The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Japan's first national art museum located next to the Imperial palace, and it houses more than 12,500 artworks.

The museum opened in 1952 as Japan's first national art museum, and it is one of the leading museums, with a total exhibition space of 4,500 square meters. In its owned collection exhibition, it displays 200 artworks in a wide range of genres, such as oil paintings, Japanese-style paintings, and sculptures. It houses many pieces of designated Important Cultural Properties and displays artworks from Japan's modern artists, such as Shunso Hishida, Gyokudo Kawai, and Kagaku Murakami. L’art et Mikuni, a French-Italian restaurant was opened when the museum was renovated in 2012. The cuisine is created in collaboration with each exhibition. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the greens of the Imperial Palace from “A room with a view,” the rooftop terrace or find original artistic goods at the museum shop. It is a three-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Takebashi Station Exit 1b. It is located within the Kitanomaru Park close to the Imperial Palace.


  • Address

    Kitanomaru-koen Park 3-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8322

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  • Nearest Station
    Takebashi Station
    ・ Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
    Exit 1b
    3 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number


    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.


  • Hours
    Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 8:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    *Open until 8:00 p.m. Friday (last admission 30 minutes before closing)
  • Closed
    If the actual day of national holidays or compensatory holidays is a Monday, then we are open, and on the following day we will be closed. During the period of changing items on the exhibit, and also a New Year’s holiday.