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Updated: October 1, 2019

Ota Memorial Museum of Art 太田記念美術館

1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo

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Visit one of the only museums dedicated to the Japanese art of ukiyo-e

The Ota Memorial Museum of Art specializes in the genre of Japanese art known as ukiyo-e, which translates to "pictures of the floating world." The art form thrived from the latter part of the 17th century through the 19th century and is often synonymous with woodblock prints. This museum was founded in 1980 after the death of ukiyo-e collector Seizo Ota, whose dying wish was to make his private collection accessible to the public.

The vast collection is comprised of 14,000 pieces, including works by Katsushika Hokusai, one of Japan's most famous artists. Each month, between 70 and 100 pieces from the collection are displayed in a small themed exhibit. The museum also organizes occasional lectures and offers grants to those interested in researching ukiyo-e. There is a serene Japanese-style rock garden within the museum where visitors can rest.

How to Get There

  • Meiji-jingumae StationChiyoda LineFukutoshin LineExit 53 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 10:30-17:30

    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: MondaysNew Year's holidaysIf a scheduled closing falls on a public holiday, the facility will remain open on the holiday and close the next day.



Varies per exhibition or screening

Facility Info

  • RestroomsNon-smoking areas
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