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Updated: November 14, 2023


8-36 Ueno-koen, Taito City, Tokyo

Marvel at the exhibitions at one of Tokyo's premiere doorways to art

Established in 1926, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is Japan's first public art museum. As well as special exhibitions that provide encounters with art masterpieces from both Japan and overseas, this museum features colorful independent exhibitions, public exhibitions held by art organizations throughout the year, and art communication projects. Or just use the restaurants or museum shop. The view of Ueno Park from the tranquil Sato Keitaro Memorial Lounge is also recommended. You should also admire the building itself, designed by Kunio Maekawa, a Japanese maestro of modernist architecture.


  • Throughout the duration of special exhibitions, the museum closes at 20:00 on Fridays.
  • You can visit the museum just to access the dining facilities.
  • The museum shop has an impressive lineup of art-related merchandise.

The facade of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. ©Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Restaurant Muse. ©Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

The museum shop. ©Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

How to Get There

  • Ueno StationJR Yamanote LinePark Gate7 min on foot


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Opening Hours

  • 9:30-17:30


    *Varies by floor, store, and/or facility
    *Varies depending on screening or exhibition schedule
    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: New Year's holidaysIrregular
    *Closed on the first and third Mon. of the month (closed the next day when Mon. is a holiday or replacement holiday) / Special exhibits and rotating exhibits are closed on Mon. each week (closed the following day when Mon. is a holiday or replacement holiday)
    *Closed for inventory
    Operating hours: *Closes at 8 p.m. on Fri. during special exhibition periods (final admission 30 min. prior to closing)



FreeVaries per exhibition or screening

Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesNon-smoking areasWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglishMandarin Chinese
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Disabled parkingAutomatic doorsWheelchair rampEscalatorElevatorWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsToilet with handrailsDiaper changing facilitiesBaby chair/high chairFolding bed for adultsWheelchair loanStroller loanBreast feeding roomAccessible communication formats

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