Directions to the museums in Ueno Park

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.

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

Art and design space/venue created by architect Tadao Ando and fashion designer Issey Miyake.
10:00-19:00 (last admission is at 18:30). The museum is closed on Tuesdays and during exhibition changes.
Adults ¥1,100 with discounts for students

Ancient Orient Museum

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.
10:00-17:00
Adults ¥600 with discounts for students and children

Artizon Museum

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.
10:00-18:00
Need to book in advance via the website

Asakura Museum of Sculpture

This 3-floor building is the former residence and studio of Asakura Fumio (1883-1964) who came to Tokyo from…
9:30-16:30. Closed on Monday and Thursday (if either of these fall on a national holiday then the museum will open and close the following day instead)
Adults ¥500 | School students ¥250

Bunkamura

Built in 1989, Bunkamura was the first large-scale cultural complex in Japan. It contains a concern hall, gallery, and a small art museum.

Calligraphy Museum

The Calligraphy Museum holds important collections for the Chinese and Japanese calligraphy histories, which were collected by a…
9:30-16:30 (last admission at 4pm). Closed on Mondays
Adults ¥500 | Students & children ¥250

Daimyo Clock Museum

Small museum with a collection of about 20 Edo period clocks
10:00-16:00. The museum is closed during summer (1 July to 30 September) and during New Year (25 December to 14 January)

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Cultural facility tracing the history of the capital over the past 400 years. Original artifacts and replicas are on display with English descriptions.
9:30-17:30 (until 19:30 on Saturdays). Closed on Mondays unless it is a public holiday.
Adults ¥600, children ¥300. There is an additional charge for the special exhibitions.

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Open-air museum preserving or reconstructing many period buildings and structures
9:30-17:30 (16:30 between October and March). Closed on Mondays unless it is a public holiday, in which case the museum is open on Monday and closed on Tuesday
Adults ¥400 | Children ¥200

Eisei-Bunko Museum

A collection of almost 100,000 works of art and other objects collected by the Hosokawa Clan, a family…
10:00-16:30. Closed on Monday unless that day is a public holiday.
¥800