Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum


Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is in Ueno Park. Special exhibitions of domestic and foreign famous paintings, variety of planned exhibitions, and exhibitions of works by the general public are held there.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum opened in 1926 as the first public museum in Japan. A 7-minute walk from the park exit of JR Ueno Station, it is in Ueno Park, which also houses a zoo, a historical museum, a science museum, as well as a number of other art museums. Near 300 exhibitions are held every year, including a variety of planned exhibitions, exhibitions in cooperation with art organizations, exhibitions of groups of works by the general public, and special exhibitions where you can enjoy famous paintings from both Japan and overseas. The museum is also involved in an undertaking called the Art Communication Programs, which hosts various workshops as well as programs for art appreciation. Aiming to act as a “Doorway to Art,” the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum can be enjoyed by people of all ages. There are cafes and restaurants in the building where you can not only take a rest but also enjoy a full and proper meal. Designed by the grandmaster Japanese modernist architect Kunio Maekawa, even the building by itself is an attractions. Please find the details for each floor here.


  • Address

    8-36, Uenokouen, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007

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  • Nearest Station
    Ueno Station
    ・ Hokkaido Shinkansen Line
    ・ Tohoku Shinkansen Line
    ・ Akita Shinkansen Line
    ・ Yamagata Shinkansen Line
    ・ Joetsu Shinkansen Line
    ・ Hokuriku Shinkansen Line
    ・ JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
    ・ JR Yamanote Line
    ・ JR Tohoku Main Line
    ・ JR Utsunomiya Line
    ・ JR Takasaki Line
    ・ JR Joban Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
    Park Exit
    7 minutes on foot
    Keisei Ueno Station
    ・Keisei Main Line
    ・Narita Sky Access
    10 minutes on foot

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  • Hours
    9:30am - 5:30pm
    (Last admission 17:00) ※Fridays: 9:30 - 20:00 during Special Exhibitions (Last admission 19:30)
  • Closed
    The 1st Mon. of the month,The 3rd Mon. of the month
    (When a national holiday, open Monday and closed the following Tuesday instead) ※New Year's Holidays December 29 – January 3
  • Public Site
    Official Site
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  • Washroom: available
  • Nursing Room: available