holidays 10:00-18:00 Wednesdays to Saturdays 10:00-20:00 Last admission: 30 minutes before closing. http://www.suntory.com/culture-sports/sma/index.html Special exhibitions of paintings, ceramics, lacquer ware, glass dyeing and weaving. There is also a beautiful on-site tea room and museum shop.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO
Ginza Metropolitan Kiba Park, 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, 135-0022 +81(0)352454111 10am-6pm / last admission 30mn before closing Closed on Mondays (Next day if Monday is a national holiday)
THE UENO ROYAL MUSEUM
TAITO 1-2, Ueno-koen, Taito-ku , 110-0007 +81(0)338334191 10am-5pm www.ueno-mori.org Formerly the Japan Art Association Museum, The Ueno Royal Museum is now headed by Prince Hitachinomiya and promotes Japanese art and culture. It even hosts an art school.
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THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, TOKYO
CHIYODA 3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, 102-8322 +81(0)357778600 10am-5pm (Admission until 4:30pm) Closed on Mondays www.momat.go.jp Recently enlarged and renovated by Sakakura Associates, MoMAT was the first national museum of Art in Japan. Great permanent exhibitions.
TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM
Taito 8-36 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, 110-0007 +81(0)338236921 9am-5pm (Admission until 4:30pm) Closed on Mondays (except if it's national holiday, then closed the following day) www.tobikan.jp Check the Rental Galleries for collective exhibitions of Japanese artists.
MIDTOWN 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku +81(0)334752121 11am-8pm / admission until 7:30pm Closed on Tuesdays and year-end holidays www.2121designsight.jp firstname.lastname@example.org 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT is a new space for design exploration, established by the Issey Miyake Foundation. Designed by architect Tadao Ando, the low-rise building has a ground floor and a basement. Its double-glazing encase is the longest in Japan.
THE NATIONAL ART CENTER
Address:7 Chome-22-2 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-8558, Japan
Is a museum in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. A joint project of the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the National Museums Independent Administrative Institution, it stands. Designed by Kisho Kurokawa.
1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo
Edo-Tokyo Museum is one of the best history and architecture museums in Japan. It presents Tokyo story from ancient times in a very visual and compelling way by showing a variety of artifacts from antique clothing and kitchen utensils all the way to building models. It's a bit out of the way from other attractions but highly recommended to all history, design, and architecture lovers.
-The Museum will be closed for renovations until March 2018
Suntory Museum of Art
Beautiful Museum with art shows mainly focused the history of Japanese Art, ceramics, etc. The museum itself is stunning as well.
Please also visit the tea house. There is a Tea Ceremony every other Thursday. The gift store is lovely as well.
Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3F, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8643, Japan
Yayoi Kusama Museum
Yayoi Kusama’s Recently opened museum in Shinjuku dedicated to her work.
Please note that this is by appointment only.
107 Bentencho, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-0851
Thursdays to Sundays and National Holidays. 11am – 5pm