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Admire an array of art exhibits at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, a cultural institution located within a wider public park. Originally opened in 1926, the facility underwent major changes in 1975 and 2010, creating a contemporary space that appeals inside and out. The six galleries host exhibits on a range of international art scenes and artists; each space serves only for temporary shows, as the museum does not have a permanent collection. Head back into the European Renaissance, get to know contemporary Japanese artists, or admire folk art from across the globe at this ever-changing venue. Check the website to see what's on currently. Take a look at our Tokyo trip planner to schedule your visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum reviews
The special exhibit was the well-known Gustave Klimt. I'd seen quite a few of his works before but this was extensive and very educational about his history and philosophy. Not all of his... more »
Been here 4 times, they never disappoint. This time there was a Klimmt exhibition, which was very busy but definitely worth it. They always try to find a link with Japan is there is one, which adds... more »
Went for the Bonsai Expo and it was incredible. Very well set out, easy to navigate, smiling staff and easy to know where to go. They put on a free shuttle bus to the bonsai trade fair - it was great!
Went to see the Munch exhibit. When you pay for a ticket it's specific to the one exhibit, so the other art we saw was a free to enter exhibit. The Munch exhibit alone was extensive though! I believe it was 3 floors full of his works. They had the original painting of the scream and it was incredible. It was nicely curated and had a variety of his work along with the story of his life. Was most disappointed that they didn't have the pikachu souvenir that I wanted even though it was available a couple of days after we went when my friends checked it out.
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