Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Taito

3.9
#14 of 363 in Museums in Tokyo
Admire an array of art exhibits at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, a cultural institution located within a wider public park. Originally opened in 1926, the facility underwent major changes in 1975 and 2010, creating a contemporary space that appeals inside and out. The six galleries host exhibits on a range of international art scenes and artists; each space serves only for temporary shows, as the museum does not have a permanent collection. Head back into the European Renaissance, get to know contemporary Japanese artists, or admire folk art from across the globe at this ever-changing venue. Check the website to see what's on currently. Take a look at our Tokyo trip planner to schedule your visit to Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create an itinerary including Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

(Tokyo is the nearest city to Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)

map
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
403 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • We visited because it was held the exhibition of Bruegel's Tower of Babel, famous. Somewhat back from the Ueno Station and Park. Was supposed to go from first down to the underground ticket office and entrance routes.
    View original
  • On a week-long visit to Tokyo and came here specifically to visit the Pushkin museum exhibit. Apart from that, the other exhibits seemed inaccessible. Hard to figure out if there is a permanent collec...  more »
  • Very high quality works by the famous (Gauguin, Cezanne, Renoir, Sisley, Derain) and the not so famous (Robert), including three or four excellent Monets. I had only one hour for the sixty paintings i...  more »
Google
  • Amazing collection of Japanese Paintings, crafts, culture, tradition and history. Every visitor should visit this museum. The displays are nicely done. Beautiful environment with soften light. Perfectly mapped the whole and flexible entry.
  • Perfectly located in Ueno park. Nice exhibitions. Cafe was packed so no room for lunch. Staff were wonderful - although not great with their English they had English maps which were very helpful. Lockers are available with 100 yen to pay, byt this is given back when you unlock the locker again. Plenty of people taking photos which is not allowed or ethical in an art museum.
  • The special Brueghel exhibition is fairly poor. Not the best examples. The flower arranging displays are dramatic but odd in an art museum. The calligraphy section is what it is and good if you're interested in Japanese calligraphy. So all very limited.
  • This is one of my favorite museums in Tokyo. They always have special exhibition from time to time. We just finished visiting the Vincent Van Gogh (Jan2018), you can see the museum had put in a lot of effort and the painting collection is from all over the world. They provide coin lockers (100yen each access) and water fountain. There are also 2 restaurants within the building. Price is reasonable. Don't forget to visit the merchandise shop, they have some nice goodies there!
  • Nicely situated in ueno park. Easy to reach. Good exhibition on breughel paintings
Places to stay near Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Plan your trip to Tokyo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum by other users

25 days in Tokyo Prefecture BY A USER FROM JAPAN April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 38 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tokyo Prefecture BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Yokohama & Tokyo BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Tokyo Prefecture BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 37 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM TURKEY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans