The Mitsui Memorial Museum exhibits Japanese and Oriental artworks spanning a history of over 300 years of the Mitsui family.
A one-minute walk from the A7 Exit of Mitsukoshimae Station on the Tokyo Metro Subway Ginza Line. The Mitsui Memorial Museum is located in magnificent, early Showa era Western-style architecture, Mitsui Main Building which is designated an important cultural property. The museum exhibits fine Japanese and oriental artworks collected over 300 years from the Edo period. The main collection is Japanese tea ceremony utensils. There are also approximately 4000 artifacts such as paintings, calligraphy works and swords and 130,000 stamps. In the collection, 6 objects are registered as national treasures, 73 objects as important cultural properties and 4 objects as art treasures. Special exhibitions and workshops for children are regularly held. Check those events in advance if you are interested in. After visiting the exhibitions, you can have a relaxing time in the museum cafe. In the museum shop, you can find original goods and Japanese tea ceremony utensils. (The museum has no permanent exhibition.)