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Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits – Top 10

Here are our recommended Top 10 Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits. Lots of options from popular characters to Japanese art to keep your kids engaged and amused. These 10 exhibits have varying end dates from June – October 2017. Don’t miss out!  If you are just looking for a fun museum any time of the year, check out our top,  Tokyo Museums with Kids.

*****Top 10 – Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

Marvel: Age of Heroes Exhibition1. Marvel: Age of Heroes Exhibition Until June 25, 2017 – The first Marvel Exhibition in Japan opened at the Roppongi Hills Tokyo City view on the 52nd floor of Mori Tower. They are showcasing over 200 pieces of work chronicling Marvel`s past to present; costumes, props, documents and more. An amazing exhibit for Marvel Fans with amazing views of Tokyo.

Marvel: Age of Heroes Exhibition Details
Exhibit Dates and Time: Until Sunday, June 25, 2017
Cost: Adults: 1,800 JPY; High school/college students: 1,200 JPY; Children under 4 to Jr. High students: 600 JPY; Seniors (65 & up): 1,500 JPY
Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (東京都港区六本木6-10-1) Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View 52F

Access: From the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Roppongi Station, Exit 1C: 0 minutes (concourse is directly connected); From the Toei Subway, Oedo Line, Roppongi Station, Exit 3: 4-minute walk; From the Toei Subway, Oedo Line, Azabu Juban Station, Exit 7: 5-minute walk; From the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, Juban Station, Exit 4: 8-minute walk; From the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Nogizaka, Exit 5: 10-minute walk
Website: http://www.tokyocityview.com/marvel-exhibition/

*****Top 10 – Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

Snoopy Museum Tokyo, Best Living Japan2. Snoopy Museum Tokyo (Roppongi) Until September 24, 2017 – If you are a die-hard Snoopy fan, this is a great history museum that chronicles both Charles M. Schulz life and work.  Since the museum is very history based and entails a lot of reading I do not recommend for younger children. I think teens and above will enjoy spending 1-2 hours reading the comics and learning the progress of Mr. Schulz’s life. The Snoopy Museum Tokyo is a mini take on the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Snoopy Museum Center in Santa Rosa, California, which is a mecca for Peanuts and Snoopy fans. The Snoopy Museum Roppongi is the first international Snoopy Museum, which is sure to delight the maniac Japanese fans.

The Snoopy Museum Tokyo will celebrate their one year anniversary this April with an exhibition called “PEANUTS GANG ALL STARS!” “Following the previous exhibition where Snoopy himself was featured, you will be able to meet the familiar characters as the ‘Peanuts Gang All Stars’ in this exhibition. There will be about 200 exhibited items, including a brand new interactive theater and original comic strips where you can learn about the relationship between each character and Snoopy.”

Snoopy Museum Tokyo Details
Exhibit Dates and Times: Until September 24th, 2017 (Sun); 10:00 to 20:00 (admission until 19:30) Open 7 days a week
Address: Roppongi 5-6-20, Minato-ku,Tokyo
Admission cost:  Adults 1,800 JPY, University/College students (with valid student ID) 1,200 JPY, Junior high/High school students (with valid student ID) 800 JPY, Youth 4 and up/Elementary school students 400 JPY, 3 and under free
Access: 7 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Roppongi Station, and 10 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Azabu Juban Station
Website (in English): http://www.snoopymuseum.tokyo/en/


*****Top 10 – Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

 Arcimboldo: Nature into Art, The National Museum of Western Art 3. Arcimboldo: Nature into Art @ The National Museum of Western Art – This exhibit is a fun way to introduce kids to western art. 450 year old paintings from Giuseppe Arcimboldo who painted amazing portraitist integrating vegetables, fruits and other everyday objects.  Play the what do you spy game as your enjoy each painting. Great way to show kids that there are no rules to art! 

From the Museum website – Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593) was a painter born in Milan, Italy and active in the latter half of the 16th century at the Hapsburg court in Vienna and later in Prague. Arcimboldo was a multifaceted “court entertainer”, whose unique and whimsical works gained favor with Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor and lover of rare artworks. Arcimboldo’s name is primarily and widely remembered as the creator of numerous allegorical portraits, where the subject’s form is made up of a truly ingenious combination of unrelated motifs, such as fruit, vegetables, fish and books. These strange, cipher-like paintings, in which it is hard to separate the interactions between fantasy and reason, surprise, stimulate and amuse the senses and invite interpretation. They proved to be a major stimulus for the Surrealists and later artists of the 20th century.The approximately 100 works in this exhibition — arranged around a core of drawings and about 10 oil paintings by Arcimboldo lent by major museums worldwide — will help viewers understand the secrets behind his creation of an imaginary world, along with his influence on his successors. We hope that visitors will enjoy this first introduction in Japan of Arcimboldo’s weirdly witty and wonderful artistry.

Arcimboldo: Nature into Art Exhibit Details
Exhibit Dates and Times: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – Sunday, September 24 2017 – Closed Mondays (except 17 July, 14 August and 18 September 2017) – Closed on 18 July 2017
Open 9:30 – 17:30  Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Cost: Adults: 1,600 yen, College 1,200, High School 800, Junior High and younger free
Website: http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/exhibitions/2017arcimboldo.html
Address:  7-7 Ueno Koen, Taito, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5777-8600
Access: 1 min walk from the Ueno Station on the  JR Yamanote Line (Park Exit); 7 min walk from Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Line; 8 min walk from Ueno Station on the Ginza and Hibiya Lines
Click here for Google Maps directions.

*****Top 10 – Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

The Art of Disney - The Magic of Animation Period4. The Art of Disney – The Magic of Animation Period @ Miraikan – Approximately 500 pieces of artwork will be on display in Japan to reveal the nearly 90 years of Disney’s animation history from Steamboat Willie (1928), the world’s first feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Dumbo (1941) and other classics, to Frozen (2013), Zootopia (2016) and the latest Moana (U.S. release set on November 2016). The exhibition will feature original drawings, paintings, sketches, concept art and more behind the scene materials.

The exhibition concept is “the magic of animation” (the moment when life is given). Disney animation has created various “magic” or “techniques” to give life to their characters from making full use of imagination to incorporating each era’s latest technology. Just like Pinocchio, who through magical enchantment came to life, we will reveal some of the many techniques used to bring beloved Disney characters to life.

Disney Miraikan Details
Exhibit Dates and Times: Until September 24, 2017 (closed Tuesday, except May 2, July 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29th. – 10:00 – 17:00 Daily. Closed on Tuesday except 3/29, 4/5 and 5/3.
Cost: Adults: 1,800 yen, 18 – 7  years old and under: 1,200 yen, 3-6 years 600 yen *Free admission for preschooler
Website: https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/spexhibition/
Address: The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Special Exhibition Zone 1F, Miraikan,  2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo (〒135-0064 Tokyo, 江東区Aomi, 2−3−6)
Phone: 03-3570-9151
Access: Tokyo Waterfront New Transit YURIKAMOME: 5 minute walk from Fune-no Kagakukan station; 4 minute walk from Telecom Center station


*****Top 10 – Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

5. 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT  “GRAND PROJECTS: HOW FAR WILL YOU GO?”  Perfect for kids who love to think big and build bigger. Filled with the joy of making things, creators proceed on a journey toward a Grand Project. The exhibition will showcase Grand Projects by such creators who give shape to their bold and innovative ideas that transcend existing modes of expressions.

In June 2016, Christo and Jeanne-Claude realized “The Floating Piers” on Lake Iseo in Italy. The piers covered with fabric that is 3 kilometers-long appeared on the lake. Along with sidewalks also covered with the same fabric, the floating piers dramatically changed the landscape, and uplifted the spirit of people. The starting point for this exhibition will be these artists who conceived projects of incredible scale that transforms bridges in cities, landscapes over some ten kilometers, and even the house of parliament to artworks, and ultimately realized what was initially thought to be impossible. From that starting point, creators from diverse fields who carry out unique activities using dynamic techniques and methods, will gather and display their works.

GRAND PROJECTS: HOW FAR WILL YOU GO? @ 21-21 Design Sight Details
Exhibit Dates and Details: June 23 (Fri) – October 1 (Sun), 2017 – Open Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesday); 11:00 – 20:00 (Entrance until 19:30)
Address: 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Cost: Adults 1,100 yen, university student 800 yen, high and junior high school student 500 yen, ages 12 and under 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/

*****Top 10 – Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

 A Wonderland of Japanese Art 2017 @ Suntory Museum, *****Top 10 - Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits6. A Wonderland of Japanese Art 2017 @ Suntory Museum  – This special exhibit is build with kids in mind for summer vacation. A museum is a place where you quietly look at works of art and savor them deep within yourself–yes, that is a lovely way to appreciate art. But this exhibition is a little different. Look, listen, talk about it, make your own–through an experiential format that engages your whole body, you’ll find unexpected starting points for an up-close-and-personal understanding of the fascination of famous works in the Suntory Museum of Art. Turn yourself into an art historian and analyze a folding screen. Describe out loud the motifs made of abstract forms. The key phrase here is “Knock, knock: Open the door to Japanese art!” Children or adults, all are welcome. Let’s set out together to explore the wonderland of Japanese art!

A Wonderland of Japanese Art 2017 @ Suntory Museum Exhibit Details
Exhibit Dates and Time:
 Open every day Tuesday, August 1 – Thursday, August 31, 2017 (Closed Aug 6th) – Open 10:00 – 18:00; Friday and Saturday 10:00-20:00 (closed on Tuesdays)
Address: Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3rd floor, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Open days and hours: 

Adult 1,000 yen, college and HS students 800 yen, jr HS and under free
Direct access via underground walkway from Roppongi station on the Hibiya and Oedo Line
Website: http://www.suntory.com/sma/
Stroller and wheelchair accessible

*****Top 10 – Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

Deep Ocean 2017, Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits7. Deep Ocean 2017 Exhibit @ National Museum of Nature and Science – A great exhibit to learn about what is under the water if our big blue globe. There are six zones to this exhibit:  1.Deep Sea, 2. Deep Sea and Living Organism, 3. Deep Sea and Gigantic Disaster,  4. Deep Sea and Resources,  5. Deep Sea and the Global Environment, and 6. Devices to Investigate the Deep Sea.

Deep Ocean 2017 Exhibit @ National Museum of Nature and Science Details
Exhibit Dates and Hours – Saturday, July 1  to October 1, 2017: Open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays); 9:00 – 17:00  (last admittance 16:30); closed 7/18, 9/4, 9/11 and 9/19
Address: 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5777-8600
Admission: Special Exhibit – Adult 1,600 JPY, School Age 600 JPY, Nursery and below free: Permanent exhibits – adults 620 yen, high-school students and below free
Website: Museum website http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/. Exhibit website in Japanese http://shinkai2017.jp/
Access: 5 min. walk from JR Ueno Station (Park Exit),  10 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Hibiya Line Ueno Station, or 10 min. walk from Keisei Line Keisei Ueno Station
Electronic Tickets can be ordered at the following locations 
Seven Ticket(セブンコード:054-614)
Lawson Ticket(Lコード:35555)
Ticket Pia(Pコード:990-951)

******Top 10 – Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

Eric Carl @ Setagaya Museum 8. Eric Carl @ Setagaya Museum  
– If your child is a fan of the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” this exhibit is not to be missed.  Eric  Carle is an American illustrator who has published many children books – the most famous being “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”  This exhibit has over 160 works of his art.

Eric Carl @ Setagaya Museum Details
Exhibit Dates and Hours – Until July 2nd, 2017: Open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays); 10:00 – 18:00
Address: Setagaya Art Museum; 1-2 Kinuta koen, Setagaya-ku, TokyoEric Carl @ Setagaya Museum Phone: 03-5777-8600
Admission: Adult 1,200 JPY, School Age 500 JPY, nursery and below free
Access: 17 min walk from Yoga Station on the Tokyu Den-entoshi Line; or take the bus from Yoga Station to the Setagaya Bijutsukan
Website:  English https://www.setagayaartmuseum.or.jp/index_e.html

*****Top 10 – Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

Craft Gallery for Kids X Adults,The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo9. Craft Gallery for Kids X Adults: Furnishing-Forms to be HAPPY @ The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo  
–  The goal of this exhibit is to expose both children and adults to how crafts can be used in interior design to add character to a room. A room should not only be about the budget, add small touches that create a place that is home.  There will also be various activities and seminars to enjoy with your kids. Right next to the National Museum of Art is the Science Museum so take a lunch and break in the beautiful park next to the museums. One great day.

Craft Gallery for Kids X Adults@The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Details
Exhibit Dates and Hours – Mondays; Open Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 – September 3rd, 2017: 10:00 – 17:00
Address: The National Museum of Modern Art, 3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Phone: 03-5777-8600
Admission: Adult 250 JPY, College 130 JPY,  high school and below FREE
Website:  Exhibit Japanese language only http://www.momat.go.jp/cg/exhibition/choudo_2017/#section1-4; Museum website in English http://www.momat.go.jp/english/

Access: 7 min walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Takebashi Station (Exit 1B), or 10 min walk from the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line/Hanzomon Line/Toei Shinjuku Line Kudanshita Station (Exit 2)
Car and bike parking: There is a large public parking facility next to the museum, and plenty of free bike parking directly to the right of the front door of the museum.


******Top 10 – Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

 Yokohama Triennale 2017 “Islands, Constellations and Galapagos” @ Yokohama Museum of Art , Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits 10. Yokohama Triennale 2017 “Islands, Constellations and Galapagos” @ Yokohama Museum of Art
  – “Islands,” “Constellations,” and “Galapagos” are keywords that trigger thoughts on connectivity and isolation, imagination and creativity, identity and diversity, among others. While the world today is expanding with the globalization, it is being shaken to its foundations by challenges such as conflict, refugees and immigration, and the emergence of protectionism, xenophobia, and populism. The sixth edition of the Yokohama Triennale will contemplate the world in which conflicting concepts and phenomena are intricately intertwined and constantly in flux. Here, in Yokohama, the first port that opened to foreign countries in the late 19th century, we will see how the courage, imagination, and creativity of human beings can be used to derive a new vision and ground design for the future.

Yokohama Triennale 2017 “Islands, Constellations and Galapagos” @ Yokohama Museum of Art Details
Exhibit Dates and Hours –  August 4th, 2017 – November 5th, 2017: 10:00 – 18:00 (closed Aug. 10, 24 / Sep. 14, 28 / Oct. 12, 26)
Address: Yokohama Museum of Art, 3-4-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Phone: 045 221 0300
Admission: Adult 1,800 JPY, College 1,200 JPY,  high school 800 JPY, Junior High and younger free
Access: 3 min walk from Minato Mirai Station (#3 Exit) on the Minato Mirai Line; or 10 min walk from Sakuragicho Station on the JR lines (the Keihin – Tohoku Line and the Negishi Line) and on the Yokohama Municipal Subway
Website: Museum  www.yokohamatriennale.jp   


*****Top 10 – Summer 2017 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits


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