2020 Summer Tokyo Museum Exhibits – June Openings

So excited to get back out to our favorite museums – 2020 Summer Tokyo Museum Exhibits. All museums will be slowly opening this month starting today. Luckily many museums have pushed back opening dates so we can see most of which were planned. This list will be updated as opening dates and exhibits are added.

2020 Summer Tokyo Museum Exhibits

21-21 DESIGN SIGHT, Favorite Family Tokyo Art Musuems

21-21 DESIGN SIGHT (opens June 5th)

21_21 Design Sight is a museum in Roppongi in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, which opened in 2007. The museum, a design museum, was created by architect Tadao Ando and fashion designer Issey Miyake.

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No-Problem Products Exhibit (opens June 5th)

“No problem” products are ones that do not meet retail standards. However, there is a significant movement in Japan to sell less than perfect products in Japan. This exhibit gives an excellent overview of how society can use and accept “No Problem” products

Address:21-21 DESIGN SIGHT . 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo  (google map)
Open: Open Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesday); 11:00 – 20:00(Entrance until 19:30)
Admission:  Adults ¥1,200 / University ¥800, HS ¥500, Jr. HS and under may enter for free
Access: 5 min walk from Roppongi station (exit 6) on the Toei Oedo Line, and Nogizaka station (exit 3) on the Chiyoda Line
Website: http://www.2121designsight.jp/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2121DESIGNSIGHT

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (opens June 2nd)

Tokyo Photographic Art MuseumSpecial Exhibit: Moriyama Daido’s Tokyo: ongoing (Jun. 2Sep. 22, 2020) – A excellent opportunity to view Moriyama Daido’s collection of Tokyo life photos. A grainy, out of focus photos are an overview of  Daido 50 years of work.

Address: Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita Meguro-ku Tokyo
Open: Closed Monday;open 10:00 to 18:00 (20:00 on Thursdays and Fridays). Last entry 30 minutes before closing. Hours for the first-floor hall vary by program
Admission: Adults ¥700 ( 560 )/College Students ¥560 ( 440 )/High School and Junior High School Students, Over 65 ¥350 ( 280 ).
Access: 5 min walk from Roppongi station (exit 6) on the Toei Oedo Line, and Nogizaka station (exit 3) on the Chiyoda Line
Website: http://topmuseum.jp/e/contents/exhibition/index-3814.html

Edo – Tokyo Museum (opens June 2nd)

Special Exhibit: Energy.Transitions 
2020, 6/2 (Tues) – 2020, 6/21 (Sun)

A beautiful collection of 35 Edo era painters who broke the rules of “accepted” painting. This collection represents artists from Kyushu to Hokkaido, and is a fantastic overview of Japanese painting. Make sure you add this special exhibit when visiting the museum.

Address: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
Open: Closed Mondays; Tuesday – Sunday 9:30 – 17:30 *If a public holiday, the following day is closed instead. Year End and New Year Holiday. Closed Dec 29-Jan 3 for New Years
Admission: Adult: 600yen, People aged 65 or over:300yen, University Students:480yen; Students(Junior high school & High school: 300yen; Under Junior high school:Free  — The permanent exhibition admission fee for adults who live in Tokyo and are accompanied by children 18 years old or younger is half price on the third Saturday and Sunday of every month (Family Days) (up to two adults). The discount may not apply to special exhibitions. Please check in advance.
Access: 1 min walk from the Ryogkoku Stations on the Oedo subway line or 3 min walk from the Ryogoku station (West Exit) on the JR Sobu Lin
Website: https://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/en/

Tokyo Museum of Contemporary ArtTokyo Museum of Contemporary Art (opens June 2nd) – The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo was opened in March, 1995 in Kiba Park, to the East of Sumida River, as a center for the systematic study, collection, preservation and display of contemporary art, focusing primarily on postwar Japanese art but encompassing a wide range of subjects from both here and abroad.

Special Exhibits 
Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art

The Potentiality of Drawing  – June 2 (Tue) – 21 (Sun), 2020 – A

Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art

Present Day and in Times Past – June 2 (Tue) – September 21 (Sun), 2020


Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art

Things Entangling – June 9 (Tue) – September 27 (Sun), 2020


Address: Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Open: Closed Mondays; Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 (if Monday is a national holiday, Museum will be closed instead on Tuesday)
Admission: Adults 1,300 yen, College 900 yen, HS & JH 600 yen, and elementary & under free
Access: From Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon Line: 9min. walk from the B2 exit.
Website: https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/exhibitions/


Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum (opens June 2nd)

Special Exhibit: Kimono Fashion Identities 
June 30, 2020 (Tue)-August 23, 2020 (Sun)
If you love fashion, fabric or just art you will love this exhibit that explains the history of Kimono over the past 800 years.

Open Hours: 10:30-16:00; closed Mondays
Entrance Fee: Adults 1,000 yen and university students 500 yen
Address: 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5777-8600
Museum Website: https://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en


Teien Art MuseumTeien Art Museum (opens June 1st)
Open Hours: 10:00-18:00; closed 2nd and 4th Wed of each month
Entrance Fee: Depends on exhibit
Address: 5-21-9, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku
Phone: 03-3443-0201


The National Art Center (opens June 24th)The national Art Center of Tokyo, Favorite Family Tokyo Art Museums - Museums Kids Love in Tokyo

The National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT) is a unique and innovative art exhibition facility: instead of maintaining a permanent collection, it makes the most of a total of 14,000 square meters of exhibition space, one of the largest in Japan, and focuses on serving as a venue for various art exhibitions. The NACT also promotes outreach activities through its educational programs, and the Art Library serves to collect and disseminate information related to art.

Upcoming Exhibits @ The National Art Center

The national Art Center of Tokyo, Favorite Family Tokyo Art Museums - Museums Kids Love in Tokyo


Timeless Conversations 2020: Voices from Japanese Art of the Past and Present- 2020, 6/ 24 – 8/24

The National Art Center


MANGA <=> TOKYO – 2020, 7/ 8 – 9/22

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Address: Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan, The National Art Center, Tokyo  7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo
Open: Closed Tuesday, Open from 10:00 – 18:00 (Friday & Saturday nights open until 20:00)
Admission: Adults ¥1,500, College ¥1,200, HS ¥800 yen, Jr. HS and below free.
Access: Direct accèss from Nogizaka Station (exit 6) on the Chiyoda Line, 5 min walk from Roppongi Station (Exit 4a) on the Hibiya Line, or 4 min walk from Roppongi Station (Exit 7) on the Oedo Line
Website: https://www.nact.jp/english/

2020 Summer Tokyo Museum Exhibits

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