Tokyo has hundreds of museums and art galleries. Many of the most famous such as the Tokyo National Museum and the National Museum of Western Art are located in Ueno Park, but there are many more spread throughout the city. Entrance fees for museums are typically ¥600-800 and ¥1,000-1,500 for art galleries, with discounts for children and senior citizens.
If you plan on visiting several museums in Tokyo, then you should consider the Grutto Pass which gives you discounted entry to around 100 facilities throughout the capital. Note that most museums close on Mondays (unless it is a public holiday), and during the end year and New Year holidays.
Art and design space/venue created by architect Tadao Ando and fashion designer Issey Miyake
A small private museum in Ikebukuro specializing in artifacts of the ancient Near East and Central Asia. Opened in 1978 it was the first such museum in Japan. Check the website for the latest exhibition details.
Art museum established by Ishibashi Shojiro, the founder of the Bridgestone Corporation, the tire manufacturer. The Ishibashi Foundation has built on Ishibashi’s personal collection over the years and today the museum is an eclectic mix 2,600 pieces of Japanese, European, and American.
Open-air museum preserving or reconstructing many period buildings and structures