Explore Japan's essential sites and hidden gems
MORI Building Digital Art Museum: EPSON TeamLab Borderless
The MORI Building Digital Art Museum is a jewel of TeamLab, a Japanese artistic collective that continues to gain in popularity.
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Tokyo Yayoi Kusama Museum
Inaugurated in October 2017 in the Waseda district of the Shinjuku, the Yayoi Kusama Museum celebrates the ever-changing and extraordinary work of the visionary contemporary artist. We hig
Aqua Park Shinagawa
Aqua Park Shinagawa is in the heart of the Japanese capital, a beautiful renovated aquarium to delight young and old alike.
teamLab Planets Tokyo
teamLab Planets Tokyo is a body-immersive museum in the Toyosu district of Tokyo, offering visitors a physical, full five-sensory experience, including water attractions.
Mystifying and enchanting, the author of Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away has created a museum with a diverse style of architecture that is quite unique and lavish.
Eisei Bunko Museum
Open since 1972 in the Bunkyo district, the Eisei Bunko museum presents a famous collection of more than 100,000 works, art objects, and historical documents from the former feudal Hosokawa clan.
Sony Explora Science
Located in the Aqua City shopping complex in Odaiba, the SonyExplora Science is a science museum where young and old discover and experience the fundamental principles of light, sound and image tha
The museums of the major Japanese companies in Tokyo
Tokyo has the particularity of hosting several museums in its city center which belong to some of the largest companies in the country.
Tokyo Sea Life Park
Located not far from the large Disney Land park in the Japanese capital, the Tokyo Sea Life Park aquarium is one of the largest in the country.
Great Kanto Earthquake Museum
The Great Kanto Earthquake Museum in Yokoamicho Park in Ryogoku, Tokyo is dedicated to the victims of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art
The small Watari contemporary art museum will be of interest to all contemporary art enthusiasts passing through Tokyo.
Kuroda Memorial Hall
Kuroda Memorial Hall is part of the Tokyo National Museum and displays the work of the Western-style artist Kuroda Seiki (1866-1924).
Gallery of Horyuji Treasures
The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures within Tokyo National Museum exhibits over 300 pieces donated to the Imperial Household by Horyuji Temple in Nara.
Toyokan Tokyo National Museum
The Toyokan (Eastern Antiquities Gallery) is part of Tokyo National Museum in Ueno and holds a superb collection of Asian art from India, China and Korea.
Tokyo's Fuji Museum of Art
Not far from the center of Tokyo, the Fuji Art Museum offers a beautiful journey from Japanese calligraphy to the French impressionists, through an astonishing and immense collection.
Museum of Maritime Science
The Museum of Maritime Science on the island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay is a free-entry facility with a small permanent collection, a ship that can be boarded, and several open air exhibits relating to
TeamLab Borderless Odaiba
Mori Building Digital Art Museum Epson TeamLab Borderless is a cutting-edge immersive digital art museum on the artificial island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay, and offers visitors an ever-changing wonder
History museums in Tokyo
During your stay in Tokyo, turn to the past for a few hours. Some museums in the capital offer key information for understanding the history of Japan.
The Mitsui Memorial Museum
In Nihonbashi, in the heart of the historic district of the Japanese capital, the Mitsui Memorial Museum houses more than 4,000 Japanese and Asian works and art objects; a prestigious collection bu
The Hanzomon Museum in Tokyo is a free museum with a superb collection of Buddhist art including Gandharan art and pieces by Unkei.
The Museum of the Ancient Orient
Located in the north of the capital, the Museum of the Ancient Orient presents a fine collection of ancient objects from the Near East and Central Asia.
Parliamentary Museum (Kensei Kinenkan)
The Parliamentary Museum (Kensei Kinenkan) near the National Diet Building in Tokyo is a free museum explaining the history of Japan's parliament and constitution.
Art Tower Mito
In Mito, in the prefecture of Ibaraki, the cultural complex Art Tower Mito, inaugurated in 1990, has a theater, a concert hall and a contemporary art gallery.
Kaigakan Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery
The Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery, or Kaigakan, is a grandly designed old gallery in Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo, that offers a quaintly propagandist, but memorable, pictorial narrative of the mo
Printing Museum Tokyo
Printing Museum Tokyo is housed in the HQ of Toppan Printing in Bunkyo-ku and displays a range of printing machines and other artifacts.
Kodaira Furusato Mura Open Air Museum
The Kodaira Furusato Mura Open Air Museum is a collection of preserved, historic buildings from the Edo, Meiji and Taisho periods in Kodaira, Tokyo.
10 free museums in Tokyo
Discover art and culture, or learn more about Japanese society with this selection of 10 free-to-visit museums located in Tokyo.
The advertising museum
The Advertising Museum, nestled within the Caretta Shiodome Shopping Complex, traces the history of advertising and marketing from the Edo period (1603-1868) to the present day.
JAL Sky Museum
JAL Factory Tour Sky Museum (JAL Sky Museum) at Haneda Airport is the most popular travel spot in Tokyo ahead of Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree.
Tokyo Trick Art Museum
Located in Odaiba, on the 4th floor of the '' Decks Tokyo Beach Island Mall '', the Tokyo Trick Art Museum is a somewhat special art museum.
Shinjuku Historical Museum
In the heart of one of the liveliest districts of the Japanese capital, the small historical museum of Shinjuku reveals the tale of this iconic district!
ANA Airline Maintenance Center
At Tokyo's Haneda International Airport, the airline ANA opens the doors of its maintenance center to you. A unique visit closer to the biggest airliners!
Sony Archives: the Sony Archives in Shinagawa, Tokyo s dedicated to the history of Sony Corporation's products since its formation in 1946.
Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center
Japan is a country prone to earthquakes and at first glance, this is not very reassuring. However, remember that the vast majority of earthquakes go completely unnoticed!
The Nihon Mingei-kan in Tokyo, a museum of folk crafts
The Samurai Museum
The figure of the samurai, a sort of knight in medieval Japan, is one of the icons of Japanese culture.
The National Museum of Western Art
A must-see museum for lovers of classic and modern art, showcasing several centuries of European art and even architecture thanks to the building's design by Le Corbusier, which made it the first U
The National Museum of Nature and Science
The National Museum of Nature and Science is located in the Ueno district of Tokyo.
JCII Camera Museum
The JCII Camera Museum in Tokyo is a comprehensive museum run by the Japan Camera Industry Institute that covers the history of camera-making in Japan by all Japanese camera manufacturers, and exhi
The Japanese Sword Museum
The Japanese Sword Museum in Ryogoku, east Tokyo, showcases the katana swords of world renowned quality and beauty that were the power behind the samurai warrior class of old.
Polar Science Museum Tachikawa
The Polar Science Museum (南極北極科学館) in Tachikawa, Tokyo is dedicated to informing the public about the Japanese polar research and the activities of the National Institute for Polar Research.
The KaiKai Kiki Gallery
Takashi Murakami chose the Motoazabu district near Roppongi to set up his KaiKai Kiki gallery, an emblematic place of the Tokyo art scene.
Ome Railway Park
Ome Railway Park, in Ome, Tokyo, an open air railway museum featuring eight original steam locomotives, two electric train cars and the front car of a 1960's Shinkansen.
The 'Tokyo Hyaku' exhibition at Tokaido Hiroshige Museum
From November 28th 2017, the Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum in Shizuoka City will present the "Tokyo Hyaku" exhibition, a modern photographic reinterpretation of the "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo"
Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum Waseda
The Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum (Enpaku) on the Waseda University campus in Tokyo is dedicated to the history of drama and is named after Tsubouchi Shoyo (1859-1935), a writer, dramatist and
Old Asakura House
The Old Asakura House (Kyu Asakura Kejutaku) is an imposing traditional Japanese house in Daikanyama, Tokyo, built in the early 20th century, with a serene garden.
Free Tokyo Museums
Tokyo free museums: see a listing of some of Tokyo's numerous free museums including the Advertising Museum, Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum and the Fire Museum.
Quirky Tokyo Museums
Tokyo's quirky museums: see a listing of the best of several weird and wonderful museums in Tokyo, including the strange Meguro Parasitological Museum and a Sewerage Museum.
TUS Museum of Science
The TUS Museum of Science is a free-entry museum specializing in recording and calculating technology, annexed to the Tokyo University of Science in the Kagurazaka district of Shinjuku ward, Tokyo.
Shimokitazawa Area Guide Tokyo
Shimokitazawa is a small, very atmospheric fashion district in west Tokyo, crammed with vintage clothing stores, cafes, and music and stage performance spots.
The Nikon Museum in Shinagawa Tokyo is dedicated to the history of Nikon cameras and other optical devices made by the Nikon company.
Fire Museum Tokyo
The Fire Museum in Yotsuya Fire Station in Shinjuku, Tokyo details the work and equipment of the Tokyo fire department from the Edo period to the present day.
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is a collection of historic buildings, mainly from the Tokyo area, brought to a new location for preservation.
Japan Stationery Museum Tokyo
The Japan Stationery Museum (Nihon Bungu Shiryokan) is a small repository of things to do with writing, in the Yanagibashi district of Taito ward, Tokyo.
Sumida Hokusai Museum
The Hokusai Museum in Tokyo's Sumida ward presents the life and works of one of Japan's most famous artists, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), in an ultra-modern gallery.
Scai the Bathhouse Gallery in Yanaka Tokyo
Scai the Bathhouse has been an art presence in Yanaka since 1993, but is unique in having been a part of the Yanaka landscape for many decades before that.
The Samurai Museum in Tokyo's Shinjuku district is a fun way to experience samurai culture with sword demonstrations and cosplay.
The Sewerage Museum in Takanodai, Kodaira City, Tokyo has displays on Tokyo's sewerage system from Edo times to the present day.
Shitamachi Museum Annex Yanaka Tokyo
Shitamachi Museum Annex - a free museum, the Shitamachi Museum Annex recreates the interior of a Meiji Period liquor store,
The Seiko Museum in Tokyo traces the history of the Seiko watch and clock company showcasing many of Seiko's ground-breaking products.
Tobu Museum of Transport & Culture
The Tobu Museum of Transport & Culture is adjacent to Higashi-Mukojima Station and has a number of original trains on display.
Meiji University Museum
Meiji University Museum in Ochanomizu, Tokyo has exhibits on crime and punishment, Japanese crafts and archaeology.
Mitsuo Aida Museum
The Mitsuo Aida Museum is tucked away inside the Tokyo International Forum, a multi-purpose exhibition center in Marunouchi, dedicated to the works of this master of Japanese calligraphy.
Toshiba Science Museum
Toshiba Science Museum, near Kawasaki Station, is a free museum that both showcases Toshiba's latest technologies and looks back at the history of the company, its founders and its products.
Arguably the most popular charcter in Japan, Doraemon, the mischievous blue robot cat is recognized by all.
An arena revered both by martial arts enthusiasts as well as by rock enthusiasts, is that possible? Yes, and this area can be found in Tokyo!
Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum
The Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum in Tokyo is a small museum in the Asakusa area with displays of traditional, Japanese crafts.
National Film Archive of Japan (National Film Center)
The National Film Archive of Japan (NFAJ), formerly the National Film Center in Kyobashi, Tokyo has a permanent collection on the history of Japanese film-making plus special exhibitions and movie
Japan's 5 Most Beautiful Aquariums
Japan, as an archipelago, means that the sea and oceanography has always occupied an important place in the minds of the Japanese.
Tokyo Big Sight
It is a place that many have seen before. We recognize it by its original form and its events, but few really know what it is.
Ryogoku Fireworks Museum
The Ryogoku Fireworks Museum in Ryogoku, Tokyo is dedicated to the history of fireworks in Japan and its many spectacular fireworks festivals.
The Hoki Museum is a strikingly designed museum dedicated to modern Realist art, and featuring the works of Japanese painters.
Museum of Aeronautical Sciences
The Museum of Aeronautical Sciences (Kohkuu Kagaku Hakubutsukan in Japanese) is a fun, hands-on experience right next to Narita Airport.
Ghibli Museum Mitaka Tokyo
Ghibli Museum: the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo is dedicated to the works of Miyazaki Hayao's Studio Ghibli, Japan's most famous animation studio.
Miraikan, the Museum of Science and Innovation
Japanese technology in all its forms: robots, space adventures and a planetarium. Welcome to the future.
Bunkyo Historical Museum
The Bunkyo Historical Museum in Bunkyo-ward is a fascinating small museum dedicated to the history and culture of Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
Shunkaen Bonsai Museum
Since 2002, this small museum in Edogawa Shunkaen lets you discover the art of cutting these shrubs in respect for tradition and harmony.
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Museum
North of Ginza, a small museum honors the men in blue. There is everything to help you understand why Tokyo is one of the safest capitals in the world
MOT - Contemporary Art Museum
A problem of distance. If contemporary art suffers from a reputation of being difficult to access, the museum dedicated to it in the Japanese capital suffers from the same illness.
"Art is the explosion," Taro Okamoto (1911-1996), Japanese artist.
Toto Gallery Ma
The Toto Company, Japan's largest producer of toilets, has been constantly innovating since 1917.
Suntory Museum of Art
From the outside the building appears transparent.
Suginami Animation Museum
20 minutes from Shinjuku, this animated film museum invites you to dive (for free) into a world where the drawings come to life.
A few minutes from Omotesando, the street showcasing international brands which has become a shopping mecca, you can find the private Nezu Museum, focusing on a more intimate and sensitive relation
Tokyo National Art Centre
The National Art Center Tokyo plays on gigantism and hosting exhibitions.
Intermediatheque (IMT) is one of Japan's most cutting-edge musueums, located in the Kitte Marunouchi building right beside Tokyo Station.
Gas Science Museum Tokyo
The Gas Science Museum in Toyosu, Tokyo is a child-friendly, hands-on, free museum popular with families at the weekends and organized elementary school groups during the week.
Meguro Parasitological Museum
Meguro Parasitological Museum is a free museum and research center in Meguro, Tokyo, dedicated to the study and exhibition of parasites both human and animal.
Edo-Tokyo Architectural garden
Through the reconstruction of thirty houses, the Edo-Tokyo open air architectural museum, which is linked to the Edo-Tokyo Museum, invites you to travel in the Japan of yesteryear
The Shitamachi museum has reproduce the atmosphere of a street in the Edo period (1603-1868), for total immersion in the daily life in the golden age of Japan.
Tokyo National Museum
Located at the north end of Ueno Park, the Tokyo National Museum houses the world's richest collection of Japanese art.
Ota Museum, the art of printmaking
One of the finest collections of ukiyo-e , "images of the floating world", or the art of painting and Japanese prints, is preserved in a small museum, away from the fashionable streets of Harajuku
Amazing contrast between this contemporary building and its interior that stages yesteryear Tokyo: immerse yourself in the history of the capital.
Mori Art Museum
In the heart of Roppongi Hills, a symbol of boundless real estate grandeur, between stores and restaurants, the Mori Art Museum has led to a desire for culture, unprecedented in this area.
21_21 Design Sight
In Roppongi, next to the Mori Art Museum, the Tokyo National Art Center and the Suntory Museum of Art, located in the garden of Tokyo Midtown, a complex created on the site of the former Defense a
Asakura Museum of Sculpture
Asakura Museum of Sculpture: the sprawling, three-storied former residence and studio of sculptor Fumio Asakura (1883-1964) in Tokyo’s attractive Yanaka district.
Daimyo Clock Museum
Daimyo Clock Museum: the Daimyo Clock Museum in the Yanaka district of Tokyo houses the lifetime collection of a Japanese ceramicist cum clock collector.
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Money Museum
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Money Museum: read a guide to the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Money Museum in Nagoya which exhibits the history of money in Japan and the world.
Ryozen Museum of History
The Ryozen Museum of History in Kyoto highlights the events of the Bakumatsu period of Japanese history which saw the downfall of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1868.
Advertising Museum Tokyo ADMT
Advertising Museum Tokyo: read a guide to the Advertising Museum Tokyo (ADMT) showcasing Japanese and foreign advertisements in the Caretta Shiodome Building.
Museum of Yebisu Beer
Museum of Yebisu Beer: the modern and luxurious Museum of Yebisu Beer in Ebisu, Tokyo is dedicated to the history of Yebisu beer.
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyoto Bijitsukan) is a large brick-faced museum located in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum
Read a guide to the Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum, a free, modern museum presenting the history of Tokyo's water supply.
Mizuma Art Gallery
Mizuma Art Gallery: read a guide to the Mizuma Art Gallery in Ichigaya, Tokyo.
Shinjuku Historical Museum: read a guide to the Shinjuku Historical Museum, memorably covering the history of one of Tokyo's most important wards.
Read a guide to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo Dome, Tokyo.
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum: read a guide to the new Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum Tokyo in Marunouchi near Tokyo Station.
Japan Football Museum
Read a guide to the Japan Football Museum in Bunkyo ward Tokyo celebrating the 2002 World Cup.
Matsuoka Museum of Art
Matsuoka Museum of Art: read a guide to the Matsuoka Museum of Art in the Shirokanedai area of Tokyo.
Zoshigaya Missionary Museum
Zoshigaya Missionary Museum: read a guide to the Zoshigaya Missionary Museum in Tokyo founded by the American missionary JM McCaleb.
Tokyo Water Science Museum
Read a guide to the fascinating Tokyo Metropolitan Water Science Museum, a fun, high-tech, interactive, resource for kids in Tokyo's Koto ward.
National Museum Of Modern Art Tokyo
National Museum Of Modern Art Tokyo: read a guide to the National Museum Of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT) along with its Craft Gallery and National Film Center..
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is in Tokyo's Shirokanedai district and is housed in an elegant art deco building incorporating many Japanese elements.
Crafts Gallery Tokyo: read a guide to the Crafts Gallery Tokyo which exhibits Japanese and foreign crafts from the Meiji period to the present day.
National Museum of Western Art
National Museum of Western Art Tokyo: read a guide to National Museum of Western Art Tokyo in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan.
National Museum of Nature and Science Tokyo
National Museum of Nature and Science: read a guide to the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno Park, Tokyo.
Tobacco and Salt Museum Tokyo
Tobacco and Salt Museum Tokyo: read a guide to the Tobacco and Salt Museum in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Yushukan War Memorial Museum
Yushukan War Memorial Museum: read a guide to Tokyo's Yushukan War Memorial Museum in the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine.
Subway Museum Tokyo
Subway Museum Tokyo: read a guide to the Subway Museum Tokyo in Kasai eastern Tokyo with exhibits of historic Tokyo subway trains and carriages.
Science Museum Tokyo
Science Museum Tokyo: read a guide to the Science Museum in Kitanomarukoen, Tokyo, Japan.
Mitsui Memorial Museum
Mitsui Memorial Museum: read a guide to the Mitsui Memorial Museum in Tokyo which houses the collections of the Mitsui family.
Edo Castle: read a guide to Edo Castle in Tokyo. Edo Castle is now the Imperial Palace, home to the Japanese Emperor.
Tokyo Museums & Galleries: view a listing of Tokyo's Tokyo Museums & Art Galleries, how to get there and what there is to see.
Institute of Nature Study
Read a guide to the Institute of Nature Study, part of the National Museum of Nature and Science, in the Shirokanedai district of Tokyo.
Idemitsu Museum of Arts
Idemitsu Museum of Arts houses part of the Idemitsu Collection, consisting mainly of calligraphy, ceramics and Japanese art.
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