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From pop art to pre-modern masterpieces, Tokyo offers an abundance of galleries and museums with exhibitions catering to all tastes.

Located within some of the most notable architectural landmarks in the city, Tokyo’s must-see art destinations, which include the Mori Art Museum, the Nezu Museum, the Tokyo National Museum, and The National Art Center, play host to some of the hottest Japanese and international exhibitions.
You can pick up a Tokyo Museum Grutto Pass for admission and discounts at around 100 galleries, museums, and facilities around Tokyo. Just present the QR code on your smartphone screen or on the ticket at participating locations to take advantage of the discounts and explore to your heart's content.

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平成35年10月13日09時17分

Mori Art Museum 20th Anniversary Exhibition Our Ecology: Toward a Planetary Living

Mori Art Museum

2023.10.18 - 2024.3.31

Introducing a multitude of expressions from international artists – ranging from historical works to new pieces commissioned for this exhibition – in four chapters. Covers various issues from diverse perspectives, including environmental problems.

Note: Discounts available for students and senior citizens

Adults ¥2,000

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成35年10月13日09時19分

Special Exhibition: "WASHOKU" Nature and Culture in Japanese Cuisine - More Delicious with More Knowledge -

National Museum of Nature and Science

2023.10.28 - 2024.2.25

An introduction to Japanese cuisine, which is attracting global attention, with a wide variety of samples and materials. This exhibition explores the breadth of ingredients, techniques developed through the wisdom and ingenuity of the Japanese people, along with other – surprisingly little known – culinary aspects including historical changes, and even the future.

Adults ¥2,000

Note: Discounts available for students

平成35年11月15日13時39分

Commemorating the 120th Anniversary of KOGA Tadao’s Birth – The Joy of Modeling

Nerima Art Museum

2023.11.17 - 2024.2.25

In addition to about 30 portraits by the sculptor, KOGA Tadao, a variety of his works installed in Nerima City and other areas are introduced on panels. Plaster casts are also displayed together with some bronze sculptures.

Free

平成35年11月15日13時41分

Exhibition "Modes and Characters: Poetics of Graphic Design"

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

2023.11.23 - 2024.3.10

This exhibition demystifies graphic design from the 1990s, when desktop publishing (DTP) became mainstream, while exploring the history of modern graphic design based on the history of Japanese characters and design.

Adults ¥1,400

Note: Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

平成35年12月15日11時07分

Yasuko Toyoshima: Origination Method

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

2023.12.9 - 2024.3.10

This exhibition presents a holistic overview of TOYOSHIMA Yasuko’s output, with almost 400 works from her earliest to latest creations, revealing how she has confronted institutions, our sense of values, and conventions in her own unique way.

Adults ¥1,400

Note: Discounts available for students and senior citizens

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成35年12月15日11時07分

Photo by ©Makoto Murata
Keith Haring Artwork @Keith Haring Foundation

KEITH HARING Art to the Streets

Mori Arts Center Gallery

2023.12.9 - 2024.2.25

A rare opportunity to experience the artwork of Keith Haring, who steadfastly fought against violence and inequality in society. The exhibition features about 150 of his works, including some large pieces.

Adults ¥2,200

Note: Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

平成35年11月15日14時05分

Makoto Wada: Works on Film

National Film Archive of Japan

2023.12.12 - 2024.3.24

Introducing the relationship between cinema and Makoto Wada, the illustrator and designer who drew luminaries from the world of cinema and published books about movies, as well as directing four feature-length films.

Adults ¥250

Note: Discounts available for students and senior citizens

Free entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成35年11月15日14時10分

Hokusai and the Samurai World

The Sumida Hokusai Museum

2023.12.14 - 2024.2.25

An exhibition of Hokusai’s Musha-e (illustrations of warriors), with artworks depicting real samurai from ancient times through the Warring States period, including depictions of their actual swords and armor.

Adults ¥1,200

Note: Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成35年12月15日11時07分

The 10th Kikuchi Biennale

Musée Tomo

2023.12.16 - 2024.3.17

This public pottery exhibition has been held on a biennial basis since 2004. This year, 53 prize-winning ceramics, out of 389 entries, are displayed. Contemporary pottery is introduced through many different works showcasing the potters’ originality and skills.

Adults ¥1,100

Note: Discounts available for students

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年1月15日15時42分

Mio SHIRAI: Clearing in Woods

Fuchu Art Museum

2023.12.16 - 2024.2.25

The first solo exhibition by Mio Shirai, who remains active across many media. This exhibition focuses on her valuable post-2000 3-D works and brilliant paintings.

Adults ¥700

Note: Discounts available for students

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成35年12月15日11時09分

Kurosaki Akira: A Life with Prints

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts

2023.12.21 - 2024.3.10

An exhibit featuring 30 works by Kurosaki Akira (1937-2019), a leader of the woodblock print industry in Japan, both as a printmaker and print researcher.

Free

平成36年1月5日14時36分

Wanderer in Wonderland -Yumeji’s Dreams and His View as a Traveler-

Takehisa Yumeji Museum

2024.1.5 - 2024.3.31

Yumeji Takehisa, artist and poet, spent much of his life traveling. This exhibition reflects on Yumeji's journeys, from his youthful yearning to travel to his longstanding desire to voyage abroad.

Adults ¥1,000

Note: Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

平成35年12月15日11時10分

Designs from Nature in Imari Ware

Toguri Museum of Art

2024.1.7 - 2024.3.21

“Kachofugetsu” refers to the elegant way one enjoys the beauty of nature and artistic endeavors. This exhibition introduces some 80 old Imari wares featuring flowers, birds, landscapes, and the moon.

Adults ¥1,200

Note: Discounts available for students

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成35年12月15日11時10分

20th Anniversary Exhibition / The Wright Imperial Hotel at 100: Frank Lloyd Wright and the World

Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art

2024.1.11 - 2024.3.10

This exhibition presents Frank Lloyd Wright’s futuristic proposals as a master of modern American architecture, widely renowned for his design of the Imperial Hotel, through his elaborate and splendid drawings, and other works.

Adults ¥1,200

Note: Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

Free entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成35年12月15日11時10分

Colors in Chinese Ceramics: two-thousand-year history of ceramic colors

Eisei Bunko Museum

2024.1.13 - 2024.4.14

An exploration of Chinese ceramics with a color-based theme, namely Tang Sancai (three-color glazed ware), Hakuji (white porcelain), Seiji (celadon porcelain), Seika (underglaze blue), and Gosai (overglaze enamels) with masterpieces―including three important cultural properties collected by Moritatsu Hosokawa, the founder of Eisei Bunko Museum―on display.

Adults ¥1,000

Note: Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

Free entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成35年12月15日11時11分

Soetsu Yanagi’s only disciple Shigeo Suzuki Exhibition-creation by his hands and eyes

The Japan Folk Crafts Museum

2024.1.14 - 2024.3.20

Works created by the hands and eyes of Shigeo Suzuki, a craftsman whose talent was recognized by Soetsu Yanagi, including pottery, bindings, and lacquer paintings, are on display for the twentieth anniversary of his passing.

Adults ¥1,200

Note: Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

平成35年12月15日16時12分

Special Exhibition: The Artistic Cosmos of Hon’ami Kōetsu main visual

Special Exhibition: The Artistic Cosmos of Hon’ami Kōetsu

Tokyo National Museum

2024.1.16 - 2024.3.10

This exhibition comprehensively reflects the profound artistic cosmos of Hon’ami Kōetsu, with reference to the latest research into the realm of formative art and the concept of religion.

Adults ¥2,100

Note: Discounts available for students

平成35年12月15日11時11分

Special Exhibition Celebrating the 900th Anniversary of Its Construction: The Golden Hall of Chūson-ji Temple

Tokyo National Museum

2024.1.23 - 2024.4.14

Eleven Buddhist statues designated as national treasures and enshrined in the central Shumidan at Chūson-ji temple’s Golden Hall are on display together, while a number of craftworks, including the national treasure, “Golden Copper Karyoubinga Monju Hair Ornament” (Kondō Karyōbinga Monke Man), are introduced.

Adults ¥1,600

Note: Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

平成35年12月15日11時12分

Frontiers of Impressionism: Paintings from the Worcester Art Museum

TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM

2024.1.27 - 2024.4.7

An exhibition tracing Impressionism's reception, development, and broad international reach through works by the French Impressionists led by Monet and Renoir along with Hassam and other artists of American Impressionism, from the collection of the Worcester Art Museum (USA).

Adults ¥2,200

Note: Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

平成36年2月15日09時42分

Christian Missions and Cross-cultural Exchanges in Asia

Toyo Bunko Museum

2024.1.27 - 2024.5.12

Christianity has played an important role in the cultural exchanges between East and West. This exhibition traces the various interactions between East and West through Christianity based on valuable Christian manuscripts in various languages.

Adults ¥900

Note: Discounts available for students and senior citizens

Free entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成35年12月15日11時12分

Art of Oda Urakusai, Samurai Tea Master

Suntory Museum of Art

2024.1.31 - 2024.3.24

An exploration of the public persona of Oda Urakusai, younger brother of Oda Nobunaga, on the 400th anniversary of his death based on masterpieces of tea ceremony utensils and letters, etc. related to Urakusai, as well as introducing treasures of the Shoden Eigen-in temple, with which he was connected.

Adults ¥1,600

Note: Discounts available for students

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成35年12月15日11時13分

Nakahira Takuma, From overflow, 1971
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
©Gen Nakahira

Nakahira Takuma: Burn—Overflow

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

2024.2.6 - 2024.4.7

Takuma Nakahira is a legendary photographer who changed postwar photography in Japan. This exhibition follows the trajectory of his thoughts and practices concerning photography, raising questions today that cannot be ignored, based on some 400 works and materials from his early through later years.

Adults ¥1,500

Note: Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成35年12月15日11時13分

Commemorating the 300th Anniversary of His Birth Ike Taiga―Landscape of Sunlight

Idemitsu Museum of Arts

2024.2.10 - 2024.3.24

Ike Taiga (1723-1776) was a master of the literati painting. This exhibition unveils the virtuous personality of Taiga who admired China’s literati culture since childhood and explores the secrets of sensory landscape paintings by looking at works depicting Mount Fuji and China’s scenic sites, and other landscape paintings of four seasons.

Adults ¥1,200

Note: Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年2月2日15時47分

Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family―Special Display: Japanese Dolls from the Maruhei Collection

Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family―Special Display: Japanese Dolls from the Maruhei Collection

Mitsui Memorial Museum

2024.2.10 - 2024.4.7

This annual exhibition of the “Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family” heralds the arrival of spring in Nihonbashi. This is a special exhibition of hina dolls from the collection of Maruhei Bunko in Kyoto together with the Mitsui family’s hina dolls and other utensils.

Adults ¥1,000

Note: Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年1月15日15時37分

Enchanting Korean Ceramics/The Mystery of The Okugōrai Tea Bowls

Nezu Museum

2024.2.10 - 2024.3.26

Presenting an overview of the history of Korean ceramics, which have long influenced Japanese ceramics, through pieces in the museum's collection, while the appeal of Koryo dynasty tea bowls will be reviewed. Exhibition Room 2 presents a special exhibit that attempts to unravel the mystery of how the okugōrai tea bowls came about.

Online timed-entry ticket Adults ¥1,300

Note: Discounts available for students

平成36年1月15日15時37分

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Henri Matisse - Forms in Freedom

The National Art Center, Tokyo

2024.2.14 - 2024.5.27

Henri Matisse is known as one of the greatest masters of 20th-century. This exhibition features a total of about 150 works and archival materials from the collection of the Musée Matisse Nice in France, including Cut-Outs, paintings, and sculptures.

Adults ¥2,200

Note: Discounts available for students

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年1月15日15時37分

Hina Dolls of the Iwasaki Family

Seikado Bunko Art Museum

2024.2.17 - 2024.3.31

An exhibition of Hina Dolls and other utensils produced by Ōki Heizō, the fifth-generation master of the famous Ōki doll-makers. They were commissioned by Iwasaki Koyata, the fourth president of Mitsubishi, as gifts for his wife.

Adults ¥1,500

Note: Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

平成36年1月15日15時39分

Exhibition Flyer

Commemorating the Museum’s 40th Anniversary The A to Z Guide to the Former Residence of Prince Asaka

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

2024.2.17 - 2024.5.12

This exhibition reexamines the former residence of Prince Asaka, which is a nationally designated Important Cultural Property. The architectural processes, people involved in its construction, interior design and materials, etc. are all explained.

Adults ¥1,400

Note: Discounts available for students and senior citizens

Free entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年1月15日15時39分

Chinese Ceramics from the Gotoh Museum Collection

The Gotoh Museum

2024.2.20 - 2024.3.31

An exhibition presenting some 60 Chinese ceramics from the Han through Ming and Qing dynasties. Measuring utensils from the Warring States period, Tang Sancai (three-color glazed ware) vases, Kinuta Seiji (celadon porcelain) from the Song dynasty, and Seika (underglaze blue) and Gosai (overglaze enamels) porcelain from the Ming dynasty are on chronological display.

Adults ¥1,100

Note: Discounts available for students

Free entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年1月15日15時39分

Yasui Nakaji 1903-1942: Photographs

Tokyo Station Gallery

2024.2.23 - 2024.4.14

The first exhibition for some 20 years in honor of Nakaji Yasui, a leading pre-war photographer in Japan. Introducing his life’s works with a focus on vintage prints.

Adults ¥1300

Note: Discounts available for students

平成36年1月15日15時40分

Mountains and Seas in Japan

Matsuoka Museum of Art

2024.2.27 - 2024.6.2

This exhibition introduces Japanese painters’ depictions of their native mountains and seas, which have long been venerated as objects of worship, and represent ideal subjects for their art.

Adults ¥1,200

Note: Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

Free entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年1月15日15時40分

Remembrance beyond images

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

2024.3.1 - 2024.6.9

This group exhibition takes a fresh look at what photography and video means to contemporary artists from Japan and overseas. People’s recollections are considered in terms of both personal memories and public images.

Adults ¥700

Note: Discounts available for students and senior citizens

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年1月15日15時40分

The 100th Anniversary of “Manifeste du surréalisme” : Surrealism and Japan

Itabashi Art Museum

2024.3.2 - 2024.4.14

Surrealism was the most significant artistic movement of the 20th century. This exhibition introduces the development of many different images through works affected by surrealism, including those of Seiji Togo and Ichiro Fukuzawa.

Adults ¥650

Note: Discounts available for students and senior citizens

平成36年1月15日15時41分

Universal / Remote

The National Art Center, Tokyo

2024.3.6 - 2024.6.3

The recent pandemic triggered extensive contemplation about the state of society, our lives, and work. This exhibition considers those elements through contemporary art.

Adults ¥1,500

Note: Discounts available for students

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年2月15日09時43分

Edo Spring Painting Festival – Art of a Buddhist Country

Fuchu Art Museum

2024.3.9 - 2024.5.6

Buddhist art was an opportunity for rich creativity. This exhibition introduces beautiful works full of ideas born in a Buddhist country, including Raigo-zu (coming of Amida Buddha to welcome the spirit of the dead) and Ito Jakuchu.

Adults ¥700

Note: Discounts available for students

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年1月15日15時43分

Special Exhibition: A World of Flowers 2024 —Okumura Togyū‘s Cherry Blossoms, Fukuda Heihachiro’s Peonies and Umehara Ryūzaburo’s Roses—

Yamatane Museum of Art

2024.3.9 - 2024.5.6

Famous floral works including Okumura Togyū ’s Daigo and Fukuda Heihachiro’s Peonies are exhibited together. Complementing these Japanesque paintings, Western-styled paintings, such as Umehara Ryūzaburo’s Roses and Mandarin Oranges are also introduced.

Adults ¥1,400

Note: Discounts available for students

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年1月23日16時23分

Does the Future Sleep Here? ――Revisiting the museum’s response to contemporary art after 65 years

The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

2024.3.12 - 2024.5.12

Has the National Museum of Western Art been nurturing “Art of the Future”? This is the first large-scale exhibition to examine the museum’s role in exhibiting “contemporary art.”

Adults ¥2,000

Note: Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

平成36年1月15日15時42分

@Wada Makoto

Japanese Graphic Designers and Prints

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts

2024.3.13 - 2024.5.19

This exhibition introduces prints by famous Japanese graphic designers: Kazumasa Nagai, Tadanori Yokoo, Makoto Wada, and others.

Free

平成36年2月15日09時43分

TV Asahi 65th Anniversary Celebration Event MUCA ICONS of Urban Art~From Banksy to KAWS~

Mori Arts Center Gallery

2024.3.15 - 2024.6.2

Over 60 artworks by renowned artists, including Banksy and KAWS, from the MUCA collection, one of the largest urban art museums in Europe, are being presented in Tokyo for the first time.

Adults ¥2,400

Note: Discounts available for students

平成36年2月15日09時43分

The Youth of Print Arts -Ono Tadashige and Two Print Art Movements during the Turbulent Thirties and Forties

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts

2024.3.16 - 2024.5.19

This exhibition examines the historical and artistic significance of two print art movements – the “Shin-hanga Shudan” group, mainly formed around Ono Tadashige, who actively participated during the Showa period, and its developmental offshoot, the “Zokei Hanga Kyokai” association.

Adults ¥900

Note: Discounts available for students

Free entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年2月15日09時44分

150th Anniversary of Shuho Ikegami’s Birth – A Fastidious Painter (tentative)

Nerima Art Museum

2024.3.16 - 2024.4.21

Marking the 150th birthday of Shuho Ikegami, a representative Old School painter in government-run exhibitions of works by the general public, this exhibition traces his life and outstanding works to examine the history of his paintings, while focusing on Old School painters from a new perspective.

Adults ¥1,000

Note: Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年2月15日09時44分

Special Exhibition: Mammals 3 – The Parade of Life

National Museum of Nature and Science

2024.3.16 - 2024.6.16

2019’s hugely popular “Mammals 2” special exhibition returns for a third installment. This exhibition elucidates the secrets of mammalian evolution under the twin themes of “Classification” (division) and “Systemization” (connection).

Adults ¥2,100

Note: Discounts available for students and senior citizens

平成36年2月15日09時45分

Theater, Dance, Music —Enjoy the Edo Performing Arts with Hokusai

The Sumida Hokusai Museum

2024.3.19 - 2024.5.26

This exhibition introduces valuable Hokusai’s paintings and prints featuring the performing arts, such as Kabuki actors, dancing, and music of Edo painted some 50 years before his celebrated series, known as the “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji.”

Adults ¥1,000

Note: Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

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平成36年2月15日09時45分

The Magic North: Art from Norway, Sweden and Finland

Sompo Museum of Art

2024.3.23 - 2024.6.9

This exhibition focuses on Scandinavian paintings from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Featuring about 70 works from the national museums of Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Adults ¥1,600

Note: Discounts available for students

平成36年2月15日09時45分

Exhibition "Future Elements: Experimental Laboratory for Prototyping in Science and Design"

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

2024.3.29 - 2024.8.12

The exhibition director, Shunji Yamanaka, is a design engineer, and this exhibition focuses on his prototypes and robots, that bring about cutting-edge technologies, and displays works produced in collaboration with seven groups of designers, creators, scientists, and engineers as “Future Elements.”

Adults ¥1,400

Note: Discounts available for students

平成36年2月15日09時46分

Saeborg “I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU” / TSUDA Michiko “Life is Delaying” Tokyo Contemporary Art Award 2022-2024 Exhibition

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

2024.3.30 - 2024.7.7

These exhibitions feature Saeborg and TSUDA Michiko, winners of the fourth Tokyo Contemporary Art Award (TCAA).

Free

平成36年2月15日10時07分

Ho Tzu Nyen: A for Agents

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

2024.4.6 - 2024.7.7

Solo exhibition by Ho Tzu Nyen. His works traverse the historical events, political ideologies, and subjectivities of Southeast Asia. This exhibition includes Ho’s earliest video installation, along with his latest works.

Adults ¥1,500

Note: Discounts available for students and senior citizens

Discounted entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年2月15日09時50分

©Hiromi Matsuo

MATSUO Hiromi Exhibition – Retro Modern Fantasia

Yayoi Museum

2024.4.6 - 2024.6.30

The first solo exhibition in Tokyo to feature the beautiful retro illustrations of the modern world by popular illustrator MATSUO Hiromi. In addition to various outstanding works, her latest book – scheduled for release in April 2024 – is also introduced.

Adults ¥1,000

Note: Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

平成36年2月15日09時50分

Masterpieces of Japanese art from The Gotoh Museum collection: paintings and calligraphy.

The Gotoh Museum

2024.4.6 - 2024.5.6

The Heian era was a period of dynastic cultural maturity. This exhibition introduces this elegant world through 50 of the finest works from the Gotoh Museum and Dai-tokyu Memorial Library collections, including ancient calligraphy and paintings from that period.

Adults ¥1,100

Note: Discounts available for students

Free entry with Tokyo Museum-Grutto Pass

平成36年2月15日09時51分

Special Exhibition The Irises Screens, National Treasure: Japanese Art and Design

Nezu Museum

2024.4.13 - 2024.5.12

Ogata Korin’s “Iris Screens” represent the ultimate expression of design inherent to Japanese art. This exhibition also considers Japanese art from the perspective of design, with a focus on early modern works.

Online timed-entry ticket Adults ¥1,500

Note: Discounts available for students

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