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MUSEUM LISTINGS

  Museums Locations
A Atami MOA Museum of Art Shizuoka Prefecture (Atami)
B Bonsai Village in Omiya Saitama Prefecture (Omiya)
  Bridgestone Museum Tokyo (Chuo-ku)
  Bunkamura The Museum Tokyo (Shibuya-ku)
C Chiba City Museum of Art Chiba (Chiba Prefecture)
  Calligraphy Museum (Taito Ward) Tokyo (Taito-ku)
  Calligraphy Museum, Japan (Itabashi-ku) Tokyo (Itabashi-ku)
  Camera -JCII Camera Museum Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
  Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art Chiba (Chiba Prefecture)
E Edo-Tokyo Museum Tokyo (Sumida-ku)
  Eisei Bunko Tokyo (Bunkyo-ku)
F Fuchu Art Museum Tokyo (Fuchu)
G Gotoh Museum Tokyo (Setagaya-ku)
  Ghibli Museum Tokyo (Mitaka)
H Hatakeyama Memorial Museum Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  Hachioji Yume Art Museum Tokyo (Hachioji)
  Hakone - HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, THE Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
  Hakone - Hakone Museum of Art Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
  Hakone - Venetian Glass Museum (Hakone Garasunomori Museum) Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
  Hakone - Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
  Hakone - OKADA MUSEUM OF ART, Hakone Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
  Hakone - POLA MUSEUM OF ART, Hakone Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
  Hakone - Lalique Museum, Hakone Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
  Hakone - Museum of The Little Prince in Hakone (Musee Du Petit Prince De Saint Exupery A Hakone) Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
  Hibiya Library & Museum Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
  Hara Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Shinagawa-ku)
  Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall Ichikawa (Chiba Prefecture)
  Hokusai Museum, Sumida Sumida-ku (Tokyo)
I Idemitsu Museum Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
  Imperial Palace Sannomaru Shozokan Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
J JCII Camera Museum Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
  Japan Calligraphy Museum Tokyo (Itabashi-ku)
  Japan Sword Museum, The Tokyo (Shibuya-ku)
  Japan Folk Crafts Museum, The Tokyo (Meguro-ku)
K Kikuchi Kanjitsu Memorial Tomo Museum Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  Kodansha Noma Memorial Museum Tokyo (Bunkyo-ku)
  Koga Masao Museum of Music Tokyo (Shibuya-ku)
  Kamakura Kokuhokan Museum Kanagawa Prefecture (Kamakura)
  Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum Kanagawa Prefecture (Kamakura)
  Kawasaki City Museum Kanagawa Prefecture (Kawasaki)
  Kawamura DIC Museum of Art Chiba Prefecture (Sakura)
  Kite Museum Tokyo (Nihonbashi)
  Kurita Museum Tochigi Prefecture (Ashikaga)
L Lalique Museum, Hakone Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
M Museum of Modern Art Tokyo Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
  Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art Tochigi Prefecture (Ashikaga)
  Mitsui Memorial Museum Tokyo (Chuo-ku)
  Matsuoka Museum Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  Mori Art Museum Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  Mori Arts Center Gallery Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
  Morikazu Kumagai Museum Tokyo (Toshima-ku)
  Mukai Junkichi Atelier Tokyo (Setagaya-ku)
  Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts Tokyo (Machida)
  Museum of Modern Art, Hayama Kanagawa Prefecture (Hayama)
  Museum of The Little Prince in Hakone (Musee Du Petit Prince De Saint Exupery A Hakone) Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
  Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, The Saitama Prefecture (Kita Urawa)
  Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, The Ibaraki Prefecture (Mito)
N National Museum of Western Art Tokyo (Taito-ku)
  National Museum of Nature and Science Tokyo (Taito-ku)
  National Art Center, Tokyo Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  Nezu Museum Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  New Otani Museum Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
  National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
  National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Kogei-kan (Crafts and Design Gallery) Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
  National Archives of Japan Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
  Nerima Art Museum Tokyo (Nerima-ku)
  Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
  National Museum of Japanese History Chiba Prefecture (Sakura)
O Okura Shukokan Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  Ota Ukiyoe Museum Tokyo (Shibuya-ku)
  OKADA MUSEUM OF ART, Hakone Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
P Panasonic Museum Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  Philateric Museum Tokyo (Shibuya-ku)
  POLA MUSEUM OF ART, Hakone Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
S Suntory Museum of Art Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  SEN-OKU HAKUKO KAN - Sumitomo Collection Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  Shoto Museum Tokyo (Shibuya-ku)
  Sato Sakura Museum Tokyo (Meguro-ku)
  Saitama Museum of Modern Art,, The Saitama Prefecture (Kita Urawa)
  Seikado Museum Tokyo (Setagaya-ku)
  Setagaya Museum Tokyo (Setagaya-ku)
  Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nihon Koa Museum of Art Tokyo (Shinjuku-ku)
  Sato Museum of Art, The Tokyo (Shinjuku-ku)
  Sogo Museum of Art Kanagawa Prefecture (Yokohama)
  Sakura City Museum of Art Chiba Prefecture (Sakura)
  Sumida Hokusai Museum Sumida-ku (Tokyo)
Sannomaru Shozokan, Imperial Palace Chiyoda-ku (Tokyo)
T Tokyo National Museum Tokyo (Taito-ku)
  Takehisa Yumeji Museum Tokyo (Bunkyo-ku)
  Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Tokyo (Taito-ku)
  Tobacco and Salt Museum Tokyo (Sumida-ku)
  Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Tokyo (Minato-ku)
  Tokyo Station Gallery Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku)
  Toguri Museum of Art Tokyo (Shibuya-ku)
  Tokyo Museum of Photography Tokyo (Meguro-ku)
  Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery Tokyo (Shinjuku-ku)
  Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Tokyo (Hachioji)
U University Art Museum, Tokyo University Of The Arts, The Tokyo (Taito-ku)
  Ueno Royal Museum Tokyo (Taito-ku)
V Venetian Glass Museum (Hakone Garasunomori Museum) Kanagawa Prefecture (Hakone)
W WATARI-UM Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Shibuya-ku)
Y Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art Kofu City (Yamanashi Prefecture)
  Yamatane Museum Tokyo (Shibuya-ku)
  Yayoi Museum/ Takehisa Yumeji Museum Tokyo (Bunkyo-ku)
  Yokohama Museum Kanagawa Prefecture (Yokohama)
  Yokohama Sogo Museum of Art Kanagawa Prefecture (Yokohama)


SCHEDULES

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AREAS MUSEUMS EXHIBITIONS DAYS
Taito-ku (Ueno Park) Tokyo National Museum Special Exhibition: JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan at Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries July 3-Sept. 2
     Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Special Exhibition: Foujita: A Retrospective - Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death July 31-Oct. 8
    National Museum of Western Art Western paintings from late medieval period through the early 20th century and French modern sculpture from the museum collection Permanent Exhibition
    Special Exhibition: Michelangelo and the Ideal Body June 19-Sept. 24
     University Museum Tokyo University Fine Art and Music (Geidai)  Foujita in the 1940s: Tributes July 28-Aug. 15
     Ueno Royal Museum The Miracle of M.C. Escher: Prints from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem at Honkan 1F, 2F and Gallery June 6-July 29
                      National Museum of Nature and Science  Permanent Exhibition:
Japan Gallery
3F-South "Nature of the Japanese Islands"/ 3F-North History of the Japanese Islands/ 2F-South Organisms of the Japanese Islands/ 2F-North Japanese People and Nature/1F-South Techniques in Observing Nature

Permanent Exhibition:
Global Gallery
3F Animal of the Earth/ 2F Progress in Science and Technology/ 2F Biodiversity - We are All Part of the Same Exosystem/ B1F Evolution of Life - Solving the Mysteries of the Dinosaurs (closed)
/ B2F Evolution of Life - From the Earth's Origin through Human Existence/ B3F The Natural World
Permanent Exhibition
    Special Exhibition: Insects July 13-Oct. 8
       Theater 360:
"The Last Dinosaurs - Tale of the Fossils -" & "The Journey of Humans: The Worldwide Dispersal and the Creativity of Homo sapiens"
July 1-July 31
Taito-ku(Negishi) Calligraphy Museum April 16-Sept. 25 Closed for renovation of air conditioning April 16-Sept. 25 Closed
Sumida-ku Edo-Tokyo Museum Feature Exhibition: Tokyo 150 Years Aug. 7-Oct. 8
    Tobacco and Salt Museum The 39th Annual Summer Holiday Exhibition for Children How is salt related to animals' life? July 21-Aug. 26
  Sumida Hokusai Museum Special Exhibition: MASUMURA Hiroshi Exhibition featuring the Works of Hokusai ATAGOAL x HOKUSAI June 26-Aug. 26
  The Japan Sword Museum 2018 Contemporary Sword Artisans Exhibition July 21-Oct. 8
Koto-ku Museum of Modern Art Tokyo The Museum is closed for a large scale renovations from May 30, 2016 Closed
Chuo-ku Bridgestone Museum Closed for Renovations Closed
  Mitsui Memorial Museum Special Exhibition: Noh Masks and Attires of the Head Family of Kongo School June 30-Sept. 2
  Kite Museum Permament Exhibition: 300 Japanese Kites Permament Exhibition
Minato-ku National Art Center, Tokyo Special Exhibition: The Art of Portraiture in the Louvre Collection May 30-Sept. 3
         Matsuoka Museum Oriental Porcelains with Key Words - Water and Sky from the Museum Collection June 5-Oct. 13
      Permanent Exhibition: Modern European Sculptures at the exhibition room 2/Ancient Oriental Sculptures at the exhibition room 3
Permanent Exhibition
   Suntory Museum of Art The Ryukyu Kingdom: A Treasure Chest of Beauty July 18-Sept. 2
  Nezu Museum Zen and the Art of Cultural Exchange: An Invitation to Calligraphy and Ink Painting Sept. 1-Oct. 8
  Okura Shukokan Closed for renovations Closed
  Mori Art Museum (53rd floor of Roppongi Hills) Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation April 25-Sept. 17
  Mori Arts Center Gallery (52nd floor of Roppongi Hills) 50th Anniversary Commemoration Weekly Shonen Jump Exhibition VOL. 3 The 2000s - The ever-evolving ultimate magazine July 17-Sept. 30
   Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan(Sumitomo Collection) Special Exhibition: Kano Hogai and the four heavenly guardians Sept. 15-Oct. 28
  Hatakeyama Memorial Museum Summer Exhibition: Enjoying the Cool - Hatakeyama Sokuo's Morning Tea Ceremony Aug. 4-Sept. 17
   Panasonic Museum

Kawai Kanjiro - One of Japan's most prominent modern sculptors

July 7-Sept. 16
    Georges Rouault (9 works) Regular Exhibition
  Kikuchi Kanjitsu Memorial Tomo Museum Stories about Clay, Patterns and Decoration, from the Kikuchi Collection July 28-Nov. 4
    Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Benches of the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples June 30-Sept. 17
Chiyoda-ku Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum The worlds of Chaumet: The art of jewellery since 1780 June 28-Sept. 17
   Tokyo Station Gallery Chihiro Iwasaki Exhibition 100th Anniversary of her birth July 14-Sept. 9
   Idemitsu Museum "Folding Screens of "Famous Views of Edo" and the Lures of the Colorful City July 28-Sept. 9
   JCII Camera Museum Regular Exhibition Regular Exhibition
  New Otani Museum The museum is closed indefinitely from March 24, 2014 Closed
   National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space June 19-Sept. 17
    Takiguchi Shuzo and the Artists Who Captivated Him Primarily from the Museum Collection June 19-Sept. 24
          National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Kogei-kan (Crafts and Design Gallery) Crafts Gallery for Kids x Adults: Heat and Pressure From the Museum Collection June 19-Aug. 26
  National Archives of Japan The Tale of the Heike Family July 21-Sept. 1
    Hibiya Library & Museum Special Exhibition: Taisho Moderns - Blooming of Japanese Modernism Imagerie and Modern Design June 8-Aug. 7
  Imperial Palace Sannomaru Shozokan "Auspicious Event of the Meiji Period - The History of the Imperial Household in the Modern Age" April 28-Aug. 5
Bunkyo-ku Eisei Bunko "Life of Daimyo and his wife" Armors and Art July 21-Oct. 3
  Kodansha Noma Memorial Museum Yokoyama Taikan and His Friends of Restored Inten Sept. 8-Oct. 21
  Yayoi Museum/ Takehisa Yumeji Museum Dolls inspired by the Mysterious World of Izumi Kyoka at Yayoi Museum/ Takehisa Yumeji of Meiji at Takehisa Yumeji Museum July 1-Sept. 24
Shinagawa-ku Hara Museum of Contemporary Art "Mami Kosemura: Phantasy Over Time" June 16-Sept. 2
Itabashi-ku Japan Calligraphy Museum The 45th Japan Calligraphy Museum Public Contribution Works Exhibition July 4-Aug. 19
Toshima-ku Morikazu Kumagai Museum Permanent Exhibition Permanent Exhibition
   Philatelic Museum Special Exhibition: Collage Works using stamps July 21-Aug. 23
Shibuya-ku Yamatane Museum Thematic Exhibition: Depicting Water: Hiroshige's Rain, Gyokudo's Brooks, and Togyu's Maelstroms July 14-Sept. 6
     Bunkamura The Museum

"Romantic Russia" from The State Tretyakov Gallery

Nov. 23-Jan. 27
  Ota Ukiyoe Museum Villains in Ukiyo-e Part 2 June 2-July 29
   Toguri Museum of Art Flower and Plant Designs in Imari Ware July 4-Sept. 22
   Shoto Museum  Diane Claeys Collection - Antique Lace June 12-July 29
  Koga Masao Museum of Music Regular Display Regular Display
   WATARI-UM Museum of Contemporary Art "Rebel Without a Cause Exhibition" I Love Art 14 April 7-July 29
Meguro-ku Tokyo Museum of Photography TOP Collection: Learning Into the Pictures, 3F May 12-Aug. 5
    SUGIURA kunie: Aspring Experiments New York in 50 Years, 2F, Admission: 900 yen July 24-Sept. 24
    World Press Photo 2018, B1, June 9-Aug. 5, Admission: 800 yen June 9-Aug. 5
    Movie: LA STRATEGIA DEL RAGNO, 1F, Admission: 1,800 yen July 21-Aug. 10
        The Japan Folk Crafts Museum Books as Crafts July 3-Sept. 2
   Sato Sakura Museum Nihonga - Welcome to Summer Resorts in Japan June 5-Aug. 26
Setagaya-ku Seikado Museum 150 Years Anniversary of Meiji: Art Works of Meiji Period July 16-Sept. 2
  Gotoh Museum "Stationary" Collection of Calligraphy Master Sesson Uno June 23-July 29
   Setagaya Art Museum HAMADA SHOJI: Works from the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka's Horio Mikio Collection June 30-Aug. 26
  Mukai Junkichi Atelier Traditional Farm Houses along the Roads April 3-Aug. 26
Shinjuku-ku Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nihon Koa Museum of Art CRAY-PAS ART by the Masters - From Modern Japan to the Present Day July 14-Sept. 9
  The Sato Museum of Art Summer Vaction Special: Work Shop Instructed by Yuko Takeda Nihonga Painter, July 27,29 for adults and Aug. 4 and 5 for children and parents. Applications closed. July 27,29 for adults/ Aug. 4 and 5 for children and parents
  Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery Isamu Noguchi: from sculpture to body and garden at Gallery 1&2 July 14-Sept. 24
Nerima-ku Nerima Art Museum Chuji Nakamura Exhibition June 22-July 29
Mitaka Ghibli Museum New Exhibition: Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals May 27, 2017-Nov. 2018
Hachioji City Hachioji Yume Art Museum Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey July 13-Sept. 2
   Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Special Exhibition: Pippi Longstocking and the World of Astrid Lindgren July 28-Sept. 24
     Perment Exhibition: Western Art From Rennaissance to 20th Century Permanent Exhibition
Fuchu Fuchu Art Museum Kinjiro Kida Exhibition July 21-Sept. 2
Machida City Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts  Feature Exhibition: Tamana Araki Exhibition June 30-Sept. 2
Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama Museum "Monet's Legacy" July 14-Sept. 24
    Yokohama Museum of Art Collection July 14-Dec. 16
   Sogo Museum of Art  Digitally Recreated Fermeer July 28-Sept. 2
   Museum of Modern Art, Hayama The Collection of the National Museum of Ethnology - Shell Road June 23-Sept. 2
  Kamakura Kokuhokan Museum Buddhism Sculptures of Kamakura - Images of Buddha Permanent Exhibition
   Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum in Kamakura Feature Exhibition: Kiyokata's Summer at Kanazawa - Hakkei Aug. 1-Aug. 26
    Kawasaki City Museum Feature Exhibition: Kako Satoshi Exhibition at Art Feature Exhibition Gallery 1 July 7-Sept. 9
       Hakone Open-Air Museum Sculptures /Thndersen Exhibitione Picasso Collection/Henry Moore Collection Permanent Exhibition
   Hakone Ashinoko Narukawa Art Museum Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibition Part 3 July 12-Nov. 12
  Hakone Okada Museum of Art Special Exhibition: Tanaka Isson: A Proudly Independent Painter who Loved Amami April 6-Sept. 24
  Hakone Museum of Art Ancient ceramic-ware of Japan from the Jomon period through the Edo period Permanent Exhibition
  Hakone Pola Museum of Art Redon and His World - Beyond imagination - July 22-Dec. 2
   Hakone VENETIAN GLASS MUSEUM (Hakone Garasunomori Museum) 100 pieces of Venetian Glassware which enchanted the royalties of the middle ages Permament Exhibition
  Hakone MUSEE DU PETIT PRINCE DE SAINT-EXUPERY Photographies, letters, items of his regular uses and other memorabilia Permament Exhibition
  Hakone LALIQUE MUSEUM Collection of more than 1,500 of Lalique pieces including 200 precious jewelry. Permament Exhibition
Shizuoka Prefecture   Atami MOA Museum of Art   Yoshida Hiroshi Exhibition July 20-Aug. 28
     Collection is composed of about 3,500 works of art including three national treasures Permament Exhibition
Chiba Prefecture Kawamura DIC Museum of Art Bridget Riley Paintings from the 1960s to the Present April 14-Aug. 26
   National Museum of Japanese History Special Exhibition: Souvenirs as Mirror of Japanese Culture July 10-Sept. 17
    Featured Exhibition: The Forbidden Calendar and Ryakuengi Pamphlet: Literary Culture in Everyday Life April 24-Oct. 28
   Sakura City Museum of Art Shizu Satoh 100 Anniversary after her death July 7-Aug. 12
    Chiba City Museum of Art Woodblock Printer Un-ichi Hiratsuka Exhibition July 14-Sept. 9
   Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art Japan Red Cross Art Collection Exhibition July 14-Sept. 24
   Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall in Ichikawa The World of Higashiyama Kaii- His Mental Images July 7-Sept. 9
Saitama Prefecture The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama Feature Exhibition: Naoki Urasawa Exhibition July 7-Sept. 2
   Omiya Bonsai Art Museum Suiseki - Miniature Landscape Stone June 29-July 25
Tochigi Prefecture Kurita Museum Imari and Nabeshima Ware Permanent Exhibition
   Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art Shoji Hamada, Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Bernard Reach and other master potters Permanent Exhibition
    Reborn The World of Nagakura Suiko Exhibition July 22-Sept. 30
Ibaraki Prefecture The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki 30th Anniversary of the Museum Exhibition Part II: Five Artists from the Japan Art Academy June 16-Aug. 12
Yamanashi Prefecture Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art Special Exhibition: Mid Summer Wonderland - Experiencing Magic Museum June 30-Aug. 26

(Ueno Park, Taito-ku)

TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM

The museum is the largest in Japan and collects, houses, and displays a comprehensive collection of art works and antiquities from Japan as well as other Asian countries. It houses about 88,000 items and besides the regular exhibition, the museum holds special exhibitions several times a year. The visitors exceeds one million a year.

GENERAL INFORMATION
URL: http://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en
Address: 13-9 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku
Access: Ueno Station on JR Yamanote Line/ Subway Ginza Line/ Subway Hibiya Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/1gauv
Admission: 620 yen (Permanent Exhibition)
Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon- if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)
Telephone: 03-3822-1111


Special Exhibition: JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan at Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries, July 3-Sept. 2

Thematic Exhibition: New Acquisitions to the Museum in Fiscal Year 2017 at Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room, June 19-July 29
Thematic Exhibition: THe 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration: The Meiji Era in Calligraphy and Painting at Honkan Room T1 & T2, July 10-Sept. 2
Thematic Exhibition: Buddhist Sculpture from the Edo Period to the Modern Era at Honkan Room 14, July 10-Sept. 30

JAPANESE GALLERY - HONKAN MAIN HALL

2nd Floor "Highlights of Japanese Art"

The Dawn of Japanese Art: Jomon, Yayoi and Kofun periods at Room 1, July 18-Dec. 9/ The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka-Nara Period at Room 1, July 3-Aug. 5/ National Treasure Gallery: Gunsho chiyo (Qunshu zhiyao), Vol. 31 at Room 2, July 10-Aug. 5/ Buddhist Art: Heian-Muromachi Period at Room 3, July 3-Aug. 5/ Courtly Art: Heian-Muromachi Period at Room 3, July 3-Aug. 5/ Zen and Ink Painting: Kamakura-Muromachi at Room 3, July 3-Aug. 5/ The Art of Tea Ceremony at Room 4, June 19-Sept. 9/ Attire of the Military Elite: Heian-Edo period at Room 5 and 6, July 18-Sept. 30/ Folding Screens and Sliding Door Paintings: Azuchi Momoyama-Edo Period at Room 7, July 3-Aug. 5/ The Arts of Daily Life: Azuchi-Momoyama-Edo period at Room 8, May 8-July 22/ Developments in Painting and Calligraphy: Azuchi-Momoyama-Edo period at Honkan Room 8, July 3-Aug. 5/ Noh and Kabuki: Bugaku in Japan's Medieval Period at Room 9, June 19-Aug. 19/ Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period: Ukiyo-e at Room 10, July 3-July 29/ Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period: Fashion at Room 10, June 19-Aug. 19


2nd Floor
Netsuke: The Prince Takamado Collection at The Prince Takamado Collection Room on the 2nd Floor, April 24-July 22

Thematic Exhibition: THe 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration: The Meiji Era in Calligraphy and Painting at Honkan Room T1 & T2, July 10-Sept. 2


1st Floor
Japanese Sculpture at Room 11, at Room 8, May 8-July 22/ Lacquerware at Room 12, July 3-Sept. 30/ Metalwork at Room 13, July 10-Sept. 30/ Japanese Swords at Room 13, July 10-Sept. 17/ Ceramics at Room 13, July 10-Sept. 30/ Thematic Exhibition: Buddhist Sculpture from the Edo Period to the Modern Era at Honkan Room 14, July 10-Sept. 30/ Records of History at Room 15, July 10-Sept. 2/ Life in Ryukyu at Room 16, May 22-Aug. 5/ Conservation and Restoration at Room 17, April 15 (2018) -April 7 (2019)/Modern Art at Room 18, June 19-Sept. 9/ Education Center: Education Space at Room 19, April 15 (2014) -April 7 (2019)/ Creation Process of Bingata at Room 19, April 18 (2017)-Aug. 5 (2018)


Rooms and Floors: Room 1-10 (2nd Floor), Room 11-19 (1st Floor) and Room T1,T2 (2nd Floor), Room T4,T5 (1st Floor)


HYOKEIKAN
Temporarily closed

THE KURODA MEMORIAL HALL
Viscount Kuroda Seiki (1866-1924) brought theories of western-style painting to Japan and is praised as the father of modern Japanese western-style painting.


THE HEISEIKAN GALLERY

The Heiseikan Gallery was built to commemorate the prince's wedding in 1993, serves primarily as the space for the special exhibitions. For this purpose there are four special exhibition galleries on the second floor, as well as the Japanese Archaeological Gallery.

Exhibitions at Heiseikan Gallery
Special Exhibition: JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan at Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries, July 3-Sept. 2, Admission: 1,600 yen (including permanent exhibition)
Thematic Exhibition: New Acquisitions to the Museum in Fiscal Year 2017 at Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room, June 19-July 29

1st Floor:
Japanese Archaeology (Women in full dress Haniwa)
National Treasure: Haniwa (Terracotta tomb figurine) Woman in formal attire at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, July 4 (2017)-July 24 (2018) Excavated at Yokozuka, Toyoshiro-cho, Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, 6th Century.

1st Floor
Japanese Archaeology (Chronological exhibition)

The Beginning of Tool Making in the Paleolithic Era at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 8-June 2 (2019)/ Permanent Settlements and the Creation of Pottery at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 8-June 2 (2019)/ Interaction with the Asian Continent and the Pottery of an Agricultural Society at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 8-June 2 (2019)/ Political Maturation and the Creation of Symbols of Authority at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ The Yamato Kingdom and the Production of Symbols of Authority at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ The Rise of Provincial Clans and the Development of a Unique Culture at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Large Burial Mounds and the Increase in Metal Production at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ The Rise of Provincial Clans and the Development of a Unique Culture at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Late Burial Mounds and Influence from the Asian Continent at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ The Beginning of a State under the Ritsuryo System at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Mountain Worship and the Belief in the Decline of Buddhism at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Life and Death in the Kamakura Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Objects Excavated from Edo at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)

1st Floor
Japanese Archaeology (Thematic Exhibitions)

Daily Tools of the Jomon Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 8-June 2 (2019)/ Accessories and Objects for Prayer from the Jomon Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 8-June 2 (2019)/ Dogu: Objects for Prayer from the Jomon Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 8-June 2 (2019)/ Daily Tools of the Yayoi Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 8-June 2 (2019)/ Accessories and Ritual Implements from the Yayoi Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 8-June 2 (2019)/ Accessories and Ritual Implements from the Yayoi Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 8-June 2 (2019)/ Bronze Ritual Implements of the Yayoi Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 8-June 2 (2019)/ The Post-Jomon Culture in Hokkaido at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 8-June 2 (2019)/ Ancient Chinese Mirrors from Japanese Kofun Burial Mounds at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Imported Bronze Mirrors and Japanese Bronze Mirrors at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Development of the Production of Beads and Jade Objects at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Various Treasured Articles at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Agricultural Tools of the Kofun Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Changes in Weaponry at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Rituals in the Kofun Period: Deity Worship in Eastern Japan at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Funerals of the Kofun Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, Dec. 19-June 3 (2019)/ The Development of Sue pottery at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 5-June 23 (2019)/ Figural Haniwa Tomb Figurines and Funerary Rituals at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, Dec. 19-June 23 (2019)/ Development of Figural Haniwa Tomb Figurines at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June Dec. 19-June 3 (2019)/ The Niizawa Senzuka Tombs and Exchange with the Asian Continent at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Ancient Swords with Inscriptions and the Society of the Kofun Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ The Eta Funayama Burial Mound and the Advanced Culture of Provincial Clans at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Ancient Coins at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Ancient Japanese Tomb Epitaphs at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Unearthed Clay Statues at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-Dec. 25/ Ancient Writing and Officials of the Nara Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallry, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Sutra Mounds: Time Capsules for 5,670,000,000 Years at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Mirrors excavated from sutra mounds at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Sutras Preserved inside Sutra Mounds: Tile, Stone, and Bronze Sutras at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)/ Earthenware Vessels Excavated from the Daimyo Residence in Edo at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-Dec. 25/ Gold Coins Unearthed in Edo at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 15-June 9 (2019)

2nd Floor: Special Exhibition Gallery:
Special Exhibition: JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan at Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries, July 3-Sept. 2

ASIAN GALLERY - TOYOKAN BUILDING

1st Floor
Chinese Buddhist Sculpture at Room 1, April 10 (2018)-April 7 (2019)

2nd Floor
Oasis2 Education Space: Journey Information at Room 2, Jan. 2, 2017-April 7 (2019) Introducing various journeys with images.
Large Dry Lacquer Vessel, April 10 (2018)-March 31 (2019)/ Sculptures from India and Gandhara at Room 3, June 26 (2018)-June 23 (2019)/ Art of the Western Regions at Room 3, June 19-July 29/ Artifacts from West Asia and Egypt at Room 3, May 15-July 29

3rd Floor
The Advent of Chinese Civilization at Room 4, June 5-Oct. 14/ Chinese Bronzes at Room 5, June 26 (2018)-Nov. 18 (2018)/ Burials in China at Room 5, June 5-Oct. 21/ Chinese Ceramics at Room 5, May 22-Sept. 2/ Chinese Textiles: Book of Textile Samples at Room 5, July 3-Sept. 30/ Oasis6 Education Space: Fortune-telling in Asia at Room 6, Jan. 2 (2017)-April 7 (2019)

4th Floor
Stone Relief Carvings of China at Room 7, April 10 (2018)-March 31 (2019)/ Chinese Painting: Creatures in the World of Ink at Room 8, June 26-July 29/ Chinese Calligraphy at Room 8, June 26-Aug. 26/ Chinese Literati at Room 8, June 26-Aug. 26

5th Floor
Chinese Lacquerware at Room 9, June 5-Sept. 2/Decorative Art of Qing Dynasty at Room 9, June 5-Sept. 2/ Polished Stone Tools and Metal Tools of Korea, at Room 10, April 24-Oct. 14/ The Rises and Falls of Kings in Korea, April 24-Oct. 14 at Room 10/ Korean Ceramics, April 24-Oct. 14, at Room 10/ Buddhist Art of Korea at Room 10 June 19-Nov. 18/ Art of the Joseon Dynasty at Room 10, June 26-Sept. 17

Basement
Khmer Sculpture at Room 11, May 8 (2018)-May 6 (2019)/ Gilt Bronze Statues from Southeast Asia at Room 12, May 8 (2018)-May 6 (2019)/ Archaeology of India and Southeast Asia at Room 12, April 10-Sept. 2/ Southeast Asian Ceramics at Room 12, May 8-Sept. 2/ Asian Textiles: Indian at Room 13, July 3-Sept. 30/ Indian Miniature Paintings at Room 13, July 18-Aug. 19/ The Kris: A Mysterious Weapon from Indonesia at Room 13, July 18-Oct. 14


Honkan Main Hall






Toyo Kan (Asian Gallery)






Heisei Kan Gallery






Horyuji Temple Gallery






Hyokei Kan






Kuroda Memorial Hall






Museum Garden
(Springtime Opening March 13-May 20, 2018)





















Museum Garden
(Autumn Opening Oct. 24-Dec. 3, 2017)


















TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM

The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is a historic museum founded in 926 inside Ueno Park as the first public museum in Japan. The museum holds nearly 280 exhibitions every year including exhibitions from globally recognized museums and special exhibitions of treasured worlks as well as temporary exhibitions and public exhibitions.

Special Exhibition: Foujita: A Retrospective - Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death July 31-Oct. 8, Admission: 1,600 yen

URL: http://www.tobikan.jp/en/index.html
Address: 8-36 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku
Access: Ueno Station on JR Yamanote Line/ Subway Ginza Line/ Subway Hibiya Line
Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon. - If Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 31-Jan. 1 closed)
Telephone: 03-3823-6921

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART

The Museum was established in 1959 based on the Matsukata Collection focusing on the Impressionist paintings and Auguste Rodin's sculptures previously stored by the French government. The museum's purpose is to provide the public with opportunities to appreciate western art.

Permanent Exhibition:
Western paintings from the late medieval period through the early 20th century and French modern sculpture.Admission: 500 yen

Special Exhibition: Michelangelo and the Ideal Body, June 19-Sep. 24, Admission: 1,600 yen

http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/
Address: 7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku
Access: Ueno Station on JR Yamanote Line/ Subway Ginza Line/ Subway Hibiya Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/zR3Hn
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 28-Jan. 1 closed)
Telephone: 03-5777-8600


ART MUSEUM - TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF FINE ART AND MUSIC

The university which opened in 1887 has a large collection of art and music materials.
In 1999, The University of Art Museum was opened in response to the aging of the facilities and the needs of the storage and exhibition space commensurate with the scale of the collection. Today, this collection is one of Japan's largest with about 28,500 pieces, distinguished by Japanese modern arts, including works of former teachers and students.

Foujita in the 1940s: Tributes July 28-Aug. 15, Admission: 1,500 yen

http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/news/news_en.htm
Address: 12-8 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku
Access: Ueno Station on JR Yamanote Line/ Subway Ginza Line/ Subway Hibiya Line
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Museum is open only during the exhibition days)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/fEJ0h
Telephone:
03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)


THE UENO ROYAL MUSEUM (Ueno-no-Mori Bijutsukan)

The Museum, formerly the Japan Art Association Museum, was opened in 1972. Today, the association is headed by Prince Hitachinomiya. The Japan Art Association was founded in 1879 as the first Japanese art association. Since its inauguration, the museum has held countless international and planned exhibitions.

The Miracle of M.C. Escher: Prints from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem at Honkan 1F, 2F and Gallery, June 6-July 29, Admission: 1,600 yen

http://www.ueno-mori.org/guide.html
Address: 1-2 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku
Access: Ueno Station on JR Yamanote Line/ Subway Ginza Line/ Subway Hibiya Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/lTptY
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Open year-end and new year holidays)
Telephone: 03-3833-4191


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE, TOKYO

Special Exhibition: Insects
, July 13-Oct. 8

Permanent Exhibitions:
Japan Gallery
3F-South
"Nature of the Japanese Islands"/ 3F-North History of the Japanese Islands/ 2F-South Organisms of the Japanese Islands/ 2F-North Japanese People and Nature/1F-South Techniques in Observing Nature
Global Gallery 3F
Animal of the Earth/ 2F Progress in Science and Technology/ 2F Biodiversity - We are All Part of the Same Exosystem/ B1F Evolution of Life - Solving the Mysteries of the Dinosaurs (closed)
/ B2F Evolution of Life - From the Earth's Origin through Human Existence/ B3F The Natural World

Theater 360: A spherical movie theater in 3D, a movie experience in which the movie viewers are surrounded on all sides by a seamless sphere of video and sound.

Theater 360:
"The Last Dinosaurs - Tale of the Fossils -" & "The Journey of Humans: The Worldwide Dispersal and the Creativity of Homo sapiens"
July 1-July 31

http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/
Address: 7-20 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/VajuE
Access: Ueno Station on JR Yamanote Line/ Subway Ginza Line/ Subway Hibiya Line
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 28-Jan. 1 closed)
Admission: 620 yen
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
/ 03-3822-0111 (museum)


CALLIGRAPHY MUSEUM (Taito Ward)

April 16-Sept. 25 Closed for renovation of air conditioning equipments

The Calligraphy Museum holds important collections for the Chinese and Japanese calligraphy histories, which were collected by a Western-style painter and oriental calligrapher Fusetsu Nakamura (1866-1943) for more than 40 years, almost half his life. Since the foundation in 1936, the museum had been maintained by the Nakamura family for 60 years, but it was donated to Taito City in 1995 and reopened as Taito City Calligraphy Museum in 2000. The museum houses approximately 16,000 pieces of Chinese and Japanese fine arts. (quoted from the home page of the museum).

URL; Calligraphy Museum
Open: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed on Mon. if Mon. is a holiday on Tue.)(Dec. 2-Jan. 3 closed)
Admission: 500 yen
Address: 10-4, Negishi 2-chome, Taito-ku
Access: Uguisudani Station on JR Yamanote Line
Telephone: 03-3872-2645

(Sumida-ku)

EDO-TOKYO MUSEUM

The museum opened in 1993 as a place where visitors come to learn more about Tokyo's history and culture. In the Permanent Exhibition area are many vivid replicated exhibits of large-scale models of houses, architectures, cultural heritage, kabuki scenes, people's daily life and many others featuring Edo period (1603-1868) to the recent past.

Feature Exhibition: Feature Exhibition: Tokyo 150 Years Aug. 7-Oct. 8

https://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/
Address: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku
Access: Ryogoku Station on JR Sobu Line
Admission: 600 yen
Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 26-Jan. 1 closed)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/AWhBs
Telephone: 03-3626-9974

TOBACCO AND SALT MUSEUM

The museum moved from Shibuya to Sumida and reopened on April 25, 2015.

The 39th Annual Summer Holiday Exhibition for Children How is salt related to animals' life? July 21-Aug. 26, Admission: 100 yen

The Tobacco and Salt Museum is dedicated to the history and cultures surrounding tobbaco and salt. The museum collects resources, conducts and culture pertaining to tobacco and salt. It also extends beyond these core topics to cover a wide scope of themes in the special exhibition.

Tobacco & Salt Museum
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 3 closed)
Address: Yokokawa 1-16-3, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Access: 10 minutes walk from Sky Tree Station on Tobu Sky Tree Line
Telephone: 03-3622-8801

THE SUMIDA HOKUSAI MUSEUM

Special Exhibition: MASUMURA Hiroshi Exhibition featuring the Works of Hokusai ATAGOAL x HOKUSAI, June 26-Aug. 26, Admission: 1,000 yen

Permanent Exhibition of Works of Hokusai, Admission: 400 yen

Katsushika Hokusai was born in Sumida and spent most of his life in Sumida City. Besides providing an introduction to the art of Hokusai and his disciples, the museum features exhibitions on a variety of themes and educational activities designed to provide an easy-to-understand introduction to Hokusai and the Sumida in which he lived. This is a constantly expanding museum dedicated to telling the community and the world about Hokusai and his art, as well as a center for promoting culture and community activities. (from the museum home page)

URL: http://hokusai-museum.jp/
Access: Ryogoku Station on JR Chuo-Sobu Line/ Ryogoku Station on Toei Subway
Address: 2-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku
Admission: 400 yen (Special Exhibition 900 yen)
Open: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (closed on Mon. if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 1 closed)
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

THE JAPANESE SWORD MUSEUM

The museum is dedicated to the art of Japanese swordmaking. The museum preserves 152 items including swords including ones designated as National Treasures made by Nobuyoshi Kuniyuki (Rai) and Kuniyuki (Taima), sword fittings, armor, and documents of metal working. In usual exhibitions such as the "Koto (old sword) and Shinto (new sword)" are exhibited and the works of famous swordsmiths from the Heian to Edo Priods (782-1867) are also on display. The Archives Room houses about 1,500 historical documents and archives on swords.

The Museum at Yoyogi is closed and the new museum was built in January, 2018 at Ryogoku.

Exhibition: 2018 Contemporary Sword Artisans Exhibition,
July 21-Oct. 8

http://www.touken.or.jp/english/
Address: 1-12-9, Yokoami, Sumida-ku (Near Sumo Stadium in Ryogoku)
Access: 7 minutes walk from West Exit of Ryogoku Station on JR Sobu Line
Time: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 19-Jan. 4 closed)
Admission: 1,000 yen
Telephone: 03-6284-1000

(Koto-ku)

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, was opened in 1995 to systematically research, collect, preserve and display contemporary art that has been created both in Japan and overseas since 1945.

The Museum is closed for a large scale renovations from May 30, 2016
Admission: 1,000 yen

http://www.mot-art-museum.jp/eng/
Address: 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/KTbxq
Access: Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station on Subway Hanzomon Line
Time: 10:00-18:00 (closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Closed Year-End and New Year Holidays)
Telephone: 03-5633-5860

(Chuo-ku)

BRIDGESTONE MUSEUM OF ART

The Museum was founded in 1952 when Ishibashi Shojiro, founder of the Bridgestone Corporation, opened an art museum in order to exhibit his private collection. The museum devotes itself to the collection and the exhibition of works from Impressionism and other modern art to 20th cenruty art, as well as Japanese Western-style paintings from the Meiji and following eras.

Bridgestone Museum will close for renovations for several years from May 18, 2015

http://www.bridgestone-museum.gr.jp/en/
Address: 1-19-1 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku
Access: Kyobashi Station on Subway Ginza Line/ Tokyo Station on JR Lines
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/YOomx
Telephone: 03-5777-8600


MITSUI MEMORIAL MUSEUM

The Museum opened in Oct. 2005 in Nihonbashi, a site closely related to the Mutsui Group. The collections from the Mitsui Bunko Museum in Nakano, with many treasures of Japanese and Asian art, moved to the new museum. Members of the Mitsui families have assembled the art works in the collection over the past three centuries. Their preservasion as a collection made these art works a preeminent element of Japanese cultural heritage.

Special Exhibition: Noh Masks and Attires of the Head Family of Kongo School, June 30-Sept. 2, Admission: 1,300 yen

http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/english/english.html
Address: 2-1-1 Murocho-Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku (7th floor of Mitsui & Company Main Building)
Access: Mitsukoshi-mae Station on Subway Ginza Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/OgUZ8
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 28-Jan. 3 closed)
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (Hellow Dial)


KITE MUSEUM
Kite Museum in Nihonbashi, Tokyo was built by Masaaki Modegi on the 5th floor of Taimeiken Building in 1977. Masaaki Modegi is the son of Shingo Modegi who was the founder of the western style restaurant Taimeken in 1927. Collecting kites was started by Shingo Modegi as his hobby. Today, collecting kites succeeded by the family amount to about 3,000 and of them 300 are exhibited in the museum and shown to the public. Also, precious hand drawn kites are sold at about 7,000 to 9,000 yen a piece and a printed one at 350 yen.

Kite Museum
Open: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Sundays and National holidalys)(Dec. 29-Jan. 3 closed)
Admission: 200 yen
Address: 1-12-10 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku.
Access: Nihonbashi Station on Subway Ginza Line
Telephone: 03-3275-2704
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(Minato-ku)

THE NATIONAL ART CENTER, TOKYO

The center is a unique and innovative art exhibition facility. Instead of maintainig a permanent collection, it makes the most of a total 14,000 square meters of exhibition space, focusing on serving as a venue for various art exhibitions. The Center also promotes outreach activities through its educational programs, and the Art Library serving to collect and disseminate information related to art.

Special Exhibition: The Art of Portraiture in the Louvre Collection, May 30-Sept. 3, Admission: 1,600 yen

http://www.nact.jp/english/index.html
Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Access: Nogizaka Station on Subway Chiyoda Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/4qckz
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Tue - if Tuesday is a holiday on Wednesday)(Dec. 26-Jan. 9 closed)
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (Hellow Dial)


MATSUOKA MUSEUM OF ART

"People forget the dead no matter how great he or she was. On the other hand, classic artworks remain for eternity. So it is my dream to have the public enjoy all that I have collected." Seijiro Matsuoka (1894-1989) a Tokyo-born successful businessman used to say and when he turned 80 years old he decided to share his grand collections with the public. In 1975, he founded the Matsuoka Museum of Art in Shinbashi. As his collections continued to expand, he planned to build a larger museum. However, he passed away before fulfilling this dream. His family members decided to build a new museum at the site of his residence in Shirokanedai in Minato-ku which he loved very much and often commented "This house is surrounded by nature. I can see big birds, Autumn is especially nice." He likened his residence to Hakone. The museum opened in April, 2000.

Oriental Porcelains with Key Words - Water and Sky from the Museum Collection, June 5-Oct. 13

Permanent Exhibition: Ancient Orientat Art/ Modern Sculptures/ Ancient Asian Sculptures

http://www.matsuoka-museum.jp/english/
Admission: 800 yen
Address: 5-12-6 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku
Access: Shirokanedai Station on Subway Nanboku Line or Mita Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/znbzK
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 30-Jan. 4 closed)
Telephone: 03-5449-0251


SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART

"Art in Life" has been the theme of the Museum for 40 years since its establishment. With this on-going theme, the museum has zealously collected Japan's antique arts and crafts. The Collection distinctively different from a conventional private museum collection based on an individual collector's sense and taste in art. At present, the Collection consists of over 3,000 articles closely connected to Japanese life, as a wide and full art collection with enriched content.

The Glass that Galle Adored - Glass from the Qing Imperial Collection April 25-July 1 Admission: 1,600 yen/ The Ryukyu Kingdom: A Treasure Chest of Beauty, July 18-Sept. 2, 1,300 yen

http://www.suntory.com/sma/
Time: Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Tuesday - March 14 and March 21 closed)(Dec. 30-Jan. 1 closed)
Address: Tokyo Midtown Gardenside 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/JclkT
Access: Direct connection from Exit 8 of Roppongi Station on Subway Hibiya Line
Telephone: 03-3479-8600

NEZU MUSEUM

The museum opened in 1941 at the private residence of Kaichiro Nezu (1860-1940) the founder of Tobu Railway. The museum was set in the beautiful spacious Japanese garden with pond, several tea houses, etc. Nezu Kaichiro's holdings of Japanese and other Asian pre-modern arts form the core of the museum collection. The museum's group of ancient Chinese bronzes is world famous. The museum has extensive holdings of Japanese paintings and ceramics from after the fifteenth century and has become famous for the folding-screen painting of Irises by the seventeenth century Rimpa artist, Ogata Korin.

Zen and the Art of Cultural Exchange: An Invitation to Calligraphy and Ink Painting Sept. 1-Oct. 8

http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/en/

Address:6-5-1 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku
Access: Omote Sando Station Exit A5 on Subway Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line, Chiyoda Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/dCtsw
Time: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 18-Jan. 9 closed)
Admission: 1,100 yen
Telephone: 03-3400-2536


OKURA SHUKOKAN

Okura Shukokan is an art museum founded by Kihachiro Okura (1837-1928) the founder of the Okura conglomerates. Since the Meiji Restoration in 1868, he devoted himself not only to the development of industry and foreign trade in the newly rising Japan, but also made a great contribution to fostering educational and welfare services in the Meiji Era (1868-92). For him it was a tragedy to see so many of Japan's cultural treasures leaving the country. He, therefore, willingly offered himself as a guardian and promoter of Japan's original culture, and eventually donated to the public a mass of cultural property which he had collected during an expanse of over half a century since the Restoration. This is the Foundation called the Okura Shukokan established in August, 1917. It was a forerunner of private art museums in Japan. The collection consists of about 2500 works of art, and about 1000 volumes of books. The entire collection includes 3 Natinal Treasures, 12 important Cultural Properties, and 44 important Art Objects.

Closed for Renovations for four years from April 1, 2014.

Address: 2-10-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku
Access: Kamiya Station on Subway Hibiya Line
http://www.shukokan.org/english/
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/srisc
Admission: 800 yen
Telephone: 03-3583-0781

MORI ART MUSEUM

The Mori Art Museum has developed its own distinctive approach to art activities, embracing the concepts of "contemporary" and "international" since its establishment in 2003. The museum is committed to presenting a wide range of exhibitions and public programs that feature cutting-edge visual arts, architecture and design in a global perspective. The intention of the Mori Art Museum's continuing "Art plus Life" principle is to realize an enriched society where art relates to all aspects of life.

Leandro Erlich: Seeing and Believing - The Largest Solo Exhibition of Leandro Erlich's to Date, Nov. 18-April 1/ MAM Screen 007: Yamamoto Atsushi/ MAM Project 024: Dane Mitchell, Nov. 18-April 1/ The Weekly Comic Magazine "Jump" VOL. 2-1990, March 19-June 17, Admission: 1,800 yen

http://www.mori.art.museum/eng/index.html
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (As there is no permanent exhibition, the Museum is closed to the public when no exhibitions are being held)(Open Year-end and New Year Days)
Access: 53rd floor Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Roppongi Map: http://goo.gl/maps/sWPGA
Station on subway Hibiya Line
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

MORI ARTS CENTER GALLERY

The Mori Arts Center Gallery holds wide variety of exhibitions from fashion, cinema to historical masterpices of paintings.

50th Anniversary Commemoration Weekly Shonen Jump Exhibition VOL. 3 The 2000s - The ever-evolving ultimate magazine July 17-Sept. 30, Admission: 2,000 yen (Open everyday during the exhibition)

http://www.roppongihills.com/facilities/macg/

Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (As there is no permanent exhibition, the Museum is closed to the public when no exhibitions are being held)(Open Year-end and New Year Days)
Access: 53rd floor Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Roppongi Map: http://goo.gl/maps/sWPGA
Station on subway Hibiya Line
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

SEN-OKU HAKUKO KAN MUSEUM- Sumitomo Collection

The museum which is known as the Sumitomo Collection exhibits and preserves art objects which have been collected by the Sumitomo family. The Sumitomo Collection is famous for its ancient Chinese bronzes and mirrors. The main building was built in Kyoto in 1986 and in 2002 Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan Tokyo was established so that people in Tokyo can also appreciate the collection. Besides the bronze collection, Chinese and Japanese calligraphic works and paintings, western-style paintings, modern ceramics, Japanese tea utensils, etc. have been donated from the Sumitomo Family.

Special Exhibition: Kano Hogai and the four heavenly guardians, Sept. 15-Oct. 28, Admission: 800 yen
http://www.sen-oku.or.jp/tokyo/
Address: 1-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Access: Roppongi itchome Station on Subway Nanboku Line
Admission: 520 yen
Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 5-Feb. 23 closed)
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

HATAKEYAMA Memorial Museum of Fine Art

The museum was established in 1964 as a non-profit foundation for the purpose of preserving Chinese, Korean and Japanese art objects and to promote and encourage their appreciation. The emphasis of the collection is on arts relating to the tea ceremony and profound aesthetics of "tea taste."

Founder of the museum Issei Hatakeyama (1881-1971), after graduating Tokyo Imperial University with a degree in mechanical engineering, he founded Ebara Corporation in 1912 and became one of the leading industialists of his age.

Summer Exhibition: Enjoying the Cool - Hatakeyama Sokuo's Morning Tea Ceremony (Concurrent Exhibition: Paintings by Kano School and Craftwork in Edo Period) Aug. 4-Sept. 17, Admission: 700 yen

http://www.ebara.co.jp/csr/hatakeyama/english.html
Address: 2-20-12 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku
Access: Takanawadai Station on Toei Subway Asakusa Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/VkFqN
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mondays and Feb. 14, if Monday is a holiday, closed on Tuesday)(Dec. 12-Jan. 19 closed)
Telephone: 03-3447-5787

TOKYO METROPOLITAN TEIEN ART MUSEUM

TTM reopened on Nov. 22, 2014 after three years of major renovation and restoration. The renovations combined improvements to the facilities of the Main Building, the Former Prince Asaka Residence, with research and reproduction to return to its original form. In addition, the new Annex now adds white cube exhibition galleries to the museum's exhibition spaces.

Since its opening in 1983, the museum has attracted countless visitors from Japan and throughout the world. Housed in a beautifully preserved Art Deco-style building constructed in 1933 as the residence for the Prince Asaka Family, and situated in spacious verdant gardens, the museum offers a unique settings for the appreciation of fine works of art.

Benches of the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples, June 30-Sept. 17

Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Address: 5-21-9 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku
Access: Shirokanedai Station on Subway Nanboku Line, Meguro Station on JR Yamanote Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/TL2MY
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 27-Jan. 4 closed)
Admission: 1,100 yen
Telephone: 03-3443-0201

PANASONIC SHIODOME MUSEUM

The museum opened in April 2003. It provides a setting where the general public can view the paintings and print works of the leading 20th century French painter Georges Rouault whose works have been collected by the company. The museum also holds comprehensive special exhibitions on themes related Rouault, as well as on the themes of "architecture" and "design" and "applied arts."

Kawai Kanjiro - One of Japan's most prominent modern sculptors, July 7-Sept. 16, Admission 1000 yen

Permanent Exhibition: George Rouault

http://panasonic.co.jp/es/museum/en/schedule/
-Dome Bldg. 1-5-1 Higashi-Shiodome, Minato-ku
Access: Shinbashi Station on JR Yamanote Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/bM989
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed on Wed)(Nov. 24-Jan. 12 closed)
Admission: Varies by exhibition
Telephone: 03-5777-8600

KIKUCHI KANJITSU MEMORIAL TOMO MUSEUM

The museum was opened in 2003 for the purposes of helping modern pottery artists and spreading the modern pottery based on the Kikuchi Tomo's collections.

The museum stands on a hill near Hotel Okura in Toranomon area. Inside the compound of the museum is a beautiful western style house which was built by Tomo's father a successful businessman Kikuchi Kanjitsu. The building is designated as a national cultural asset.

Stories about Clay, Patterns and Decoration, from the Kikuchi Collection July 28-Nov. 4 Admission: 1,000 yen
http://www.musee-tomo.or.jp/
Address: Nishikubo Bldg. 4-1-35 Toranomon, Minato-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/7oGfC
Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 28-Jan. 1 closed)
Telephone: 03-5733-5131


(Chiyoda-ku)

Imperial Palace Sannomaru Shozokan
Imperial Palace, East Garden, Chiyoda-ku

"Auspicious Event of the Meiji Period - The History of the Imperial Household in the Modern Age" April 28-Aug. 5

The exhibition introduces various works from around the world, focusing on especially interesting forms among those the museum already introduced in the past, valuable works that will be displayed for the first time, also works from countries that they could not exhibit before.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed Mon and Fri)
URL: Sannomaru Shozokan
Admission: free
Telephone: 03-3213-1111 (Imperial Household Agency)

MITSUBISHI ICHIGOKAN MUSEUM, TOKYO

The Mitsubishi Ichigokan building was designed in 1894 by the English architect Josah Conder at the invitation of the Japanese government not long after the country had ended a long period of national seclusion. Having aged significantly, the original structure was torn down in 1968, and now, some 40 years later, it has been reconstructed on the same lot according to Conder's original plans. The Mitsubishi Ichigokan, symbolizing the modernization of Japan in the late 19th century, has been reborn as the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, an icon of Tokyo's Marunouchi district in 2010.

The worlds of Chaumet: The art of jewellery since 1780, June 28-Sept. 17

http://mimt.jp/english/
Address: 2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Access: JR Tokyo Station
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/5EYJX
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 1 closed)
Admission: 1,600 yen (special exhibition)
Telephone: +81-3-54058686 (Hello Dial English Only)/ 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial Japanese Only)


TOKYO STATION GALLERY

Tokyo Station Gallery was established in 1988 in part of Tokyo Central Station at the north exit area based on the idea that a station could offer people a chance to experience the arts and cultures, rather than merely serving as a transportation hub. In the autumn 2012, after the completion of a 5-year restoration project for the preservation of Tokyo Station, the museum finally made a new start as more advanced museum with up-to-date facilities and ideas.

"Takehisa Yumeji: Master of Japanese Modern Illustration" May 19-July 1, Admission: 900 yen/ Chihiro Iwasaki Exhibition 100th Anniversary of her birth, July 14-Sept. 9, Admission: 1,000 yen

http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/gallery/english.html
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 1 closed)
Admission: Differs for each exhibition
Access: JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi North Exit
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/8zkHe
Telephone: 03-3212-2485

IDEMITSU MUSEUM OF ARTS

The museum was intiated in 1966 for the purpose of presenting artworks collected and cherished by Sazo Idemitsu (1885-1981), the founder of the Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. The collections are representative works of Eastern Asian antiques. Sazo Idemitsu said at the time of initiation, "A museum is an art piece created by the people, therefore, the presence of Japanese originality and beauty is essential. Its most important duty is to continue its collection of art masterpieces, not only for the education of the present but for the preservation of the artworks for the coming gneneration."

The museum is located on the 9th floor of the Teigeki Building.

"Folding Screens of "Famous Views of Edo" and the Lures of the Colorful City July 28-Sept. 9

http://www.idemitsu.com/museum/honkan/
Address: 9th floor Teigeki Bldg, 3-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/UwdnS
Access: Yurakucho Station on subway Yurakucho Line/ Hibiya Station on subway Chiyoda Line
Admission: 1,000 yen
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 18-Jan. 11 closed)
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (hello dial)

JCII CAMERA MUSEUM

JCII (Japan Camera and optical instruments Inspection and Testing Institute) opened the museum in 1989 to preserve historical Japanese cameras and to expose cameras and the history of photography to as many people as possible. The museum houses several thousand cameras produced in Japan as well as overseas.

Access: Hanzomon Station on Subway Hanzomon Line
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 28-Jan. 4 closed)
Address: 25, Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Admission: 300 yen
http://www.jcii-cameramuseum.jp/
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/dOJQ7
Telephone: 03-3263-7110

NEW OTANI ART MUSEUM

The museum was established in 1991 for the purpose of promoting cultural and social activities of Hotel New Otani. It was opened to coincide with the completion of the Garden Court Building in 1991. The foundation of the Hotel New Otani goes back in 1964 when the Tokyo Olympics was held in Tokyo. It had long been the dream of the hotel founder and art connoisseur, Yonetaro Otani (1771-1968) to open an art museum. The fundamental philosophy of the New Otani Art Museum is cultural contribution. The hotel's belief is that hotel business is about creating a city and also fostering its culture. The collections include numerous valuable paintings and ukiyo-e prints owned by Yonetaro, paintings of contemporary French and Japanese artists.

The museum is closed indefinitely from March 24, 2014

http://www.newotani.co.jp/en/group/museum/
Address: Hotel New Otani Garden Court, Lobby (6th Floor) 4-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku
Access: Nagatacho Station on Subway Hanzomon Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/m3Y3G
Time: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)
Admission: 500 yen
Telephone: 03-3221-4111

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, TOKYO

As the beginning of the Meiji period, there was a movement demanding the establishment of a museum to permanently display contemporary art. Despite the petition was taken up several times in parliament, a national facility for the permanent display of modern art was never realized until the opening of this Museu. In 1952, the museum was established in at Kyobashi, Chuo-ku. Due to the growth of the Museum Collection and the expansion of special exhibitions, the museum was moved to the present place in Kitanomaru Koen in 1969. Again in 1999, to update the facilities to meet social demand the museum was closed for renovation and the refurbished museum was opened in 2002.

Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space, June 19-Sept. 17/ Takiguchi Shuzo and the Artists Who Captivated Him Primarily from the Museum Collection, June 19-Sept. 24

http://www.momat.go.jp/english/index.html
Address: 3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku
Access: Takebashi Station on Subway Tozai Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/l4Uut
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tue)(Dec. 28-Jan. 1closed)
Admission: 420 yen
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, TOKYO - CRAFT GALLERY

The museum was opened in 1877 as a branch of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
The Craft Gallery introduces mainly modern Japanese craft and design works since the Meiji period (1868-1912) .

The building of the Crafts Gallery was built in 1910, as the headquarters of the Imperial Guards. It was restored and opened as the Crafts Gallery, an annex to the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, in November, 1977.

Crafts Gallery for Kids x Adults: Heat and Pressure From the Museum Collection, June 19-Aug. 26

http://www.momat.go.jp/english/craft/
Address: 1-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku
Access: Takebashi Station on Subway Tozai Line
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 28-Jan. 1 closed)
Admission: 500 yen
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF JAPAN

The National Archives of Japan preserves government documents and records of importance as historical materials received by the Prime Minister from various government ministries and agencies, and makes them available to the public with the aim of archiving appropriate preservation and use of such government documents and records that are in the custody of the National or government organs.

The Boshin Civil War 1868, May 26-June 30/ Permanent Exhibition: History of Japan, Admission: free/ The Tale of the Heike Family, July 21-Sept. 1, Admission: free

http: http://www.archives.go.jp/english/
Address: 3-2 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku
Access: Takebashi Station on Subway Tozai Line
Time: 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed on Sat, Sun and Holidays)(Dec. 28-Jan. 4 closed)
Admission: free
Telephone: 02-3214-0621

HIBIYA LIBRARY & MUSEUM

Hibiya Library & Museum in Hibiya Park is an integrated, cultural facility that houses a library and a museum. For more than a hundred years, since the Meiji Period, the library has been a hub of knowledge, for adults. Users can find new interests and broader their horizons while coming into contact foreign and antiquarian book, and the cultural artifacts of Chiyoda Ward. The museum exhibits local history and cultural information. It also has a lecture hall, auditorium and conference rooms where a wide range of courses and events take place.

Special Exhibition: Taisho Moderns - Blooming of Japanese Modernism Imagerie and Modern Design June 18-Aug. 7, 4th Floor., Admission: Free

URL: https://www.library.chiyoda.tokyo.jp/hibiya/
Open: Mon.-Fri. (10 a.m.-10 p.m.) Sat. (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) Sun./Holiday (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)(Closed 3rd Mon)(Dec. 29-Jan. 3 closed)
Location: Inside the Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku
Access: Hibiya Station on Subway Chiyoda Line, Hibiya Line
Telephone: 03-3502-3340

(Bunkyo-ku)

THE EISEI-BUNKO MUSEUM

The Eisei-Bunko (Eisei Archive) is a collection of important art objects acquired and passed down in the Hosokawa family, a daimyo in Higo, the present day Kumamoto in Kyushu.

"Life of Daimyo and his wife" Armors and Art July 21-Oct. 3

http://www.eiseibunko.com/
Address: 1-1-1 Mejirodai, Bunkyo-ku
Access: Take a Bus for Chinzanso from JR Mejiro Station on Yamanote Line and get off at Chinzanso
Time: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 25-Jan. 5 closed)
Admission: 800 yen
Telephone: 03-3941-0850

KODANSHA NOMA MEMORIAL MUSEUM

The museum was established in 2000 celebrating the 90th anniversary of Kodansha Ltd. The museum exhibits the Noma Japanese Art Collection, art objects collected by Seiji Noma, Kodansha's founder, mostly in the early part of the 20th century.

Yokoyama Taikan and His Friends of Restored Inten, Sept. 8-Oct. 21

http://nomamuseum.kodansha.co.jp/about/index.html
Address: 2-22-30 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/y3ZVj
Access: Take a Bus for Chinzanso from JR Mejiro Station on Yamanote Line and get off at Chinzanso
Time: 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Closed on Mon and Tue)(Dec. 18-Jan. 12 closed)
Admission: 500 yen
Telephone: 03-3945-0947

Yayoi Museum/ Takehisa Yumeji Museum

The Yayoi Museum was built by Lawyer Takumi Kano (1919-2009) in 1984 who was deeply impressed by a picture titled "Goodbye Hometown!" drawn by an illustrator Kasho Takabatake in 1929. The museum holds feature exhibitions four times a year. Jan. to March, April to June, July to Sept. and Oct. to Dec. Third floor of the museum is a permanent exhibition room of works of Kasho Takabatake with 50 his works.

Dolls inspired by the Mysterious World of Izumi Kyoka at Yayoi Museum, July 1-Sept. 24/ Takehisa Yumeji of Meiji at Takehisa Yumeji Museum, July 1-Sept. 24

URL: Yayoi Museum/ Takehisa Yumeji Museum
Address: Yayoi Museum
, 2-4-3 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Telephone: 03-3812-0012/ Address: Takehisa Yumeji Museum, 2-4-2 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Telephone: 03-5689-0462
Open: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed Mon and year end and new year days)
Admission: 900 yen
Access: Nezu Station on Subway Chiyoda Line and Todai Mae Station on Subway Nanboku Line. 10 minutes walk from both stations. The museum is located just in front of Yayoi Gate of Tokyo University Hongo Campus.

(Shinagawa-ku)


Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

"Mami Kosemura: Phantasy Over Time" June 16-Sept. 2
Admission: 1,100 yen

Opened in Tokyo in 1970 and dedicated to contemporary art, the Hara Museum showcases the latest developments in art, design, architecture, music and dance. It is Bauhaus-inspired structure (designed by Jin Watanabe in 1938) is a rare example of early Showa archtecture.

URL: Hara Museum
Hours: Tue through Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed on Mon. if Mon. is a holiday on Tue.)(closed Dec. 25-Jan. 5)
Access: Kita-Shinagawa Station on Keikyu Line
Telephone: 03-3445-0651

(Itabashi-ku)

JAPAN CALLIGRAPHY MUSEUM

Calligraphy is regarded by the Japanese as an art rather than a bare means of communication, and poems are often more prized for their beautiful calligraphy than for their literay merit. Sir George Sansom once said "No full understanding of Japanese aesthetics can be reached by those who do not understand the written characters." Calligraphy is often regarded as the purest manifestation of an artist's inner character and level of cultivation, as well as the expression of his soul, thoughts, and feelings.

The 45th Japan Calligraphy Museum Public Contribution Works Exhibition, July 4-Aug. 19, Admission: 200 yen

http://shodo-bijutsukan.or.jp/
Address: 1-3-1 Tokiwadai, Itabashi-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/C6bN5
Access: Tokiwadai Station on Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro
Time: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed on Mon and Tue)(Dec. 25-Jan. 5 closed)
Telephone: 03-3965-2611

(Toshima-ku)

MORIKAZU KUMAGAI MEMORIAL GALLERY

Permanent Exhibition

Morikazu Kumagai (1880-1977) is today recognized as a representative aritst of the Japanese modern age.
He was born in Gifu and came to Tokyo and entered Tokyo University of Fine Arts in 1900. His early works are influenced by Fauviism. Gradually he established his own style during the time before and after the W.W. II. He painted flat and used intense lines. He lived long and in his later years, he spent most of his time painting small animals, insects, birds and plants in his small garden.

http://kumagai-morikazu.jp/
Address: 2-27-6 Chihaya, Toshima-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Ecq8u
Access: Kanamecho Station on Subway Yurakucho Line
Time: 10:30 p.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 25-Jan. 7 closed)
Admission: 500 yen
Telephone: 03-3957-3779

PHILATELIC MUSEUM

To have a philatelic museum -- this is the idea long cherished by the late Mr. Mizuhara Meiso, first president of the Japan Philatelic Society. It was more than 20 years ago that he hit upon the idea, for the purpose to develop the hobby of stamp-collecting, to cultivate philatelists, and to expand the sympathy among the people. He also felt it necessary to have a place where many stamps were to be preserved, both precious and common, both Japanese and foreign, ready to be shown to the general public who were interested in stamps or who were studying the postal history and the history of development of philately. The museum was opened in 1987.

Special Exhibition: Collage Works using stamps, July 21-Aug. 23, Admission: 200 yen

1st Floor: Exhibition Zone and Shop Zone
2nd Floor: Library Zone
3rd Floor: Exhibition Room

Philatelic Museum
Open: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 4 closed)
Admission: 200 yen
Address: 1-4-23 Mejiro, Toshima-ku
Access: 5 minutes walk from JR Mejiro Station
Telephone: 03-5951-3332

(Shibuya-ku)

YAMATANE MUSEUM OF ART

The museum is Japan's first museum to specialize in Nihonga (Japanese paintings). It opened in 1966 in the Kabutocho area of Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku. The museum's core collection consists of a large group of paintings donated by the museum's founder Taneji Yamazaki (1893-1983). Its second director Tomiji Yamazaki a son of the founder broadened and deepened the collection. In 2009, the museum moved to its new home in Hiroo, Shibuya-ku.

Thematic Exhibition: Depicting Water: Hiroshige's Rain, Gyokudo's Brooks, and Togyu's Maelstroms July 14-Sept. 6, Admission: 1,000 yen

http://www.yamatane-museum.jp/english/
Address: 3-12-36 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/L6eOv
Access: Ebisu Station on JR Yamanote Line/ Ebisu Station on subway Hibiya Line
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed on Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 25-Jan. 2 closed)
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (hello dial)

BUNKAMURA THE MUSEUM

Bunkamura, The Museum is mainly engaged in planning and exhibiting art with a focus on a stream of modern art. The Museum holds thematic, visionary, and highly recognized exhibitions, such as solo exhibitions of artists who have little chance to exhibit in Japan and exhibitions of masterpieces from internationally renowned museums. Four to six exhibitions are planned and held annually with a focus on the four themes: Western paintings in the 19th and 20th centuries, masterpieces from international museums, the works of female artists, and photography.

"Romantic Russia" from The State Tretyakov Gallery Nov. 23-Jan. 27, Admission: 1,300 yen

http://www.bunkamura.co.jp/english/museum/index.html
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/EgZcQ
Address: 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
Access: Shibuya Station on JR Yamanote Line/Subway Ginza Line/ Tokyu Den-en Toshi Line
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (all day during the exhibitions)(Dec. 18-Jan. 5 closed)
Telephone: 03-3477-9111

UKIYO-E OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART

Ukiyo-e originated at the beginning of the Tokugawa era as a form of popular art unique to Japan. However, from the end of the Tokugawa era to the beginning of the Meiji Period, many masterpieces leaked out to the West. The late Seizo Ota lamented such conditions, and from the beginning of the Showa Period, he spent more than half a century collecting ukiyo-e, compiling a collection of over 1,4000 pieces. After his death, his family fulfilled his vision, contributing to the promotion of Japan's traditional art by holding exhibitions of artworks that had never been available to the public before. The museum opened in 1980.

"Villains in Ukiyo-e" Part 2 June 2-July 29, Admission: 1,000 yen

http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/index-E.html
Address: 1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Access: Harajuku Station on JR Yamanote Line/ Meiji Jingu Station on Subway Chiyoda Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/RQbg8
Time: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 21-Jan. 4 closed)
Admission: 700 yen, 1,000 yen (special exhibition)
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

TOGURI MUSEUM OF ART

The museum has a great collection of decorative porcelain focusing on ancient Japan, China and Korea. The delicate and decorative porcelain pieces are from the personal collection of Tohru Toguri (1926-2007), a businessman and art collector. The museum was opened in 1987 on the land where the feudal lord of Nabeshima lived. Nabeshima (Saga today) in Kyushu was known as one of the finest producing porcelain district in Japan. Toguri stated about a moative of his collection he felt a fear that our next generation might not know what their ancestors had created and achieved. Visitors can also enjoy beautiful Japanese gardens.

Flower and Plant Designs in Imari Ware, July 4-Sept. 22

http://www.toguri-museum.or.jp/english/
Address: 1-11-3 Shoto, Shibuya-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/S3Jk1
Access: Shibuya Station on JR Yamanote Line
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 21-Jan. 6 closed)
Admission: 1,000 yen
Telephone: 03-3465-0070

SHOTO MUSEUM

The museum promotes a variety of events, including special exhibitions which covers wide range of paints, sculptures and crafts. There are exhibitions which are related to Shibuya City in February and March: public entry exhibiton provided by the residents those who live, work or study in Shibuya and art exhibiton by the elementary and junior high school students. Besides exhibitions, concerts, lectures, gallery seminars, showing art movies and professional art consultations are held. Art classes are held 8 times a year providing practical art lessons for those who live or study in Shibuya City.

Diane Claeys Collection - Antique Lace, June 12-July 29, Admission: 500 yen

http://www.shoto-museum.jp/
Address: 2-14-14 Shoto, Shibuya-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Az7nV
Access: Shibuya Station on JR Yamanote Line
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 3 closed)
Telephone: 03-3465-9421

KOGA MASAO MUSEUM OF MUSIC

Koga Masao (1904-1978) was a composer of Japanese music in the genre of "kayokyoku" or "ryukoka."He attended Meiji University where he was an active member of the mandolin club. His sentimental melodies were extremely popular. He was also the chairman of the Japanese Society of Rights of Authors and Composers, and Publishers. He was posthumously awarded People's Honor Award. The museum was built to honor his achievements at the site where his residence was at Yoyogi in Shibuya-ku. Visitors can see memorabilia of Koga and enjoy listening to music composed by him on demand and also karaoke rooms are provided.

http://www.koga.or.jp/
Address: 3-6-12 Uehara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 28-Jan. 4 closed)
Access: Yoyogi Uehara Station on Odakyu Line and Subway Chiyoda Line
Admission: 540 yen
Telephone: 03-3460-9051

THE JAPANESE SWORD MUSEUM

The museum is dedicated to the art of Japanese swordmaking. The museum preserves 152 items including swords including ones designated as National Treasures made by Nobuyoshi Kuniyuki (Rai) and Kuniyuki (Taima), sword fittings, armor, and documents of metal working. In usual exhibitions such as the "Koto (old sword) and Shinto (new sword)" are exhibited and the works of famous swordsmiths from the Heian to Edo Priods (782-1867) are also on display. The Archives Room houses about 1,500 historical documents and archives on swords.

The Museum at Yoyogi is closed and the new exhibition will be held in January next year at Ryogoku

http://www.touken.or.jp/english/
Address: 4-25-10 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku
Access: 8 minutes walk from Sangubashi Station on Odakyu Line/ 7 minutes walk from Hatsudai on New Keio Line
Time: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 19-Jan. 4 closed)
Admission: 600 yen
Telephone: 03-3379-1386

WATARI-UM Museum of Contemporary Art

"Rebel Without a Cause Exhibition" I Love Art 14 April 7-July 29

The world of art is increasingly becoming art in the world. Within that development, I find the Watari-Um to be one of the central places. It is realizing on the highest level and in a very refined way what many pople are trying to do everywhere. From the very beginning, the Watari-Um Museum has aimed its gaze at the top of the mountain. This could already be seen in the decision to invite Mario Botta to design the building. It could be seen by the invitation of world specialists in exhibitonmaking and the inclusion of artists that are internaional references for the development of contemporary art. Never was there a confusion between having local roots and being regionalistic.

The choices that are appearing in the list of the artists are clearly Japan-based. The Watari-Um Museum is neither regionalistic nor internationlistic. In the sense that it is showing whatever is considered important everywhere. It is: Japan choosing its links based on the sensitivities of its own culture. (Jan Hoet)

URL: WATARI-UM
Open: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Closed Mon. and Dec. 31-Jan. 7)(Open on holidays)
Address: 3-7-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Access: Jingumae Station on Subway Ginza Line
Telephone: 03-3402-3001

(Meguro-ku)

TOKYO METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY

TOP Collection: Learning Into the Pictures, 3F, May 12-Aug. 5, Admission: 500 yen/ Masatoshi Naitoh Photo Exhibition: Another World Unveiled, May 12-July 16, 2F, Admission: 700 yen/ Movie: LA STRATEGIA DEL RAGNO, 1F, Admission: 1,800 yen, July 21-Aug. 10

At the museum, besides a large permanent collection, major Japanese and Western photographers are featured with excellent changing exhibitions.

The museum occupies a four floor building in one corner of Ebisu Garden Place.

http://topmuseum.jp/e/contents/index.html
Access: Ebisu Station on JR Yamanote Line/ Ebisu Station on Subway Hibiya Line
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 1 closed)
Address: 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/4iRI6
Telephone: 03-3280-0099


THE JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM

The museum was founded by Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961) the first advocator of the Mingei (folk crafts) movement in Japan. He was first attracted to Korean ceramics and founded the Koreal Folk Art Museum in Seoul in 1924. Later, Yanagi came to pay attention to his own country, Japan. The first thing he was attracted was a folk Buddha called mokujiki in Edo period. Gradually he was paying attention to the healthy and the honest beauty in ordinary people's craftworks made by unknown craftspeople. He devoted himself in promoting the Mingei philosophy and introduced various handicrafts from all over Japan to the public. He designed the main hall of the present museum which was registered as Registered Tangible Cultural Property of Japan in 1999.

Books as Crafts, July 3-Sept. 2, Admission: 1,100 yen

Open: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 24-Jan. 10 closed)
http://www.mingeikan.or.jp/english/
Address: 4-3-33 Komaba, Meguro-ku
Access: Komaba-Toda-mae Station on Inokashira Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/MOYK4
Telephone: 03-3467-4527

SATO SAKURA MUSEUM OF ART

Sato Sakura Museum of Art specializes in contemporary nihonga. Nihonga is Japanese-style painting executed in traditional Japanese techniques and materials. In 2012, a branch of Sato Sakura Museum (its main museum in Koriyama, Fukushima) was opened in Meguro, Tokyo near the bank of Meguro River where many people gather during the cherry blossom season. The museum annually holds four to five exhibitions selecting works from its collection according to different themes. The carefully designed museum allows visitors to enjoy the delicate works of Nihonga in an intimate space.

Nihonga - Welcome to Summer Resorts in Japan, June 5-Aug. 26

http://satosakura.jp/english/index.html
Address: 1-7-13 Kami Meguro, Meguro-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/fMQy9
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Mon and Tue)(Dec. 29-Jan. 4 closed)
Access: Naka Meguro Station on Subway Hibiya Line
Admission: 500 yen
Telephone: 03-3496-1771

(Setagaya-ku)

SEIKADO BUNKO ART MUSEUM

Seikado was founded by Baron Yanosuke Iwasaki (1851-1908), the younger brother of Yataro Iwasaki founder of Mitsubishi. The museum was further expanded by Yanosuke's son, Baron Koyata Iwasaki who became the fourth president of Mitsubishi. "Seikado" is the studio-name of Yanosuke Iwasaki. Many Japanese lost sight of their cultural heritage in their headlong westernization that followed the Meiji Restoration of the late 1860s. Yanosuke and his son Koyata collected books, artworks and other cultural treasures systematically to help safeguard that heritage. Baron Koyata hoped to establish an art museum, but W.W. II intervened. Koyata's dream was realized in 1992, in commemoration of hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Seikado collection a new museum was opened. Seikado houses their collection of 6,500 works of art in a museum. The museum displays its treasures to the public in a year-round program of exhibtions.

150 Years Anniversary of Meiji: Art Works of Meiji Period, July 16-Sept. 2, Admission: 1,000 yen

Address; 2-23-1 Okamoto, Setagaya-ku
Access: Bus No. 4 from Futago Tamagawa Station on Tokyo Den-en Toshi Line/ Taxi recommended 800 yen
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 18-Jan. 19 closed)
Admission: 800 yen
http://www.seikado.or.jp/en/index.html
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/vCeAg
Telephone: 03-3700-0007


THE GOTOH MUSEUM

The Gotoh Museum was opened in 1960 and displays the private collection of Keita Gotoh (1882-1959) founder of Tokyu Group conglomerate. Collections center on the classical Japanese and Chinese art. Some are designated as national treasures including Genji Monogatari Emaki and handscroll of the Murasaki Shikibu Diary with illustrations. Genji is exhibited in May during the golden week days and Murasaki Shikibu in October for one week. The museum stands inside a huge Japanese style beautiful garden which is very much worth visiting.

"Stationary" Collection of Calligraphy Master Sesson Uno June 23-July 29

Address: 3-9-25 Kaminoge, Setataya-ku
http://www.gotoh-museum.or.jp/
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/93Y3H
Access: Kaminoge Station on Tokyu Oi Line
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 25-Jan. 4 closed)
Admission: 1,000 yen
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)


SETAGAYA ART MUSEUM

The Setagaya Art Museum opened in 1986. Since then, it has vigorously presented exhibitions of art ranging from the prehistoric to the most contemporary. In its exhibiting and collecting, the museum has given special emphasis to art, from both within the country and overseas. Also, because of the unusually large number of artists living in the Setagaya area, the museum has made an effort to bring the work of these artists to the attentiion of the public.

HAMADA SHOJI: Works from the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka's Horio Mikio Collection June 30-Aug. 26 Admission: 1,000 yen

http://www.setagayaartmuseum.or.jp/index_e.html
Address: 1-2 Kinuta Koen, Setagaya-ku (The museum is located inside the Kinuta Park)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/26UVA
Access: Bus from Yoga Station on Den-en Toshi Line to Bijutsukan
Time: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 12 closed)
Telephone: 03-3415-6011

MUKAI JUNKICHI AND HIS STUDIO

Mukai Junkichi (1901-1995) was born in Kyoto and studied at the Kyoto Municipal Arts and Craft School. He traveled to Europe from 1927 and returned to Japan in 1930. He established his studio in Tsurumaki, Setagaya-ku which became his working quarters. Mukai consistantly used the traditional thatched roof farm houses of Japan as the subject of his paintings. Saddened at the loss of these structures which were rapidly disappearing, Mukai travelled to all parts of the country and depicted them with accurate realism and vividness.

The Mukai Junkichi Annex of Setagaya Museum of Art is located in the quiet residential area of Tsurumaki in Setagaya where he lived with his family since 1933 to his death.

Traditional Farm Houses along the Roads, April 3-Aug. 26

http://www.mukaijunkichi-annex.jp/main_e/index.htm
Address: 2-5-1 Tsurumaki, Setagaya-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/0gxBF
Access: Komazawa Daigaku Station on Den-en Toshi Line from Shibuya
Time: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 3 closed)
Admission: 200 yen
Telephone: 03-5450-9581

(Shinjuku-ku)

SEIJI TOGO MEMORIAL SOMPO JAPAN NIHON KOA MUSEUM OF ART

The museum's core collection is comprised of the works of Seiji Togo - a noted Japanese artist. Togo donated some 200 of his works to the museum along with his collection of over 250 works by other Japanese and foreign artists. On top of it, SOMPO JAPAN Fine Art Foundation has steadily expanded its collection including the works of Grandma Moses, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Tsuguharu Fujita, Ryusei Kishida, Kayo Yamaguchi and other award-winning artists.

CRAY-PAS ART by the Masters - From Modern Japan to the Present Day, July 14-Sept. 9, Admission: 1,000 yen

http://www.sompo-japan.co.jp/museum/english/index.html
Address: 1-26-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku (42nd floor of the SOMPO JAPAN Building)
Access: Shinjuku Station on JR Yamanote Line
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 28-Jan. 12 closed)
Telephone: 03-5405-8686

THE SATO MUSEUM OF ART

Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation was established in 1990 for the purposes of managing an art museum, granting scholarships to Japanese and foreign students majored in art, and contributing to the promotion of mutual understanding through international exchanges in art.

The museum collection focuses on Japanese paintings on the theme of nature, especially flowers and greenery.

Summer Vaction Special: Work Shop Instructed by Yuko Takeda Nihonga Painter, July 27,29 for adults and Aug. 4 and 5 for children and parents. Applications closed.

http://sato-museum.la.coocan.jp/
Address: 31-10 Daikyo-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/8loMc
Access: Sendagaya Station on JR Sobu Line
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 25-Jan. 11 closed)
Telephone: 03-3358-6021

TOKYO OPERA CITY ART GALLERY

The museum opened in Tokyo Opera City in 1999. The role of the gallery is to aim for the creation of a new culture in the metropolis. Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery holds special exhibitions about four times a year, introducing various and unique activities of art.

Isamu Noguchi: from sculpture to body and garden at Gallery 1&2 at Gallery 1-2, July 14-Sept. 24

https://www.operacity.jp/en/ag/index.php
Address: 3-20-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/CjHhE
Access: Hatsudai Station on Keio Shinsen (Keio New Line)
Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 25-Jan. 12 closed)
Admission: 1,200 yen
Telephone: +81-(0)3-5353-0756/ 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

(Nerima-ku)

NERIMA ART MUSEUM

The Nerima Art museum was founded in 1985 as a Nerima Ward's public museum. Today, the collection exceeded 2,400 items. The museum has held 160 special exhititions until today.

Chuji Nakamura Exhibition June 22-July 29, Admission: 300 yen

Nerima Art Museum
Address: 1-3-16 Nukui, Nerima-ku
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/fOfzf
Access: Three minutes walk from Nakamurabashi Station on Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 3 closed)
Admission: 800 yen
Telephone: 03-3577-1821

(Mitaka)

GHIBLI MUSEUM, MITAKA

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka is produced by STUDIO GHIBLI and is a new popular tourist spot in Tokyo becoming famous by the world famous animation film director Hayao Miyazaki's movies. The museum is located in Mitaka City. Despite situating in the crowded residential area of Tokyo, the museum is ln the wonderful quiet green environment of Mitaka's Inokashira Park. It is built on a small land and the visitors must preserve tickets at travel agencies when you are in foreign lands and if you are in Japan, reservations are available at Japanese convenient store LAWSON.

New Exhibition: Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals May 27, 2017-Nov. 2018

http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/
Address: 1-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo
Access: Loop Bus via Ghibli Museum and Bus for Myo-jo Gakuin from JR Mitaka Station on Chuo-Sobu Line
Telephone: 1,000 yen (adults), 400 yen (children), 100 yen (4 years and under)
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Tuesday)(Dec. 27-Jan. 2 closed), Entrance: Four times a day
Telephone: 0570-055777
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(Hachioji City)

HACHIOJI YUME ART MUSEUM

The museum was opened in 2003 on the second floor of a multi-functional building View Tower Hachioji. The museum holds about six special exhibitions a year and throughout a year a part of the museum's perment collections are appreciated.

Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey, July 13-Sept. 2, Admission: 700 yen

http://www.yumebi.com/
Address; 2nd Floor, View Tower Hachioji, 8-1 Yokamachi, Hachioji City, Tokyo
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/B0p4u
Access: Take a bus from North Exit of JR Hachioji Station and get off at Yokamachi Icchome (1-chome) bus stop.
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 3 closed)
Telephone: 042-621-6777

TOKYO FUJI ART MUSEUM

The museum was opened in November 1983. The man instrumental was Rene Huyghe (1906-97) the acclaimed French art historian. Huyghe came to Japan in 1974 accompanied Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece for a showing in Japan, where he met with Daisaku Ikeda a Buddhist philosopher and the leader of Soka Gakkai. Hugyhe was impressed by Ikeda's belief that the finest works of art should be shared and appreciated by as many people as possible which resulted in the foundation of the musuem. The museum is committed to create bridges to the world through the arts and culture. (from the museum website)

Special Exhibition: Pippi Longstocking and the World of Astrid Lindgren
July 28-Sept. 24

Permanent Exhibition: From the Renaissance to the 20th Century--500 Years of Western Paintings

http://www.fujibi.or.jp/
Open: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 25-Jan. 1 closed)
Admission: 800 yen
Accesses: JR Hachioji Station North Exit: Nishi-Tokyo Bus. Take the bus for Soka University Main Gate/ Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Keio Hachioji Station: No. 4 Nishi-Tokyo Bus Platform. Take the bus for Soka University Main Gate/ Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Address: Yano-machi 492-1, Hachioji City
Telephone: 042-691-4511


(Fuchu City)

FUCHU ART MUSEUM

The museum opened in 2000 with a theme of "Life and Art" focusing on the citizen's life in relation to beauty of art. The museum is located inside the Metropolitan Forest Park of Fuchu in a quiet green environment.

Kinjiro Kida Exhibition: Kinjiro Kida was a model of Takeo Arishima's Novel "Umareizuru Nayami" July 21-Sept. 2, Admission: 700 yen

Fuchu Art Museum
Open: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 12 closed)
Address: Sengencho 1-13, Fuchu City, Tokyo
Access;: From Keio Line Fuchu Station - Take a Chu bus for Tamacho and get off at the Museum bus stop/ From JR Musashi Koganei Station - Take a bus for Keio Fuchu and get off at Ippongi bus stop.
Telephone: 03-5777-8600 (hello dial)


(Machida City)

MACHIDA CITY MUSEUM OF GRAPHIC ARTS

The museum is a unique museum centering on prints or graphic arts of the world. Since its opening in 1987, the museum collections of print works and related data exceeded 22,000 items. These abundant collections are exhibited in a spacious building of the museum which is located inside the large and beautiful natural park of Serigaya of Machida City.

Feature Exhibition: Feature Exhibition: Tamana Araki Exhibition
June 30-Sept. 2, Admission: 800 yen

http://hanga-museum.jp/
Address: 4-28-1 Haramachida, Machida City, Tokyo
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/x5q9F
Access: 15 minutes walk from Machida Station on JR Yokohama Line or Odakyu Line
Admission: differ by exhibitions
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 28-Jan. 4 closed)
Telephone: 042-726-2771

(Kanagawa Prefecture)

YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART

The museum was opened in 1989 to nurture a rich civic culture in Yokohama by encouraging citizens to appreciate modern and contemporary art and also engage in creative activities themselve. Appropriate to this international port town, the museum has focused its collection and exhibition activities on art made after 1859, the year the Port of Yokohama first opened.

Special Exhibition: "Monet's Legacy" July 14-Sept. 24, Admission:1,500 yen/ Yokohama Museum of Art Collection, July 14-Dec. 16, Admission: 500 yen

Access: Sakuragicho Station on JR Negishi Line/ Minato Mirai Station on subway Minato Mirai Line.

http://www.yaf.or.jp/yma/english/
Address: 3-4-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/DssCe
Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Closed on Thursday, when Thursday is a national holiday, closed on the following day)(Dec. 28-Jan. 4 closed)
Telephone: 045-221-0300/ +81(0)45-221-0300

SOGO MUSEUM OF ART

The Sogo Museum was opened in 1985 to contribute culturally to the Yokohama's Minato Mirai 21 Project on the 6th floor of Sogo Department Store in Yokohama. The museum is a full scale museum.

Digitally Recreated Fermeer
July 28-Sept. 2, Admission: 800 yen

https://www.sogo-seibu.jp/common/museum/
Address: 2-18-1 Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: East Exit of JR Yokohama Station (3 minutes walk from the station)
Time: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Open all days)
Telephone: 045-465-5515

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Hayama

The Collection of the National Museum of Ethnology - Shell Road, June 23-Sept. 2, Admission: 1,200 yen

The HAYAMA building of The Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa Prefecture was completed in March 2003 as the third building of the Museum. The building is a museum complex of the new generation, bestowed with an exhibition space equipped with the recent technology in lighting and air conditioning, an art library aiming to become the center for collecting documents and transmission of information, an auditorium equipped with multi-purpose audio-visual system and a state of the art storage space. After Museum of Modern Art in Kamakura was closed in January in 2016, the art works of the museum were moved to this museum.

http: Museum of Modern Art of Kanagawa in Hayama
Address: 2208-1, Isshiki, Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed on Mon, if Monday is a holiday on the following day)(Dec. 29-Jan. 3 closed)
Admission: different by exhibitions
Access: Keikyu Bus No. 11 and 12 from Zushi Station on JR Yokosuka Line
Telephone: 046-875-2800

KAMAKURA KOKUHOKAN MUSEUM

Due to disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, floods and wars, many valuable artifacts and antiquities in Kamakura were lost or destroyed. For the purpose of protecting those finest antiquities, Kamakura Kokuhokan was constructed in 1928. The museum houses 4,800 antiquities including five national treasures. The museum is owned and managed by Kamakura City.

Permanent Exhibition: Buddhism Sculptures of Kamakura - Images of Buddha, Admission: 400 yen.

Kamakura Kokuhokan
Time: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec.4-Jan. 3 closed)
Access: Located inside the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine in Kamakura
Telephone: 0467-22-0753

KABURAKI KIYOKATA MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM in Kamakura

Feature Exhibition: Kiyokata's Summer at Kanazawa - Hakkei, Aug. 1-Aug. 26, Admission: 300 yen

The Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum was constructed in 1998 on the site where Kaburaki Kiyokata, a great painter of the modern Nihonga, lived the last part of his life. The museum is a refined, elegant Japanese-style house which is in a quiet residential area of Yukinoshita, Kamakura. Kaburaki Kiyokata (1878-1972) was born in Kanda, Tokyo. He created many works focusing on graceful young women, and the lively life of the common people in town. All his works show sympathy and affection for the common people in town.

Kaburaki Kiyokata Museum
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday and year end and new year holiday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 3 closed)
Admission: 200 yen
Address: 1-5-25 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 7 minutes walk along the Komachi Dori Street from near Kamakura Station to north and turn to left.
Telephone: 0467-23-6405

KAWASAKI CITY MUSEUM

The Kawasaki City Museum opened as a cultural complex of history and art in 1988. In accordance with the concept of "The City and Its Peope," the exhibits and collections highlight the history and progress of Kawasaki on one hand and modern and contemporary artistic expressions on the other hand with exhibits of posters, photographs, manga, films and videos by artists who have drawn inspiration from the urban environment of Kawasaki and other cities.

Feature Exhibition: Kako Satoshi Exhibition at Feature Exhibition Gallery 1 July 7-Sept. 9: 600 yen/ Kawasaki Frontale 2017, Dec. 16-Jan. 14 ,Admission: free

Kawasaki City Museum
Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed on Mon. and the day after the national holidays, and year end and New Year holidays)(.Dec. 26-Jan. 3 closed)
Access: 15 minutes by Kawasaki City Bus from stop no. 1 at the north exit of Musashi Kosugi station on JR Nanbu Line
Telephone: 044-754-4500

HAKONE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM

The Hakone Open-Air Museum which opened in 1969 displays approximately 120 works by well-known modern and contemporary sculptors in spectacular grounds in Hakone. Also the museum has five exhibition halls including the Picasso Pavillion as well as pieces where children can play, a footbath fed by natural hot springs, and a variety of other facilities where visitors can relax and enjoy the splendor of art in nature.

http://www.hakone-oam.or.jp/english/
Address: Ninotaira, Hakone-Town, Kanagawa Prefecture
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/F4jQz
Access: Chokoku-no-Mori Station on Hakone Tozan Line
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (open all days)
Telephone: 0460-82-1161
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HAKONE ASHINOKO NARUKAWA ART MUSEUM

Narukawa Art Museum stands on a small hill surrounded by trees near Lake Ashinoko in Hakone. The Panorama Lounge at the front of the museum offers a spectacular view of Mount Fuji and Lake Ashinoko. This private museum possesses masterpieces of nihonga, Japanese-style paintings, collected by museum owner Minoru Narukawa. The collection includes 200 works by Kyujn Yamamoto, recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit.

Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibition Part 3 July 12-Nov. 12

http://www.narukawamuseum.co.jp/en/
Hours:: Open every day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: 1,200 yen
Address: 570 Moto Hakone, Hakone Town, Ashigara Shimogun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/fa3eB
Access: Shinkansen and Bus: Take a Hakone Tozan Bus from JR Odawara Station and get off at Moto Hakone Minato (Quay)
Odakyu Line and Bus: Take a Hakone Tozan bus or Izu Hakone bus from either Odawara Station or Hakone Yumoto Station and get off at Moto Hakone Minato (Quay)
Telephone: 0460-83-6828
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OKADA MUSEUM OF ART

The museum opened in autumn 2013 in Hakone at Kowakudani hot springs located midway between Yumoto Station and Lake Ashinoko on the Japan National Highway Rt. 1. The Okada Museum of Art was constructed on the site of the old Kaikatei hotel built in the Meiji period for westerners. The museum has an impressive exhibition space of around 5,000 square meters. The spacious building mainly exhibits Japanese, Chinese, and Korean works of art ranging from ancient times through to the present age, collected by the businessman Okada Kazuo.

Special Exhibition: Tanaka Isson: A Proudly Independent Painter who Loved Amami, April 6-Sept. 24, Admission: 2,800 yen,

http://www.okada-museum.com/en/
Admission: 2,800 yen
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed occasionally for display renewal)
Address: 493-1 Kowakudani, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Os09B
Access: Take either Izu Hakone Bus or the Hakone Tozan Bus from Hakone Yumoto Station on Hakone Tozan Line or from JR Odawara Station and get off at Kowakien stop. Telephone: 0460-87-3931

HAKONE MUSEUM OF ART

The Hakone Museum of Art, a sister museum of MOA Museum of Art in Atami, is the oldest and the most historic museum in Hakone. The museum displays mainly the ancient ceramic-ware of Japan dating from the Jomon period through the Edo period including a group of Six Old Kilns ceramics produced from the medieval Kamakura and Muromachi periods. The museum also has gardens with about 130 kinds of moss and 200 maple trees. It is known as a famous place for autumn maple trees with brilliant autumn colors.

Hours: 9:30-4:30 (closed Thu)(Dec. 25-31 and Jan. 4-5,9-12 closed, Jan. 1-3 open)
http://www.moaart.or.jp/hakone/en/index.html
Admission: 1,600 yen
Address: 1300 Gola, Ashigara Shimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/7SS9r
Access: Get on a bus from Gola Station and get off at Hakone Bijutsukan
Telephone: 0460-82-2623

POLA MUSEUM OF ART

POLA is a cosmetic company of Japan established in 1929. In 2002, The Pola Foundation for the Promotion of Traditional Japanese Culture and The Pola Art Foundation opened the museum according to
the corporation principle, "Pola seeks to contribute to the prosperity and advancement of society through its work in the world of health and beauty." The museum is famous for Modigliani collections.

Special Exhibition: Redon and His World - Beyond imagination -, July 22-Dec. 2

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed occasionally for display renewal)
http://www.polamuseum.or.jp/
Admission: 1,800 yen
Address: 1285 Kozukayama, Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/S5xBL
Access: Get on a Kanko Shisetsu bus from Gola Station and get off at Pola Muesum
Telephone: 0460-84-2111

VENETIAN GLASS MUSEUM (Hakone Garasunomori Museum)

The museum displays about 100 pieces of Venetian Glassware that enchanted the royalty of the Middle Ages. You can enjoy the eternal history of the art. The museum is located in spacious grounds and has shop and cafe as well. In the same compound is Venetian Glass Modern Museum which exhibits innovative works of modern day artists.

http://www.ciao3.com/info/english/
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed occasionally for display renewal)
Admission: 1,500 yen
Address: 940-48 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/fhocN
Access: Get on a bus from Gola Station and get off at Garasunomori Museum
Telephone: 0460-80-3114

MUSEE DU PETIT PRINCE DE SAINT-EXUPERY A HAKONE

In memory of the 100 years of Saint-Exupery's birth, in 1999 the museum was opened in Japan where the author's "Little Prince" is very popular. At the exhibition hall, photographies, letters, items of his regular uses and other memorabilia are displayed reproducing the time and the atmosphere when he lived introducing his life and how his work Du Peiti Prince was written.

http://www.tbs.co.jp/l-prince/en/
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (open all days)
Admission: 1,600 yen
Address: 909 Sengokubara, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/P7gz1
Access: Get on a bus from Gola Station and get off at Musee du Petit Prince de Saint-Exupery (Hoshino Ojisama Bijutsukan)
Telephone: 0460-86-3700

LALIQUE MUSEUM, HAKONE

Rene Lalique (1860-1945) is a French artist of "Art Nouveau" and "Art Deco" era primarily known as a craftsman of the objects in glass and also as a master of j ewelry. Hakone owns the collection of more than 1,500 of Lalique pieces including 200 precious jewelry.

Lalique Museum Hakone
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed occasionally for display renewal)
Admission: 1,500 yen
Address: 186-1 Sengokubara, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/g7ndP
Access: Get on a bus from Gola Station and get off at Larique Museum
Telephone: 0460-84-2255

(Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture)

MOA MUSEUM OF ART

MOA MUSEUM OF ART was opened in 1982 at Atami in celebrating the centennial of Mokichi Okada's birth (1882-1955) a Japanese religious leader. Okada founded the predecessor of this museum (Hakone Museum of Art) at Gora, Hakone when he was alive.

The museum collection is composed of about 3,500 works of art including three national treasures - Ogata Korin's Red and White Plum Blossoms, Nonomura Ninsei's Tea-leaf Jar with design of wisteria and The Calligraphy Album "Tekagami Kanboku-jo" as well as 65 important cultural prooperties.

Yoshida Hiroshi Exhibition, Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) was a central figure in the artists' society, Taiheiyo Gakai, July 20-Aug. 28

http://www.moaart.or.jp/en/
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed Thu. and Dec. 28 and Jan. 4 ,5, 9-12)
Admission: 1,600 yen
Address: 26-2 Momoyama-cho, Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Int2L
Access: Get on a bus for MOA Museum from Atami Station
Telephone: 0557-84-2511

(Chiba Prefecture)


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF JAPANESE HISTORY

Special Exhibition: Souvenirs as Mirror of Japanese Culture, July 10-Sept. 17/ Featured Exhibition: The Forbidden Calendar and Ryakuengi Pamphlet: Literary Culture in Everyday Life, April 24-Oct. 28

The National Museum of Japanese History is a general museum of Japanese history that houses and displays some 200,000 artifacts of historical and cultural value that together help to tell the story of Japan's past. The Museum endeavored to produce concrete, visual exhibits that facilitate an understanding of Japanese history and culture, relying on both the numerous authentic artifacts in its collection, and precise reproductions and scale models.

This important and magnificent museum is located a little far from Tokyo. It is about one hour train trip from Ueno Station in Tokyo on Keisei Trunk Line. The museum was built in Sakura City at the time when the Narita International Airport was built in Narita which is a next city of Sakura. It was a part of the project of redevelopment of the area. Also, the government could not find a good place for the museum within Tokyo.

http://www.rekihaku.ac.jp/english/index.html
Address: 117 jonaimachi, Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture
Access: Keisei Sakura Station on Keisei Line/ Sakura Station JR Sobu Trunk Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/M0No4
Admission: 420 yen
Time: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 27-Jan. 4 closed)
Telephone: 043-486-0123

KAWAMURA MEMORIAL DIC MUSEUM OF ART

The museum was opened in 1990 in Sakura City, Chiba prefecture by the Kawamura family - the founder of DIC (Dainihon Ink Corporation). The number of collected artworks exceeds 1,000.

Bridget Riley Paintings from the 1960s to the Present, April 14-Aug. 26

Museum Collections: Western Arts: A precious portrait by the 17th centuryMalevich, Cornell and others.
American Contemporary Arts: Louis and Stella and others.
Japanese Arts: Tohaku Hasegawa, Taikan Yokoyama, Kansetsu Hashimoto and others.

http://kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp/en/
Address: 631 Sakado, Sakura, Chiba Prefecture
Accesss: Take a shuttle bus for the museum either from JR Sakura Station on Sobu Line or from Keisei Sakura Station on Keisei Line.
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/JyQYh
Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Closed Dec. 25-Jan. 2 and Jan. 16-Feb. 10 )
Admission: 900 yen (permanent exhibition)
Telephone: 0120-498-130

SAKURA CITY MUSEUM OF ART

The museum is located in the central part of Sakura City which was thrived as a castle town of the feudal lord Hotta during the time of Edo period (1603-1867).

The museum mainly collects art works of those who have relations with the Sakura city and the Boso pensula of Chiba prefecture. A famous Japanese painter of Meiji Era, Chu Asai (1856-1907) was a son of a retainer of Sakura daimyo Hotta.

The museum often holds special exhibitions of modern Japanese artists contemporary to Chu Asai.

Shizu Satoh 100 Anniversary after her death, July 7-Aug. 12, Admission: 600

http://www.city.sakura.lg.jp/sakura/museum/
Address: 210 Shinmachi, Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture
Access: Keisei Sakura Station on Keisei Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/LVYj5
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)
Admission: Varies by exhibitions
Telephone: 043-485-7851

CHIBA CITY MUSEUM OF ART

This magnificent Neo-Renaissance style building which was designed by Matakichi Yabe was built in 1927 as a Chiba branch of Kawasaki Bank which was later absorbed by Mitsubishi Bank. Today, the building is used as Chiba City's Chuo-ku Office and the museum is located on the 7th floor.

Woodblock Printer Un-ichi Hiratsuka Exhibition Juy 14-Sept. 9, Admission: 1,200 yen

http://www.ccma-net.jp/
Address: 3-10-8 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture
Access: Chiba Station on JR Sobu Line (15 minutes walk or take a bus No. 7 and get off at Chuo Sanchome)/ Chiba Chuo Station on Keisei Line (10 minutes walk)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/krPqp
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29 through Jan. 3 closed)
Telephone: 043-221-2311

CHIBA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART

The museum reopened on 24 January 2015 after two years earthquake safety constructions. The museum first opened in 1974. The Museum consists of several one-storied (partly two-storied) buildings and all galleries have wide space and exhibited arts are arranged on the flat flloor. As to the exterior of the Museum, the roofs, shaped with geometrically straight lines, are covered with natural slate, and the outer walls are decorated with special red ceramic bricks of Tokoname. The Museum, as a museum of the local community and a modern museum as well, aims at the promotion of overall artistic activities in the prefecture. The Museum's Collection are related to Chiba Prefecture and who are both from domestic and international sources focusing on modern and contemporary art.

Japan Red Cross Art Collection Exhibition, July 14-Sept. 24

Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art
Access: Chiba Minato Station on JR Keiyo Line
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Q9UQo
Open: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 28-Jan. 4 closed)
Admission: 300 yen (permanent exhibition)
Telephone: 043-242-8311

HIGASHIYAMA KAII MEMORIAL HALL

Kaii Higashiyama (1908-1999) is a celebrated Japanese landscape painter. He was born in Yokohama and entered the Japanese painting department of Tokyo Fine Arts School (Geidai). He was selected to the first German-Japanese exchange student and entered Berlin University in 1934. He exhibited "Michi" (a way) at the 6th Nitten exhibition and won eminent as a landscape artist. In 1956. "Koukon" which was the artworks he exhibited at Nitten won the 12th Japan Art Academy Award. He completed "Asaake No Shio" (the tide of dawn) as a big mural of Imperial Palace in 1968. He was given in 1969 the Order of Culture and was selected to Person of Cultural Merits. He was awarded in 1985 the Order Pour le Merite which ws the supreme order of the arts and sciences of West Germany. He died in 1999 at the age of 90.

Higashiyama Kaii spent a great part of his life of about 50 years in Ichikawa after the war until his death. The memorial hall was built by Ichikawa City in 2005.

The World of Higashiyama Kaii- His Mental Images, July 7-Sept. 9, Admission: 510 yen

Visitors to the Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall are also recommended to visit Nakayama Hokke Dera - a beautiful Nichiren Sect Grand Head Temple. It is less than 10 minutes walk.

Higashiyama Kaii Memoral Hall
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon. if Monday is a public holiday, next day will close)(Dec. 28-Jan. 2 closed)(Jan. 3 open and Jan. 4 closed).
Address: 1-16-2 Nakayama, Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture
Access: 8 minutes by bus from Shimousa-Nakayama Station on JR Sobu Line. One minute walk from Kitakata bus stop.
Telephone: 047-333-2011

(Saitama Prefecture)

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SAITAMA

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama was first opened on November 3, 1982, which would act as the nucleus of art in Saitama Prefecture, introducing exemplary works of art works from both Japan and abroad.

A Museum amid Greenery
While strolling among the greenery of Kita-Urawa Park, visitor will come across various sculptures.

Feature Exhibition: Naoki Urasawa Exhibition July 7-Sept. 2, Admission: 1,100 yen

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
Access: Kita Urawa Station on JR Keihin Tohoku Line
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 25-Jan. 5 closed)
Telephone: 048-824-0111

BONSAI ART MUSEUM of OMIYA

The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Omiya, Saitama Prefecture is the world's first publicly-operated "Bonsai art museum" which opened in 2010. It provides a comprehensive view of the culture of bonsai. By displaying bonsai, as well as bonsai pots, suiseki stones, pictures, and historical materials related to bonsai, the Museum aims to transmit the culture of bonsai, a traditional industry in Saitama Prefecture to the rest of the world. (from the museum pamphlet)

Feature Exhibition: Suiseki - Miniature Landscape Stone, June 29-July 25

URL: bonsai museum omiya

Open: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed on Thursdays)(Dec. 28-Jan. 4 closed)
Access: Toro Station on JR Utsunomiya Line from Ueno
Admission: 300 yen
Telephone: 048-780-2091
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(Tochigi Prefecture)

KURITA MUSEUM

The museum was opened in 1975 by a Japanese industrialist Hideo Kurita (1912-1996) at Ashikaga in Tochigi Prefecture where he was born. This unique museum exhibits only Imari and Nabeshima wares. The museum collection of the Imari and Nabeshima wares exceeds 10,000. During the Edo period (1603-1867), it is said the export of Imari, mainly to europe, exceeded 300,000 items and fine products do not remain in today's Japan. Kurita bought back many great works from europe. The museum stands on a spacious land of 24 acres surrounded by a beautiful landscaped Japanese garden.

http://www.kurita.or.jp/
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 28-Jan. 2 closed)
Address: 1542 Komaba-cho, Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/VBgdx
Access: Tomita Station on JR Ryomo Line
Telephone: 0284-91-1026

Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art

Besides a permanent exhibition of the works of Shoji Hamada, Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Bernard Reach and other master potters affiliated with the town, there are also other special events are going on.

Reborn The World of Nagakura Suiko Exhibition, July 22-Sept.. 30

http://www.mashiko-museum.jp/
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 25-Jan. 1 closed)
Access: Tomita Station on JR Ryomo Line
Admission: 600 yen
Telephone: 0285-72-7555

(Ibaraki Prefecture)

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, IBARAKI

The museum was opened in 1988 as a center for the people of Ibaraki to enjoy art and culture on the green bank of Lake Senba in Mito City.

30th Anniversary of the Museum Exhibition Part II: Five Artists from the Japan Art Academy, June 16-Aug. 12, Admission: 980 yen

The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Dec. 29-Jan. 1 closed)
Address: 666-1 Higashikubo, Senbacho, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture
Access: Buses for Haraizawa or Hongo from North Exit of JR Mito Station
Telephone: 029-243-5111

Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art

The museum opened in 1978. Starting with the first acquisition, Jean-Francois Millet's "The Sower," the museum has expanded its collection to include other works by Millet, other Barbizon School artists and major European landscape artists, as well as works by distinguished modern and contemporary Japanese artists. The museum has thus come to be known as the "museum of Millet." Furthermore, thanks to many individuals' generous donations, today the museum's collection amounts to approximately 10,000 works. In 2009, Millet Wing has opened which is especially for works by Millet and Barbizon School artists. (from the museum website)

Special Exhibition: Mid Summer Wonderland - Experiencing Magic Museum, June 30-Aug. 26, Admission: 1000 yen

Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon. but on Tue. in case of National Holiday on Monday)(Dec. 25-Jan. 1 closed)
Address: 1-4-27 Kugawa, Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture
Access: From Kofu Station, South Exit, Take a taxi or a bus at track No. 6
Admission: 510 yen (permanent collection), 1,000 yen (temporary exhibition)
Telephone: 055-228-3322, Fax: 055-228-3324
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