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Top Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

Here are our recommended Top Autumn Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families. Lots of options from popular characters to Japanese art to keep your kids engaged and amused. These exhibits have varying end dates from October – December 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.

Top 10 Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles @ Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits1. Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles @ Mori Art Museum (Now until October 27, 2019)

Berlin-based international artist Shiota Chiharu is known for performances and installations that express the intangible: memories, anxiety, dreams, silence and more. Often arising out of personal experience, her works have enthralled people all over the world and from all walks of life by questioning universal concepts such as identity, boundaries, and existence. Particularly well-known is her series of powerful installations consisting of threads primarily in red and black strung across entire spaces. This will be the largest-ever solo exhibition by Shiota Chiharu. The subtitle “The Soul Trembles” references the artist’s earnest hope to deliver to others soul-trembling experiences derived from nameless emotions.

When: Now until October 27, 2019
Where: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Admission: 1,800 yen, 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
Website: https://www.mori.art.museum/en/exhibitions/shiotachiharu/index.html



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Top 10 Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

2. The Mammoth @ Miraikan (now until November 4, 2019) –

Transcending time, mammoths make a return, as their ‘resurrection’ means the beginning of a new dream and challenge for mankind. Including the Yukagir Mammoth, which generated an enormous interest amongst 7 million enthusiastic fans at the ‘Expo 2005 Aichi Japan,’ recently excavated various rare frozen specimens from the permafrost of the Russian Federation, will also be on show as a world premiere, making it the biggest mammoth exhibition ever.

These mammoths that lived in ancient times, have been uncovered in this modern period from the permafrost. Spinning the future of life sciences through the “Mammoth Resurrection Project,” the long history of the species, which transcends time and space, makes us pose the question, “What is life about?”.

Due to the influence of global warming in recent years, numerous mammoths, a massive land mammal said to have become extinct approximately 4,000 years ago, have been uncovered from the permafrost of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) of the Russian Federation. Unlike typical fossils, the excavated mammoths have been preserved in a frozen state, making them uniquely “fresh” despite being thousands of years old. The head of a frozen Yukagir Mammoth was first exhibited in Japan at the Expo 2005 Aichi Japan, generating an enormous interest. In 2006, the frozen Yukagir Mammoth was exhibited throughout Japan, including at Miraikan. As part of the upcoming exhibition, many other frozen specimens of recently excavated ancient animals will also be premiered, in addition to the famous Yukagir Mammoth.

The Mammoth Details
Exhibit Dates and Times: Now until November 4, 2019 (closed Tuesday, except on July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, October 22, 2019). – 10:00 – 17:00 Daily.
Cost: Adults: 1,800 yen, 18 – 7  years old and under: 1,400 yen, 3-6 years 900 yen *Free admission for preschooler
Website: https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/spexhibition/mammothten/
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 Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

21-21 DESIGN SIGHT “Insects: Models for Design” (July 19 (Fri) - November 4 (Mon), 2019, Top 10 - Summer 2019 Tokyo Family Friendly Museum Exhibits3. 21-21 DESIGN SIGHT “Insects: Models for Design” Now until November 4 (Mon), 2019

Insects are a reflection of the natural world. Although they are always close to us, many facets of their lives remain unknown. Their richness of color, physiological qualities, structures and habits all offer us unseen worlds barely imagined. Insects have evolved over much longer period than humans, and by observing their diversity we will discover new creative possibilities. This exhibition seeks to view the mysterious world of insects as “models for design.”

Insects: Models for Design” @ 21-21 Design Sight Details
Exhibit Dates and Details: (Now until November 4 (Mon), 2019; 10:00 – 19:00 (Entrance until 18:30)
Address: 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Gallery 1 & 2
Cost: General ¥1,200 / 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/program/insects/

Top 10 Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

The Dinosaur Expo 2019 @ National Museum of Nature and Science

4. The Dinosaur Expo 2019 @ National Museum of Nature and Science – If you have a dinosaur lover in your family, the Dinosaur is a thriller. Really dinosaur bones up close and personal. We went a few years ago and the kids loved it. Can’t wait to visit again!
The Dinosaur Expo 2019 @ National Museum of Nature and Science Details
Exhibit Dates and Hours – Now until Sunday, October 14, 2019: Open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays); 9:00 – 17:00  (last admittance 16:30); closed 7/16, 9/2, 9/09 and 9/17, 9/24. 9/30
Address: 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5777-8600
Admission: Special Exhibit – Family ticket for four people 3,400円/[4枚]

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Website: Museum website http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/.
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

Top 10 Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

5. Now, it’s time to play @ Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art (Now until Oct 20, 2019)

This exhibit looks super fun for summer vacation. An exhibition of “play” theme the whole family can enjoy. We explore the relationship between play and art through distinctive artworks, such as a participatory installation of striking game appearance and artworks suggesting the remnants of someone’s play. The artworks, while stimulating children in fun ways with color, shape, texture, sound, and movement, will offer adults hints in how to playfully escape their sense of confinement in contemporary society.

Now, it’s time to play Details
Exhibit Dates and Times:  Now until Sunday, October 20, 2019
Address: 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Admission cost: Adults 1,300 yen, university 900 yen, high and junior high 600 yen, and elementary and under free
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 18:00; closed Monday (if Monday is a national holiday, Museum will be closed instead on Tuesday)
Website: https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/exhibitions/time-to-play/

  • From Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on the Hanzomon Line: 9min. walk from the B2 exit.
  • From Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on the Toei Oedo Line: 13min. walk from the A3 exit.
  • From Kiba Station on the Tozai Line: 15min. walk from the exit 3.
    Or take the Toei Bus bound for “TOKYO SKYTREE Sta.” and get off at “Tokyoto-Gendai-Bijutsukan”
  • From Kikukawa Station on the Shinjuku Line: 15 min. walk from the A4 exit.
    Or take theToei Bus bound for “Shimbashi”, “Fukagawa Shako”or “Kiba Station” and get off at
  • “Tokyoto-Gendai-Bijutsukan”

Top 10 Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

6. 21-21 DESIGN SIGHT “comma” (October 20, 2019 (Sun) – October 27, 2019 (Sun))A pause, a thought, a poem, a connection… These in between human moments in life are what define comma, a new exhibition by Google. A contemplative installation curated by trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, exploring how technology is seamlessly integrated into our homes. These still lifes are composed of everyday objects, calming colours, and textile wall hangings. The exhibition is punctuated by a series of lifestyle moods that when brought together, link into a whole.

“comma” @ 21-21 Design Sight Details:
Exhibit Dates and Details: October 20, 2019 (Sun) – October 27, 2019 (Sun); 10:00 – 19:00 (Entrance until 18:30)
Address: 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Gallery 3
Cost: 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/gallery3/comma/

Top 10 Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

7. Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection (Now until December 15 (Sun), 2019) – An exhibition of Impressionist and Post-impressionist art from the collection of London’s Courtauld Gallery. Founded in 1932 upon a collection built by industrialist Samuel Courtauld, the Courtauld Gallery is at the heart of the Courtauld Institute of Art, the world’s leading center for research into art history and conservation.
The exhibition, drawing from the Institute’s researches, will bring the works to life for viewers with explanation of the artist’s methods as revealed by the artist’s words, circumstances surrounding the works, and scientific investigation. Some 60 carefully selected paintings and sculptures will be featured, including Vincent Van Gogh’s landscape of Arles influenced by Japanese landscapes, Peach Trees in Blossom. Also included will be Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Theatre Box and Edouard Manet A Bar at the Folies-Bergère—works capturing the aura of modern life in late 19th-century Paris—and Gauguin’s Nevermore and Modigliani’s Female Nude, paintings whose secrets have been unlocked by scientific investigation.

When: Now until December 15, 2019; 9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Where: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 8-36 Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Tokyo
Admission: Adults 1,600 yen/ College students 1,300 yen / HS students 800 yen / Seniors 65+ 1,000 yen
Website: https://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/2019_courtauld.html

Top 10 Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

8. Basquiat Exhibition Made in Japan (now until November 17, 2019) – Jean-Michel Basquiat appeared as a comet in the 1980s art scene.

In just 10 years of activity, we left over 3,000 drawings and over 1,000 paintings that incorporate new, concrete elements. The work is not only full of intense energy, as if it tells his own short life, but also based on the trend of modern art in the 20th century, jazz and hip hop, African folklore and race It deals with issues unique to black painters, such as problems. As a result, after his death, his fame increased and he now occupies a firm position as one of the greatest masters of 20th century art.

In this exhibition, Bastchia’s global authority Dieter Buchhart will unveil the wide-ranging ties between Basquiat and Japan and the unknown impact of Japan’s rich history and culture on its creation. This is Japan’s first full-scale exhibition made up of about 130 paintings, objects and drawings from around the world.

When: Now until November 17, 2019
Where: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Admission:General 2,100 yen High school / university student 1,600 yen Elementary / junior high school student 1,100 yen
Website: https://macg.roppongihills.com/jp/exhibitions/basquiat/

Top 10 Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

9. 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

Top Autumn 2019 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families


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