Museums & Monuments

Tokyo Port Museum
Museum about history of the Port of Tokyo. Port of Edo, Tokyo Bay Museum, the Waterfront Subcenter Development plan, Tokyo Minato-Kan and future area plans. Open 09:30-17:00 except Mondays at Aomi Frontier Building, 20F, 2-4-24 Aomi, Koto-ku.
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Displays include the brain, internet, solar system, International Space Station, robots, science workshop, the genome and deep sea. Open everyday from 10:00-17:00 except Tuesday. Located at 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku.
Ghibli Museum
The museum captures the works of Japans most famous anime director, Miyazaki Hayao. Tickets are available to buy at Lawson convenient store. Open Wednesday to Monday from 10:00-18:00 at 1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi.
The Museum of the Imperial Collections
Sannomaru Shozokan, Imperial royal family collections museum at the Imperial Palace. Open Tuesday to Thursday 09:00-15:45 (closing time variable, please see website). Located at The Imperial Palace, 1-1 Chiyoda, Chiyoda-ku.
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Exhibition from the Edo (old Tokyo) period, with reconstructions of buildings, including a Kabuki theatre and the house of a daimyo (feudal lord). Open Tuesday to Saturday 09:30-17:30. Located at 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku.
National Museum of Modern Art
With a huge selection of modern art. The collection includes Japanese art dating back to the 1868 Meiji Restoration. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Located at 3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku.
National Museum of Nature and Science
Natural history including dinosaurs, nature of the Japanese archipelago, the environment and the history of the Japanese people. Open Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 09:00-17:00 and Friday 09:00-20:00. Located at 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku.
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Featuring works by Impressionists and paintings by Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Auguste Rodins sculpture. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:30-17:30; Friday 09:30-20:00. Located at 7-7 Ueno Park, Taito-ku.
Science Museum
Interactive museum promoting public understanding of science and technology. Open Thursday to Tuesday 09:30-16:50. Located at 2-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku.
Tokyo National Museum
vast display of art works and antiquities from Japan and other Asian countries. Permanent exhibition features ceramics, sculptures and textiles, with many works from Korea and China. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:30-17:00. Located at 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku
Amuse Museum
A "live museum" featuring items that are unique to traditional Japanese culture. Items on display include graphics, product designs and textile arts. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Located at 2-34-4 Asakusa, Taito-ku.
Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
Museum of fashion costumes and accessories representing cultures from around the world. Open Monday to Saturday 10:00-16:30. Located at 4-25-10 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku.
Meguro Parasitological Museum
Parasite museum and features over 45,000 specimens. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Located at 4-1-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku.
World Bag Museum
Collection of about 550 rare and valued items and surprising baggage curiosities from all over the world with display signage in both Japanese and English. Open from Monday to Friday 10:00-16:30. Located at 1-8-10 Komagata, Taito, Tokyo 111-0043.
Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum
Small museum showing displays of Japanese crafts and handmade items such as combs, brushes, scissors, knives, fishing rods, furniture; with different craftsmen at work. Located at 2-22-13 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo 111-0032.
Setagaya Literary Museum
Museum of modern literature from Setagaya. It also functions as a library, as well as museum and archives. Located at 1-10-10 Minami Karasuyama, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-0062.
Toei Animation Gallery
Exhibits the history of Toei Animation, the oldest animation production company in Japan and producer of many popular movies and current TV animations. Located at 2-10-5 Higashi-Oizumi, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 178-8567.
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
Museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting prints from around the world from varying historical periods. Located at 4-28-1 Haramachida, Machida-shi, Tokyo 194-0013.
Tokyo Station Gallery
Museum run by East Japan Railways and located inside Tokyo Station. Located at 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005.
Tangible Earth Museum
Museum composed of 5 interactive digital globes, presenting the new global risk and disaster data. Located at 3F Fuji Bldg., 3-2-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005.
Ueno Royal Museum
Formerly the Japan Art Association Museum, it is home to the prestigious "Ueno Royal Museum Competition" and other public exhibitions. Located at 1-2 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007.
Japan Folk-Craft Museum
Museum dedicated to the hand-crafted art of ordinary people. Located at 4-3-33 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0041.
Sen-Oku Hakuko Kan
Houses a large collection of Chinese bronze vessels, Chinese and Japanese mirrors, and a few Chinese bronze Buddhist figures. Located at 1-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032.
Yamatane Museum of Art
Houses Kindai Nihonga or Modern Japanese paintings after Meiji era and collections of oil paintings, Ukiyoe, and Ancient Japanese Calligraphy. Located at 3-12-36 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0012.
Fuchu Art Museum
With displays of around 60 works from Western-style artist Noriyuki Ushijima. Located at 1-3 Sengen-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0001.
Koganei City Hakenomori Art Museum
Exhibits works of Nakamura Kenichi and special exhibitions around once or twice a year. Located at 1-11-3 Naka-cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-0012.
Ancient Orient Museum
Small museum housing artifacts of the ancient Near East and Central Asia including the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara. Located at 7F Sunshine City Bunka Kaikan, 3-1-4 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-8630.
Chiba City Museum of Art
Museum whose art collection consists of modern, contemporary and Boso oriented art works. Located at 3-10-8 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba 260-8733.
Kawasaki City Museum
Collection of posters, photographs, films, videos as well as archaeological and historical documentation. Located at 1-2 Todoroki, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 211-0052.
Japanese Overseas Migration Museum
Institution dedicated to collecting records on Japanese migrations overseas and showing the history of those emigrant. Located at 2-3-1 Shinkou, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi 231-0001.
Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature
Displays the scripts and epistolaries of Junichiro Tanizaki, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Soseki Natsume. Located at 110 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0862.
Sumo Museum
Sumo wrestling museum, collects and preserves a wide range of items from the history of Sumo including woodblock prints and ceremonial aprons. Open weekdays 10:00-16:30 at The Ryogoku Kokugikan, 1-3-28 Yoko-ami, Sumida-ku.

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