Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is a museum located in Ueno Park. In 1926 a donation from Japanese businessman Sato Keitaro was received and the museum was opened as Japan’s first public museum. After that, in 1975 a Japanese architect named Maekawa Kunio constructed a new museum from the deteriorated building. After construction, as curator efforts were focused on exhibit planning and gathering works. Educational activities such as workshops also began to be offered. In 2012, further large-scale renovations were put into effect and now the museum is full of restaurants and shops.

Admission is free, however the admission fee differs when there are exhibitions being held. The entire museum is closed on the first and third Mondays of every month and from December 28th to January 3rd for the Year-end and New Year holidays. Besides that, there may be times when the museum is temporarily closed for work such as maintenance or changing the exhibits.


The nearest station is JR Ueno Station and the museum is a 7-minute walk from the park entrance. Besides the JR lines, you can also get to the museum from Keisei Ueno Station and from the Tokyo Metro Ginza line and Hibiya line of Ueno Station. From there it takes around 10 minutes to walk to the museum. If you use the Tokyo Metro lines, Exit 7 is the closest exit to the museum.

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Description: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Sights Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (東京都美術館)
Address 8-36 Ueno-park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-3823-6921
Duration 1Hour(s)
Closed dates Irregular closed dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)

Map: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum