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  Museums Locations
A Atami MOA Museum of Art Shizuoka Prefecture (Atami)
  ARTIZON MUSEUM Tokyo (Chuo-ku)
B Bonsai Village in Omiya Saitama Prefecture (Omiya)
  Bridgestone Museum: See: ARTIZON 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 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)
   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: Man, God & Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection at Toyokan Room 3 Nov. 6-Feb. 9
       Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection Sept. 10-Dec. 15
     National Museum of Western Art Western paintings from the late medieval period through the early 20th century and French modern sculpture Permanent Exhibition
    Special Exhibition: 150 Years of Friendship Austria-Japan: The Habsburg Dynasty 600 Years of Imperial Collections Oct. 19-Jan. 26
     Prints and Drawing Gallery - Gothic Manuscripts from the Naito Collection: Microcosmos of Images Imbedded in Words, Images Surpassing Works Oct. 19-Jan. 26
   University Museum Tokyo University Fine Art and Music (Geidai) Not Necessarily a Device Dec. 6-Dec. 15
   Ueno Royal Museum Vincent van Gogh at Honkan 1F, 2F and Gallery Oct. 11-Jan. 13
                            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
          Theater 360: The Universe: A Journey of 13.8 Billion Years - Everything Comes from the Stars -/ The Ocean Food Chain - The Flow of Energy from the Sun to the Bluefish tuna fish - Dec. 1-Dec. 27
Taito-ku(Negishi) Calligraphy Museum Origin of Kanji Sept. 25-Dec. 15
Sumida-ku Edo-Tokyo Museum Special Exhibition: Five Ukiyo-e Favorites: UTAMARO, SHARAKU, HOKUSAI, HIROSHIGE and KUNIYOSHI Nov. 19-Jan. 19
    Feature Exhibition: Nagai Kafu and the Scenes of Edo-Tokyo Nov. 6-Jan. 5
     Tobacco and Salt Museum Special Exhibition: The Golden Age of Posters Seen in the Tobacco and Salt Museum Collection Dec. 14-Feb. 16
  Sumida Hokusai Museum Special Exhibition: Visual Magic: Exhibition of Masterpieces from Hokusai Museum, Obuse, Commemorating the 170th Anniversary of Hokusai's Death Nov. 19-Jan. 19
  The Japan Sword Museum Introduction to Japanese Swords - Jigane Oct. 12-Dec. 23
Koto-ku Museum of Modern Art Tokyo mina perhonen/ minagawa akira TSUZUKU Nov. 16-Feb. 16
     Dumb Type Actions plus Reflections Nov. 16-Feb. 16
    MOT Annual 2019 Echo after Echo: Summoned Voices, New Shadows Nov. 16-Feb. 16
Chuo-ku ARTIZON MUSEUM
(formerly Bridgestone Museum)
Inaugural Exhibition: Emerging Artscape - The State of Our Collection Jan. 18-March 31
  Mitsui Memorial Museum National Treasure - "Snow and Pine Tree" by Okyo Maruyama and Tea Utensils used by Emperor Meiji Dec. 14-Jan. 30
  Kite Museum Permament Exhibition: 300 Japanese Kites Permament Exhibition
Minato-ku National Art Center, Tokyo  Special Exhibition: Cartier, Crystallization of Time Oct. 2-Dec. 16
    Special Exhibition: Treasures from Budapest: European and Hungarian Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest and the Hungarian National Gallery Dec. 4-March 16
               Matsuoka Museum The Museum is closed from June 2, 2019 to Oct. 4, 2021 Closed
    Suntory Museum of Art Museum is closed from Nov. 11 to May 12 for refurbishing. Closed until May 12
  Nezu Museum Special Exhibition: The Tea Ceremony in Edo Commemorating the Tricentennial of the Birth of Kawakami Fuhaku Nov. 16-Dec. 23
  Okura Shukokan Closed for renovations Closed
  Mori Art Museum (53rd floor of Roppongi Hills) Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life - How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow Nov. 19-March 29
  Mori Arts Center Gallery (52nd floor of Roppongi Hills) Tails of Railroad Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition Dec. 3-March 22
   Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan(Sumitomo Collection) Ancient Chinese Letters inscribed on Bronze Castings Nov. 9-Dec. 20
  Hatakeyama Memorial Museum The Museum is closed for four years from March 18, 2019 for refurbishing Closed
   Panasonic Museum

Raoul Dufy: Paintings and Textile Designs

Oct. 5-Dec. 15
    Georges Rouault (9 works) Regular Exhibition
  Kikuchi Kanjitsu Memorial Tomo Museum The 8th Kikuchi Biennale, The "Now" of Contemporary Ceramics Dec. 14-March 22
    Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Images of Asia: The East as Longed-for Other in Japanese Art Oct. 12-Jan. 13
Chiyoda-ku Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum Impressionism and Beyond - Master Paintings from the Yoshino Gypsum Collection Oct. 30-Jan. 20
   Tokyo Station Gallery "Recoup Lost Ground" Kazuo Sakata Exhibition Dec. 7-Jan. 26
   Idemitsu Museum Introduction to Ceramics - Enjoying Color, Design and Form Nov. 23-Feb. 2
   JCII Camera Museum Regular Exhibition Regular Exhibition
    National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Special Display of Rediscovered Tsukiji Akashi-cho Town of Kaburaki Kiyokata Nov. 1-Dec. 15
    The Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture through Windows Nov. 1-Feb. 2
           National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Kogei-kan (Crafts and Design Gallery) 20 passions for Crafting Crafts Dec. 20-March 8
  National Archives of Japan Regular Exhibition: History of Japan Nov. 12-Jan. 24
    Hibiya Library & Museum Art of Bookbindings - Art Deco at Bunkakan 1F Special Exhibition Room Oct. 24-Dec. 23
  Imperial Palace Sannomaru Shozokan Artistic Works Donated in Celebration of the Enthronement of Emperor Taisho and Showa (3rd Term) Dec. 14-Jan. 19
Bunkyo-ku Eisei Bunko Early Spring Exhibition: Art of Ancient China and Ancient Orient Feb. 15-April 15
  Kodansha Noma Memorial Museum Closed for Renovation from July 16, 2019 Closed
  Yayoi Museum/ Takehisa Yumeji Museum 64th Anniversary - Girl's Comic Magazine "Nakayoshi" at Yayoi Museum Oct. 4-Dec. 25
    Cover Pages of Music Scores by Yumeji Takehisa at Takehisa Yumeji Museum Oct. 4-Dec. 25
Shinagawa-ku Hara Museum of Contemporary Art LIKE A ROLLING SNOWBALL by Izumi Kato Aug. 10-Jan. 13
Itabashi-ku Japan Calligraphy Museum "100 Chinese Tang Dynasty Poems" by Shunpo Akashi, Sodo Asai and many others Jan. 22-March 1
Toshima-ku Morikazu Kumagai Museum Permanent Exhibition Permanent Exhibition
   Philatelic Museum Thematic Exhibition: Stamps on the theme of Lights Oct. 3-Dec. 27
Shibuya-ku Yamatane Museum Special Exhibition: Reading Nihonga through Color - Kaii's Blue and Genso's Red Nov. 2-Dec. 22
     Bunkamura The Museum

A Jewel Box from Europe - Treasures from the collection of the Prince of LIECHTENSTEIN

Oct. 12-Dec. 23
  Ota Ukiyoe Museum Last Ukiyo-e: Ukiyoe in early Meiji Period from Toshihiko Isao Collections Nov. 2-Dec. 22
   Toguri Museum of Art "Fascinating Shapes in Ko-Imari" Part 1 Oct. 4-Dec. 19
   Shoto Museum  The World of Sarah Bernhardt, Luminary of the Belle Epoque Dec. 7-Jan. 31
  Koga Masao Museum of Music Regular Display Regular Display
   WATARI-UM Museum of Contemporary Art Philippe Parreno Exhibition "Light and Sound" Nov. 2-March 22
Meguro-ku Tokyo Museum of Photography "Close-up Universe" - Contemporary Japanese Photography vol. 16 2F Nov. 30-Jan. 26
    Eiko Yamazawa: What I Am Doing, 3F, B1F (closed Mon) Nov. 12-Jan. 26
    Film: The Legend of HEI, 1F Nov. 30-Dec. 28
    Film: Long Way North, 1F Dec. 13-Dec. 28
          The Japan Folk Crafts Museum New Works Competition and Exhibition 2019 Dec. 14-Dec. 25
   Sato Sakura Museum Yoshiyuki Nakano Exhibition Dec. 7-Feb. 23
Setagaya-ku Seikado Museum Dressed with the Best - Precious Textiles for Tea Utensils Nov. 2-Dec. 15
  Gotoh Museum Combinations of Tea Utensils Dec. 14-Feb. 16
   Setagaya Art Museum "Spain" by Ikko Narahara Photographer Nov. 23-Jan. 26
  Mukai Junkichi Atelier The Museum is closed Oct. 7 through March 31 Closed till March 31
Shinjuku-ku Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nihon Koa Museum of Art Museum is closed until Feb. 14 to relocate within the building's premises Closed until Feb. 14
  The Sato Museum of Art Kimi Sakaki Exhibition "twinkle" Nov. 12-Dec. 20
  Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery Camille Henrot - Stepping on a Serpent at Gallery 1&2 Oct. 16-Dec. 15
Nerima-ku Nerima Art Museum Takumi Shinagawa Exhibition Nov. 30-Feb. 9
Mitaka Ghibli Museum Special Exhibition: "Sketch, Flash, Spark" From the Ghibli Forest Sketchbook Nov. 16`
Hachioji City Hachioji Yume Art Museum Winning Works of Yume Biennial Public Contest Dec. 14-Jan. 16
   Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Special Exhibition: Through the Eyes of Rene Huyghe: The Splendor of French Paintings Oct. 5-Jan. 19
     Perment Exhibition: Western Art From Rennaissance to 20th Century Permanent Exhibition
Fuchu Fuchu Art Museum Feature Exhibition: Noe Aoki Sculpture Exhibition Dec. 14-March 1
Machida City  Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts  Bijinga in the western prints Sept. 26-Dec. 22
    The 44th All Japan Collegeate Prints Exhibition Dec. 7-Dec. 22
Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama Museum Yokohama Museum 30th Anniversay Exhibition "Renoir and 12 Artists who loved Paris" Sept. 21-Jan. 13
    Yokohama Museum 30th Anniversay Collection Exhibition: "The 160th Anniversary of Opening Port Yokohama" Sept. 21-Jan. 13
     Sogo Museum of Art  "Alfons Mucha's Women" Nov. 23-Dec. 25
   Museum of Modern Art, Hayama KAJ FRANCK Sept. 21-Dec. 25
    Sound to See, Color to Hear - Art works set out to express sound visually Sept. 21-Dec. 25
  Kamakura Kokuhokan Museum Special Exhibition: Hokusai's Original Drawing of Ukiyo-e Jan. 4`
   Kaburaki Kiyokata Memorial Art Museum in Kamakura Thematic Exhibition: New Year Celebration by Kiyokata Dec. 6-Jan. 13
    Kawasaki City Museum The museum is closed for the time being due to the damages by the typhoon Closed
         Hakone Open-Air Museum Sculptures /Thndersen Exhibitione Picasso Collection/Henry Moore Collection Permanent Exhibition
   Hakone Ashinoko Narukawa Art Museum Season of Fragrant Plum Blossoms/ Kyujin Yamamoto Exhibition: Nihonga Innovator (Summer 2018)/ Shinzaburo Takahashi Exhibition: Mt. Fuji Perspective Nov. 21-March 11
    Permanent Exhibition - The Hidden Treasures of China  
  Hakone Okada Museum of Art Special Exhibition: Ancient Artworks on Parade: Doguu, Haniwa, Pottery, Bronzes and more from Japan and China Oct. 5-March 29
  Hakone Museum of Art Ancient ceramic-ware of Japan from the Jomon period through the Edo period Permanent Exhibition
  Hakone Pola Museum of Art Surrealist Painting: Dali, Ernst Influences and Iterations in Japan Dec. 15-April 5
   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   The savor of Rinpa artists: Koetsu, Sotatsu, Korin, Kenzan and Hoits Dec. 14-Jan. 21
     Collection is composed of about 3,500 works of art including three national treasures Permament Exhibition
Chiba Prefecture Kawamura DIC Museum of Art Collection Display Dec. 10-Dec. 24
   National Museum of Japanese History Permanent Exhibitons: Reopening of Gallery 1 Prehistoric and Ancient Times at Gallery 1 Permanent Exhibition
    Sakura City Museum of Art Kobayashi Donge Exhibition Nov. 2-Dec. 22
     Chiba City Museum of Art Artist Group "me (eye)" Exhibiton Nov. 2-Dec. 28
   Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art Sumio Goto Nihonga Exhibition Nov. 2-Jan. 19
   Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall in Ichikawa Special Exhibition: Beauty of Japan by Higashiyama Kaii Oct. 26-Dec. 22
Saitama Prefecture The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama New York Art Scene Nov. 14-Jan. 19
    Omiya Bonsai Art Museum Regular Exhibition Regular Exhibition
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
    Feature Exhibition: Clay and Abstraction: When Memories Become Form Oct. 13-Jan. 13
Ibaraki Prefecture The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki Feature Exhibition The 11th Ibaraki Prefecture Modern Art Exhibition Jan. 18-Feb. 9
    Museum Collection Exhibition: "Time Travel in France" at Room 1 Dec. 7-Jan. 26
    Museum Collection Exhibition: Edward Burne-Jones Exhibition at Room 2 Dec. 7-Feb. 24
Yamanashi Prefecture Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art Regular Exhibition  
    Special Exhibition: Craft Art Works of Contemporary Japan Nov. 16-Jan. 13

(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: Man, God & Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection at Toyokan Room 3, Nov. 6-Feb. 9

Special Exhibition: Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan at Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries, Jan. 15-March 8

Thematic Exhibition: Imperial Ceremonies at Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room, Oct. 8-Jan. 19

Thematic Exhibition: Japanese Exchange with Europe and China in the 16th-19th Century at Room T2, Nov. 19-Dec. 25

Thematic Exhibition: A Brief History of Japanese Devotion to Chinese Art at Room 8, Oct. 29-Dec. 25


Honkan room 13 will be closed for maintenance work from Nov. 5 through March 9
The first floor (Rooms 11-18) of the Honkan (Japanese Gallery) will be closed for maintenance from Dec. 9 through Jan. 1


JAPANESE GALLERY - HONKAN MAIN HALL

2nd Floor "Highlights of Japanese Art"

The Dawn of Japanese Art: Jomon, Yayoi and Kofun periods
at Room 1, June 25-Dec. 25/ The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka-Nara period at Room 1, June 25-Dec. 25/ National Treasure Gallery: Lotus Sutra Kanji hon chapter at Room 2, Nov. 26-Dec. 25/ The Art of Buddhism 8th-16th Century at Room 3, Nov. 19-Dec. 25/ The Art of the Imperial Court: 8th-16th Century at Room 3, Nov. 19-Dec. 25/ Zen and Ink Painting: Kamakura-Muromachi at Room 3, Nov. 19-Dec. 25/Tea Ceremony at Room 4, Dec. 3-Feb. 24/ Arms and Armor of the Samurai 12th-19th century at Room 5 and 6, Nov. 19-Feb. 9/ Paintings on Folding Screens and Sliding Doors 16th-19th century at Room 7, Nov. 26-Dec. 25/ The Arts of Daily Life: Decorative Arts 16th-19th century at Room 8, Oct. 29-Jan. 26/ Painting and Calligraphy: 16th -19th Century at Room 8, Nov. 26-Dec. 25/ Performing Arts: Noh Robes from Kasuga Shrine in Seki at Room 9, Oct. 22-Dec. 25/ The Art of Uniyo-e 17th-19th Century at Room 10, Nov. 19-Dec. 22/ The Art of Fashion 17th-19th Century at Room 10, Oct. 22-Dec. 25


2nd Floor
Netsuke: The Prince Takamado Collection at The Prince Takamado Collection Room on the 2nd Floor, Oct. 29-Jan. 26

Thematic Exhibition: Japanese Exchange with Europe and China in the 16th-19th Century at Room T2, Nov. 19-Dec. 25


1st Floor
Sculpture at Room 11, Sept. 25-Feb. 24/ Conservation and Restoration at Room 17, April 15 (2014) -April 5 (2020)/ Education Center: Education Space at Room 19, April 15 (2014) -April 5 (2020)/ Secrets of Asian Paints: Reproducing the National Treasure Red and White Cotton Rosemallow at Room 19, Sept. 18-March 31


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
Thematic Exhibition: Imperial Ceremonies at Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room,
Oct. 8-Jan. 19
Special Exhibition: Izumo and Yamato: The Birth of Ancient Japan at Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries, Jan. 15-March 8
1st Floor
Japanese Archaeology (Chronological Exhibition)

The Beginning of Tool Making in the Paleolithic Era at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Permanent Settlements and the Creation of Pottery at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Interaction with the Asian Continent and the Pottery of an Agricultural Society at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Political Maturation and the Creation of Symbols of Authority at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ Large Burial Mounds and the Increaso in Metal Production at Japanese Archaeology Gallery,June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ The Yamato Kingdom and the Production of Symbols of Authority at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ The Rise of Provincial Clans and the Development of a Unique Culture at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ Late Burial Mounds and Influence from the Asian Continent at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ The Beginning of a State under the Ritsuryo System at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Mountain Worship and the Belief in the Decline of Buddhism at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Life and Death in the Kamakura Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Objects Excavated from Edo at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)

1st Floor
Japanese Archaeology (Thematic Exhibitions)

Daily Tools of the Jomon Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Accessories and Objects for Prayer from the Jomon Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Dougu: Objects for Prayer from the Jomon Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Daily Tools of the Yayoi Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Accessories and Ritual Implements from the Yayoi Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Bronze Ritual Implements of the Yayoi Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ The Post-Jomon Culture in Hokkaido at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Ancient Chinese Mirrors excavated from Japanese Kofun Burial Mounds at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ Imported Bronze Mirrors and Japanese Bronze Mirrors at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ Development of the Production of Beads and Jade Objects at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ King's Power to be inherited at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ View of Life and Death of Kofun Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ Regional color of Ancient Tomb Culture at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ Ceremony of the Kofun Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ The Development of Sue pottery at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ Figural Haniwa Tomb Figurines and Funerary Rituals at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 18 (2019)-June 7 (2020)/ Development of Figural Haniwa Tomb Figurines at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 18 (2019)-June 7 (2020)/ Ancient Swords with Inscriptions and the Society of the Kofun Period at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ The Eta Funayama Burial Mound and the Advanced Culture of Provincial Clans at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, June 4 (2019)-May 31 (2020)/ Ancient Coins at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Ancient Japanese Tomb Epitaphs at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Tiles with Buddhist Images at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28-Dec. 25/ Treasures Preserved at an Ancient Temple at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 29 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Sutra Mounds: Time Capsules for 5,670,000,000 Years at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Sutra Mounds of the Middle Ages at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28-Dec. 25/ Toys from the Edo Period: Clay Pieces for the Menko Games and Clay Figurines at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)/ Earthenware Vessels Excavated from the Daimyo Residence in Edo at Japanese Archaeology Gallery, May 28 (2019)-May 24 (2020)

Thematic Exhibition: Imperial Ceremonies at Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room, Oct. 8-Jan. 19


ASIAN GALLERY - TOYOKAN BUILDING

Special Exhibition: Man, God & Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from The Al Thani Collection at Toyokan Room 3, Nov. 6-Feb. 9

1st Floor
Chinese Buddhist Sculpture at Room 1, April 9 (2019)-April 12 (2020)

2nd Floor
Oasis2 Education Space: Journey Information at Room 2, Jan. 2 (2017)-April 5 (2020) Introducing various journeys with images.
Large Dry Lacquer Vessel, April 2 (2019)-April 5 (2020)/ Sculptures from India and Gandhara at Room 3, June 25 (2019)-June 21 (2020)

3rd Floor
The Advent of Chinese Civilization at Room 4, Oct. 8-Feb. 9/ Chinese Bronzes at Room 5, Nov. 19-April 12/ Burials in China at Room 5, Oct. 22-March 1/ Chinese Ceramics at Room 5, Nov. 19-March 1/ Chinese Textiles Auspicious Patterns in Chinese Textiles at Room 5, Nov. 26-Feb. 16/ Oasis6 Education Space: Fortune-telling in Asia at Room 6, Jan. 2 (2017)-April 5 (2020)

4th Floor
Stone Relief Carvings of China at Room 7, April 2 (2019)-April 5 (2020)/ Thematic Exhibition: A Brief History of Japanese Devotion to Chinese Art at Room 8, Oct. 29-Dec. 25/ Chinese Literati at Room 8, Oct. 29-Dec. 25

5th Floor
Chinese Lacquerware at Room 9, Oct. 29-Jan. 19/Decorative Art of Qing Dynasty at Room 9, Oct. 29-Jan. 19/ Polished Stone Tools and Metal Tools of Korea, at Room 10, Oct. 22-April 19/ The Rises and Falls of Kings in Korea at Room 10, Oct. 22-April 19/ Korean Ceramics at Room 10, Oct. 22-April 19/ Buddhist Art of Korea at Room 10, Oct. 22-April 12/ Art of the Joseon Dynasty at Room 10, Nov. 12-Feb. 2

Basement
Khmer Sculpture at Room 11, May 8 (2019)-May 10 (2020)/ Gilt Bronze Statues from Southeast Asia at Room 12, May 8 (2019)-May 10 (2020)/ Archaeology of India and Southeast Asia at Room 12, April 23 (2019)-April 19 (2020)/ Asian Textiles: Textiles of Nomadic People from Asia at Room 13, Nov. 26-Feb. 16/ Indian Miniature Paintings at Room 13, Nov. 19-Dec. 15


THE GALLERY OF HORYUJI TREASURES

1st floor: Kanjo-ban (Banner for the Kanjo Ceremony) at Room 1, April 2 (2019)-April 5 (2020), Gilt Bronze Buddhist Statues at Room 2, April 2 (2019)-April 5 (2020), Gigaku Masks at Room 3, (2019)-April 5 (2020)

Gilt Bronze Buddhist Statues
, Halos, Repousse Buddhist Images at Room 2, April 2 (2019)-April 5 (2020)/ Gigaku Masks at Room 3, April 2 (2019)-April 5 (2020) This room is open on Fridays and Saturdays.

2nd floor:Wooden and Lacquer Wares, Metalworks, Painting, Calligraphy, Textiles

Wooden and Lacquer Works: Modern Decorative Arts
at Room 4, Oct. 22-Dec. 15/Metalwork at Room 5, April 2 (2019)-April 5 (2020)/ Painting: The Four Sages of Mount Shang with Kin Wen and His Advisor Jian Ziya; Textiles: Chinese Brocade Mats and Patterned Bottom Sections of Buddhist Banners, at Room 6, Nov. 26-Dec. 15.


Honkan Main Hall






Toyo Kan (Asian Gallery)






Heisei Kan Gallery






Horyuji Temple Gallery






Hyokei Kan






Kuroda Memorial Hall






Museum Garden
(Springtime Opening March 12-May 12, 2019)





















Museum Garden
(Autumn Opening Oct. 29-Dec. 8, 2019)


















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.

Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection, Sept. 10-Dec. 15, Admission: 1,400 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: 150 Years of Friendship Austria-Japan: The Habsburg Dynasty 600 Years of Imperial Collections, Oct. 19-Jan. 26, Admission: 1,700 yen

Prints and Drawing Gallery - Gothic Manuscripts from the Naito Collection: Microcosmos of Images Imbedded in Words, Images Surpassing Works, Oct. 19-Jan. 26, Admission: 500 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.

"Not Necessarily a Device" Organized by Art Media Center, Tokyo University of the Arts, Dec. 6-Dec 15 (Sunday closed), Admission: free

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.

Vincent van Gogh at Honkan 1F, 2F and Gallery, Oct. 11-Jan. 13, Admission: 1,800 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

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 Universe: A Journey of 13.8 Billion Years - Everything Comes from the Stars -/ The Ocean Food Chain - The Flow of Energy from the Sun to the Bluefish tuna fish - Dec. 1-Dec. 27

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)

Origin of Kanji, Sept. 25-Dec. 15

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. 29-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.

Special Exhibition: Five Ukiyo-e Favorites: UTAMARO, SHARAKU, HOKUSAI, HIROSHIGE and KUNIYOSHI, Nov. 19-Jan. 19/ Feature Exhibition: Nagai Kafu and the Scenes of Edo-Tokyo, Nov. 6-Jan. 5

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. 25-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.

Special Exhibition: The Golden Age of Posters Seen in the Tobacco and Salt Museum Collection, Dec. 14-Feb. 16, 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: Visual Magic: Exhibition of Masterpieces from Hokusai Museum, Obuse, Commemorating the 170th Anniversary of Hokusai's Death, Nov. 19-Jan. 19, Admission: 1,200 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.

Introduction to Japanese Swords - Jigane, Oct. 12-Dec. 23

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. 25-Jan. 11 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.

mina perhonen/ minagawa akira TSUZUKU, Nov. 16-Feb. 16, Admission 1,300 yen/ Dumb Type Actions plus Reflections, Nov. 16-Feb. 16, Admission: 1,400 yen/ MOT Annual 2019 Echo after Echo: Summoned Voices, New Shadows, Nov. 16-Feb. 16, Admission: 1,300 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: 03-5245-4111

(Chuo-ku)

ARTIZON MUSEUM

The original museum Bridgestone 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 closed for renovations from May 18, 2015 is now opened as ARITIZON MUSEUM at the same place in Kyobashi, Chuo-ku.

https://www.artizon.museum/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.

National Treasure - "Snow and Pine Tree" by Okyo Maruyama and Tea Utensils used by Emperor Meiji, Dec. 14-Jan. 30, Admission: 1,000 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. 26-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 Sunday and National holidalys)(Dec. 30-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: Cartier, Crystallization of Time, Oct. 2-Dec. 16, Admission: 1,600 yen
Special Exhibition: Treasures from Budapest: European and Hungarian Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest and the Hungarian National Gallery Admission: 1,700 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. 25-Jan. 8 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.

The Museum is closed from June 2, 2019 to Oct. 4, 2021

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. 29-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.

Museum is closed from Nov. 11 to May 12 for refurbishing.

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.

Special Exhibition: The Tea Ceremony in Edo Commemorating the Tricentennial of the Birth of Kawakami Fuhaku, Nov. 16-Dec. 23

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. 17-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.

Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life - How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow Nov. 19-March 29, 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.

Tails of Railroad, Dec. 3-March 22 Admission: 2,500 yen (Open everyday during the exhibition)

https://macg.roppongihills.com/jp/

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.

Ancient Chinese Letters inscribed on Bronze Castings, Nov. 9-Dec. 20, Admission: 1,000 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. 25-March 15 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.

The Museum is closed for four years from March 18, 2019 for refurbishing.

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, if Monday is a holiday, closed on Tuesday)(Dec. 17-Jan. 18 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.

Art of Bookbindings - Art Deco Oct. 12-Jan. 13

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. 28-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."

Raoul Dufy: Paintings and Textile Designs. Oct. 5-Dec. 15, 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)(Dec. 10-Jan. 11 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.

The 8th Kikuchi Biennale, The "Now" of Contemporary Ceramics, Dec. 14-March 22, 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

EArtistic Works Donated in Celebration of the Enthronement of Emperor Taisho and Showa, Dec. 14-Jan. 19 (3rd Term) (closed on Mondays and Fridays)

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)(closed Dec. 25-Jan. 31)
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.

Impressionism and Beyond - Master Paintings from the Yoshino Gypsum Collection, Oct. 30-Jan. 20

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. 31-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.

"Recoup Lost Ground" Kazuo Sakata Exhibition Dec. 7-Jan. 26, Admission: 800 yen

http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/gallery/
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.

Introduction to Ceramics - Enjoying Color, Design and Form Nov. 23-Feb. 2

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. 23-Jan. 3 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. 7 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

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.

Special Display of Rediscovered Tsukiji Akashi-cho Town of Kaburaki Kiyokata, Nov. 1-Dec. 15/ The Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture through Windows, Nov. 1-Feb. 2

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.

20 passions for Crafting Crafts, Dec. 20-March 8

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.

Regular Exhibition: History of Japan, Nov. 12-Jan. 24 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. 6 closed)
Admission: free
Telephone: 03-3214-0621

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.

Art of Bookbindings - Art Decot at Bunkakan, Oct. 24-Dec. 23, 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.

Early Spring Exhibition: Art of Ancient China and Ancient Orient, Feb. 15-April 15

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. 6-Jan. 11 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.

Closed for Renovation from July 16, 2019

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. 17-Jan. 11 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.

64th Anniversary - Girl's Comic Magazine "Nakayoshi" at Yayoi Museum, Oct. 4-Dec. 25
Cover Pages of Music Scores by Yumeji Takehisa at Takehisa Yumeji Museum, Oct. 4-Dec. 25

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 Dec. 25-Jan. 2)
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

LIKE A ROLLING SNOWBALL by Izumi Kato, Aug. 10-Jan. 13
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.
The museum will close in 2020 permanently

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. 4)
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.

"100 Chinese Tang Dynasty Poems" by Shunpo Akashi, Sodo Asai and many others, Jan. 22-March 1, Admission: 1,000 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)(closed until Jan. 8)
Admission: 1,000 yen
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. 24-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.

Thematic Exhibition: Stamps on the theme of Lights, Oct. 3-Dec. 27

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. 28-Jan. 4 closed)
Admission: 200 yen
Address: 1-4-23 Mejiro, Toshima-ku
Access: 5 minutes walk from JR Mejiro Station
Telephone: 03-5951-3331

(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.

Special Exhibition: Reading Nihonga through Color - Kaii's Blue and Genso's Red - Nov. 2-Dec. 22, Admission: 1,200 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. 29-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.

A Jewel Box from Europe - Treasures from the collection of the Prince of LIECHTENSTEIN, Oct. 12-Dec. 23, Admission: 1,600 yen
URL: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. 1 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.

Last Ukiyo-e: Ukiyoe in early Meiji Period from Toshihiko Isao Collections, Nov. 2-Dec. 22, 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.
"Fascinating Shapes in Ko-Imari" Part 1, Oct. 4-Dec. 19

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. 23-Jan. 7 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.

The World of Sarah Bernhardt, Luminary of the Belle Epoque, Dec. 7-Jan. 31, Admission: 1,000 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

WATARI-UM Museum of Contemporary Art

Philippe Parreno Exhibition "Light and Sound", Nov. 2-March 22, Admission: 1,000 yen

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. 4)(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

"Close-up Universe" - Contemporary Japanese Photography vol. 16, 2F, Nov. 30-Jan. 26/ Eiko Yamazawa: What I Am Doing, 3F Nov. 12-Jan.. 26 (closed Mon)/ Film: The Legend of HEI, 1F, Nov. 30-Dec. 28, Admission: 1,800 yen/ Film: Long Way North, 1F, Dec. 13-Dec. 28 (Dec. 15,16,23 closed), Admission: 1,500 yen

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)(Jan. 2 and 3 opens from 11 a.m)
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.

New Works Competition and Exhibition 2019, Dec. 14-Dec. 25, 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.

Yoshiyuki Nakano Exhibition, Dec. 7-Feb. 23

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.

Dressed with the Best - Precious Textiles for Tea Utensils, Nov. 2-Dec. 15, 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. 10-Jan. 28 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.

Combinations of Tea Utensils, Dec. 14-Feb. 16

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. 8 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.

"Spain" by Ikko Narahara Photographer, Nov. 23-Jan. 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. 3 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.

The Museum is closed Oct. 7 through March 31

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.

Museum is closed until Feb. 14 to relocate within the building's premises

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. 25-Jan. 11 closed)
Telephone: 03-5777-8600

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.

Kimi Sakaki Exhibition "twinkle" Nov. 12-Dec. 20, Admission: 600 yen

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. 22-Jan. 7 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.

Camille Henrot - Stepping on a Serpent, Oct. 16-Dec. 15 at Gallery 1&2

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. 11 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.

Takumi Shinagawa Exhibition, Nov. 30-Feb. 9, Admission: free

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.

Special Exhibition: "Sketch, Flash, Spark"" From the Ghibli Forest Sketchbook From Nov. 16, 2019

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.

Winning Works of Yume Biennial Public Contest, Dec. 14-Jan. 16, Admission: 100 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: Through the Eyes of Rene Huyghe: The Splendor of French Paintings - Formation and Transformation of the "Grande Maniere"
Oct. 5-Jan. 19, Admission: 1,200 yen

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. 4 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.

Feature Exhibition: Noe Aoki Sculpture Exhibition, Dec. 14-March 1, Admission: 700 yen

Fuchu Art Museum
Open: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Mon - if Monday is a holiday on Tuesday)(Until March 15 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.

Bijinga in the western prints
, Sept. 26-Dec. 22, Admission: free/ The 44th All Japan Collegeate Prints Exhibition, Dec. 7-Dec. 22, Admission: free

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.

Yokohama Museum 30th Anniversay Exhibition "Renoir and 12 Artists who loved Paris" Sept. 21-Jan. 13/ Yokohama Museum 30th Anniversay Collection Exhibition: "The 160th Anniversary of Opening Port Yokohama," 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)(Until Jan. 12 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.

 "Alfons Mucha's Women"
Nov. 23-Dec. 25, Admission: 1,300 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 during the exhibition)
Telephone: 045-465-5515

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Hayama

KAJ FRANCK - One of the most highly esteemed designers in Finland, Sept. 21-Dec. 25/ Sound to See, Color to Hear - Art works set out to express sound visually, Sept. 21-Dec. 25

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.

Special Exhibition: Hokusai's Original Drawing of Ukiyo-e, Jan. 4`. (Museum closed from Dec. 2 through Jan. 3), 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

Thematic Exhibition: New Year Celebration by Kiyokata, Dec. 6-Jan. 13, Admission: 200 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.

The museum is closed for the time being due to the damages by the typhoon

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. 29-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.

Season of Fragrant Plum Blossoms/ Kyujin Yamamoto Exhibition: Nihonga Innovator (Summer 2018)/ Shinzaburo Takahashi Exhibition: Mt. Fuji Perspective, Nov. 21-March 11
Permement Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of China

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: Ancient Artworks on Parade: Doguu, Haniwa, Pottery, Bronzes and more from Japan and China, Oct. 5-March 29, 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.

Surrealist Painting: Dali, Ernst Influences and Iterations in Japan, Dec. 15-April 5

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.

The savor of Rinpa artists: Koetsu, Sotatsu, Korin, Kenzan and Hoits, Dec. 14-Jan. 21

http://www.moaart.or.jp/en/
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed Thu. and Dec. 10-Dec. 14, Jan. 7-Jan. 11)
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

Permanent Exhibitons: Reopening of Gallery 1 Prehistoric and Ancient Times at Gallery

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.

Collection Display, Dec. 10-Dec. 24

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. 1)
Admission: 900 yen (permanent exhibition)
Telephone: 050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)

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.

"Kobayashi Donge Exhibition," Nov. 2-Dec. 22, Admission: 600 yen

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)(closed Dec. 28-Jan. 4)
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.

Artist Group "me (eye)" Exhibiton Nov. 2-Dec. 28, 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.

Special Exhibition: Sumio Goto Nihonga Exhibition Nov. 2-Jan. 19, Admission: 1,000 yen

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.

Special Exhibition: Beauty of Japan by Higashiyama Kaii, Oct. 26-Dec. 22, Admission: 700 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: New York Art Scene Nov. 14-Jan. 19, Admission: 1,200 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. 27-Jan. 4 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)

Regular Exhibition

URL: bonsai museum omiya

Open: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed on Thursdays)(Dec. 29-Jan. 3 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.

Feature Exhibition: Clay and Abstraction: When Memories Become Form, Oct. 13-Jan. 13

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.

Museum Collection Exhibitions: "Time Travel in France" at Room 1, Dec. 7-Jan. 26, Admission: 320 yen/ Edward Burne-Jones Exhibition, Dec. 7-Feb. 24 at Room 2, Admission: 320 yen
Feature Exhibition The 11th Ibaraki Prefecture Modern Art Exhibition, Jan. 18-Feb. 9, Admission: free

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: Craft Art Works of Contemporary Japan, Nov. 16-Jan. 13

Regular Exhibition
: See the museum caledar

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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