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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Depends on its special exhibitions

This is in Ueno Park and close to Ueno Zoo. Most of its collection was moved to Museum of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tokyo, Japan
Attractive Exhibitions

Another of the numerous museums of Ueno, Tokyo. It regularly organizes excellent exhibitions of... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Tokyo, Japan
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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8-36, Uenokoen, Taito 110-0007, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3823-6921
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "museum hill" in Tokyo is a real experience in itself--the place is mobbed on a holiday (which is when we were there). By all means, take a cab there/back because the subway is hopelessly packed--so full it was actually funny (in a sad sort...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is in Ueno Park and close to Ueno Zoo. Most of its collection was moved to Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in Kiba Park. It might be right to call it an art center, which leases its rooms or galleries to art groups or...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

My wife and I visited the Art Museum to see local artists work and found a Group Show of Contemporary Artists. This exhibition was divided up into rooms from the prizewinners, the runners up, the hard workers who got hung and didn't get a prize,...More

Thank MWandAW
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Another of the numerous museums of Ueno, Tokyo. It regularly organizes excellent exhibitions of world famous artists.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

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 collection. Nevertheless, I went to the Muse Restaurant for lunch and thoroughly...More

Thank 331jenna
Reviewed 1 May 2018

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 including the decent 35 minute audioguide and I could have enjoyed another...More

Thank nicholas k
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Carefully curated, comprehensive (almost too much so), informative. The light, colour and subject matters of the Breughel dynasty masters are more than refreshing. Before the era of cameras, their works capture history faithfully, and yet elevate artistically. Out of place in Japan, but like other...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

I went with my elementary school kids. It was really crowded but my kids enjoyed more than I did. The machine for English explanation of the painting was perfect. Looking forward to the next exhibition. No credit card and no ATM around. I had to...More

Thank Sean Seungwon J
Reviewed 17 January 2018

This is my favorite museum in Tokyo. They have different exhibit every now and then. It's a nice place to get away for a few hours.

Thank LocalBites
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Though the 40 minute wait to see this exhibit was a bit tiresome, the Van Gogh paintings, drawings and book illustrations were set off brilliantly by Japanese u-kiyoe and Japonisme art that responded to and/or inspired Van Gogh. The story of his art in Japan...More

Thank Nicholas L
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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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Samantha Q
23 June 2016|
Response from Makoto Y | Reviewed this property |
They allow visitors to take pictures of some out of their permanent collections.
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12 February 2016|
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