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Updated: October 1, 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 StationYurakucho LineExit B33 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00

    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: MondaysNew Year's holidays
    *Between exhibitions


General admission: 1000 yen


Facility Info

  • RestroomsNon-smoking areas
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • HandrailsWheelchair rampElevatorFolding bed for adultsWheelchair loanBreast feeding room

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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