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Updated: May 7, 2019

Idemitsu Museum of Arts 出光美術館

9F Teigeki Building 3-1-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda City Tokyo

A vast collection of Asian art and ceramics with a scenic view

The Idemitsu Museum of Arts was opened in 1966 to showcase the vast art collection accumulated over more than 70 years by Sazo Idemitsu, who was also the founder of one of Japan’s major petroleum companies.
The artworks on display here are primarily traditional Eastern pieces such as Japanese calligraphy and paintings, as well as Japanese and Chinese ceramics, etc. Five to six exhibitions based on various themes are held each year. Other attractions include a year-round exhibition of major works by Georges Rouault, as well as the museum’s unique display room renowned for featuring fragments of pottery collected from around Asia and the Near and Middle East.

Besides the impressive collections and carefully curated exhibits, the museum is known for its enviable location overlooking the Imperial Palace. After admiring the displays and educational Sherd Room, take a seat by the picture windows and gaze down into the Imperial Gardens.

How to Get There

  • Yurakucho Sta. | Tokyo International Forum Exit | 5 mins on foot
    JR Yamanote Line
  • Yurakucho Sta. | Exit B3 | 3 mins on foot
    Yurakucho Line
  • Hibiya Sta. | Exit B3 | 3 mins on foot
    Hibiya Line | Chiyoda Line | Mita Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00–17:00 Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
    10:00–19:00 Fridays
  • Last admission: 30 mins before closing




Cash only |

Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Japanese | English |
  • Elevator | Handrails | Wheelchair ramp | Wheelchair loan | Breast feeding room | Folding bed for adults |

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