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Top Spring 2019 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

Here are our recommended Top Spring 2019 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits. Lots of options from popular characters to Japanese art to keep your kids engaged and amused. These six exhibits have varying end dates from March – June 2019. 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. Also if you are a museum and attraction lover, we highly recommend you invest in the Tokyo Grutto Pass 2019 which gives Free or discounted entrance to 95 Tokyo area activities.

Top Spring 2019 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits

Winnie-the-Pooh Exhibit @ Bunkamura Museum (Shibuya)

1. Winnie-the-Pooh Exhibit @ Bunkamura Museum (Shibuya) – If you love Pooh or have a budding illustrator in your family, I highly recommend you visit the Winnie-the-Pooh exhibit. I went last week, and it was lovely. Small but a full history of Winnie. I grew up on Winnie, so it was fascinating the learn about the back stories on both the stories and the creative execution. If you haven’t read Pooh in a while, I recommend this book of some of my favorite stories. Read with your kids before visiting.
Address:2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-8507
Dates and Open hours: Now until Sunday, April 4, 2019 ; 10:00 – 18:00 weekdays and 10:00 – 21:00 weekends
Cost: Adults 1,500 JPY, High Schoolers 900 JPY, Junior High Schoolers & Elementary 600 JPY
Access: 5 min walk from Shibuya station (google map)
Website: https://www.bunkamura.co.jp/museum/exhibition/19_pooh/
2. Mori Art Museum (Roppongi Hills) – Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions Japanese Contemporary Art Here and Now! (now until May 26, 2019)
Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions will take a close-up look at “connexions” revealed via contemporary artistic expression. An era such as ours, characterized by the fast-paced development of information, communication and myriad other technologies at an accelerating pace, also brings with it new problems. Though there is greater recognition of diverse values, “divisions” of various sorts are also becoming increasingly apparent – as seen in the problem of the internet, or more particularly in the realm of social media – which by rights ought to foster openness, conversely reinforcing opinions and perceptions of a similar nature; conflict sparked by political bias; and ever-growing economic disparity.
Exhibit Dates: Now until May 26, 2019; Open everyday
Address: Roppongi Hills, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Everyday 10:00 – 22:00 (Tuesday closes at 17:00)
Cost: Adult 1,800 yen; University / Highschool student 1,200 yen; Child (Age 4 up to Junior highschool student) 600 yen;
Senior (Ages 65 & over) 1,500 yen
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3. 21-21 DESIGN SIGHT “Sense of Humor” (Now until June 30, 2019)– To Asaba, who has encountered many people and things in his journeys around the world, humor is one of the most important senses in communication.

Asaba has spent years tickling the minds of people in his work as a graphic designer, and in directing this exhibition, he has gathered documents and found objects that have inspired him, along with the works of designers and artists who share his sense of humor and put them under a single roof.

From the valuable things, to that whose value has yet to be found, from the manmade to that which nature gave birth to, this exhibition aims to show that we can rediscover the humor that surrounds us in our day-to-day lives, by looking at shapes and expressions of humor from across ages and borders. The sense of humor could be called part of the essence of communication that is vital for design and creativity.

Sense of Humor @ 21-21 Design Sight Details
Exhibit Dates and Details: Now until June 30, 2019 (closed Tuesday); 10:00 – 19:00 (Entrance until 18:30)
Address: 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Gallery 1 & 2
Cost: General ¥1,100 / University Students ¥800 / High School Students ¥500 / Junior High School Students 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/

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4 .MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM teamLab Borderless (Odaiba)reserved tickets are necessary

MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM teamLab Borderless Details
Exhibit Dates and Times: Opened June 21st, 2018 – permanent exhibit
Address: Odaiba Palette Town, 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hours: Weekdays 10:00 – 19:00 Sun, Sat & Holiday 10:00 – 21:00
Access: 5 min walk from Tokyo Teleport Station (Rinkai Line) and Aomi Station (Yurikamome Line). Car parking also available in Palette Town parking.
Admission cost: Tickets must be ordered online. Adults 15 and over 3,200 JPY; Child between 4-14  1,000 JPY. Buy tickets

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5. The 60th Anniversary of the NMWA Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism @ The National Museum of Western Art – Now until Sunday, 19 May 2019 – The Main Building of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo was designed by Le Corbusier (1887-1965), one of the 20th century’s greatest architects. The building was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2016 as one of the selected works worldwide that comprise “The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement.” This exhibition, commemorating the NMWA’s 60th anniversary, focuses on the period when the young Swiss-born architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier) settled in Paris , the capital of modern art, and promoted a movement called Purism. It considers his almost decade-long work in such diverse areas as painting, architecture, urban planning, publishing and interior design.

This exhibition presents approximately 100 artworks by Le Corbusier and his fellow artists, supplemented with such diverse materials as architectural models, publications and films. It will provide a unique opportunity to experience the spirit of the modern age that Le Corbusier sought to express, all set within a museum building of his own design.

NMWA Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism Exhibit Details
Exhibit Dates and Times: Now until Sunday, 19 May 2019 – Closed Mondays unless a National Holiday, then closed on Tuesday
Open 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 am – 8:00 pm; Admission ends 30 mins. before closing time. CLOSED Mondays except 25 March, 29 April and 6 May 2019. Closed on Tuesday, 7 May 2019.
Cost: Adults: 1,600 yen, College 1,200, High School 800, Junior High and younger free
Website: http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/exhibitions/2019lecorbusier.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.

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6. Miraikan “Under Construction” Exhibit (Odaiba) – If you have a kids who loves construction equipment and trucks, I highly recommend you visit the new exhibit a the Miraikan in Odaiba.

This exhibit will allow visitors to experience the three processes of construction that include land preparation, construction, and demolition. They’ll be able to see actual examples of the latest construction equipment such as bulldozers, and parts from a jumbo-sized crane used for demolition featuring a driver’s seat, and a hydraulic shovel. Visitors will be able to feel the power of this heavy machinery and experience the world of construction. The exhibit will also highlight examples of technologies being developed based or new materials such as carbon fiber.

As well as an all-star lineup of heavy machinery, this exhibit will also introduce you to the very latest in civil engineering technologies. It’s designed to be fun for anyone, from small children through to adults.

Under Construction Exhibit Details:
Exhibit Dates and Times: Now until May 19, 2019
Cost: Adult (ages 19 and over):1,600yen; Junior (Elementary student to ages 18):1,000yen; Child (Preschoolers of ages 3 and older):500yen

Address: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo (near Odaiba)
Phone: 03-3570-9188
Hours: Wednesday – Monday 10:00 – 17:00. Closed on Tuesday (Open on 3/26, 4/2, 4/30)
Access: 5 min walk from the Fune-no Kagakukan station on the Yurikamome Line; 15 min walk from the Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line
Website: https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/spexhibition/kojichu/
Notes: The facility is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Park is located under the museum. There is a cafe in the museum.

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  1. Hello, can you please recommend a good hotel close enough to Sony museum, lego discovery centre, digital art museum ? Budget around USD250 per night ok for me and two kids (9 and 13). I want to travel by taxi, not train. If you know an anglophone tour guide will be even better. We plan to arrive in Tokyo next week.
    Thank you
    Angela

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