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Updated: April 2, 2018

Matsuoka Museum of Art 松岡美術館

5-12-6 Shirokanedai Minato-ku Tokyo

A 20th-century tycoon showcases his massive art collection, from ancient Egypt to Victorian England

With a wide range of sculptures and artifacts from central and east Asia along with modern works from Europe, the Matsuoka Museum of Art is a testament to the varied tastes of its founder, the entrepreneur Seijiro Matsuoka. Matsuoka utilized his vast real estate fortune to purchase these antiquities throughout the 1970s, opening the museum at 80 years old.

The museum now houses almost 1,800 pieces, presenting works from ancient Egypt, Victorian England, and the Ming and Qing dynasties of China. While temporary exhibitions showcase Japanese painters, it's the artifacts from mainland Asia that make this museum noteworthy among art aficionados.

The Matsuoka Museum of Art is conveniently located adjacent to the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, making it possible to spend a whole afternoon between the two facilities.

How to Get There

  • Shirokanedai Sta. | Exit 1 | 7 mins on foot
    Namboku Line | Mita Line
  • Meguro Sta. | East Exit | 15 mins on foot
    JR Yamanote Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00–17:00 Tue-Sun, holidays
  • Last admission: 16:30




Cash only |

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | WiFi | Parking |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Automatic doors | Wheelchair accessible elevator | Accessible restrooms | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan |

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