Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography


Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Currently under renovation, and plans to reopen in the autumn of 2016. One of the few museums worldwide focusing on photography and film.

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum is a comprehensive art museum focusing on photography and film. It opened in June 1990 to enrich and develop the culture of photography and film in Japan. It is currently closed due to large-scale renovations, and plans to reopen in the autumn of 2016. It is a museum that is rare even around the world, and currently owns many valuable works. The collection numbers approximately 30,528 items (as of the end of March 2014). Although it has its roots in the 20th-century style analog print photography, it continues to record developments in photography and film . It is a museum where you can learn about the history and cultural development of photography. The museum is inside Yebisu Garden Place, within walking distance of JR Ebisu Station.


  • Address

    Ebisu garden place, 1-13-3, Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-0062

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  • Nearest Station
    Ebisu Station
    ・ JR Yamanote Line
    ・ JR Saikyo Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
    East Exit
    7 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number


    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.


  • Hours
    Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm
    *Opens until 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday; last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed
    Days following holidays *Closed Sep. 24, 2014 to end of Aug., 2016 (scheduled) for renovations