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Winter 2017-2018 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

Here are our recommended Winter 2017-2018 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families. Enjoy these great Tokyo museum exhibitions then bundle up and head out to see the illuminations. Lots of options from popular characters to animals and art to keep your kids engaged and amused while learning a bit about art and science. There are seven exhibits listed with varying end dates from December 2017 – April 2018. 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.

Winter 2017-2018 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

Winter 2017-2018 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

1. Move! into the Wild Life @ Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) – November 29, 2017 – April 8, 2018

“This exhibit is a bold new effort to let visitors experience the unique survival secrets of creatures by actually “becoming” one themselves. Visitors will discover how humans can sustain a harmonious relationship with other living creatures by experiencing life from their perspective.” Become a basilisk lizard and run on water, dress up as a penguin and slide into a sharks mouth, dress up as butterflies and bugs, and much more. Also note a life-like Dinosaur roars and roams the floor at 11:30~/13:30~/15:30 for 15-20 minutes at a time on certain days. Please view the dinosaur schedule here http://zukan-move.kodansha.co.jp/nareru/special/

While you`re there visit our Odaiba attractions and restaurant recommendations.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – Sunday, April 8, 2018
Address: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064
Hours: 10:00-17:00(admission ends 30 min. before hall closing)
Admission cost: Adult (Ages 19 & over) 1,900 JPY; Junior (Ages 7 to ages 18) 1,300 JPY; Child (Ages 4 to ages 6) 1,000 JPY.
Closed: Tuesdays (except open 12/26,1/2,3/20,3/27,4/3), New Year’s Holidays(12/28 – 1/1)
Access: Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Yurikamome(Shimbashi-Toyosu); 5 minutes from “Funeno-Kagakukan station”;  4 minutes from “Telecom Center station”; Tokyo Waterfront area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line(Shin-kibaOhsaki); 15 minutes  from “Tokyo Teleport station”; Tokyo Metropolitan(Toei) bus; 1 minute from “Nippon Kagaku Miraikan Mae”.
Website: http://zukan-move.kodansha.co.jp/

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Winter 2017-2018 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families

2. The Doraemon Exhibition 2017 @ The Mori Arts Center Gallery November 1, 2017 – January 8, 2018 – Doraemon, a talented robotic cat, is one of Japan`s longest-lasting cartoon characters. Visit the Mori Arts Center Gallery to view original Doraemon-themed art, sculptures, photos and media by an all-star cast of Japanese artists. There is also a cafe with Doraemon inspired meals and goods.

The Doraemon Exhibition 2017 Tokyo Details
Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Monday (Holiday), January 8, 2018
Address: Mori Arts Center Gallery 52F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (Until 17:00 on Tuesdays) *Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Admission cost: Adult 1800 JPY, Junior high to high school students 1400 JPY, 4 years to elementary school aged students 800 JPY.
Access: Direct connection from Exit 1C of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (direct link to concourse); 4 minute walk from Exit 3 of Roppongi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line; 5 minute walk from Exit 7 of Azabu-Juban Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line; 8 minute walk from Exit 4 of Azabu-Juban Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.
Websitehttp://thedoraemontentokyo2017.jp/english.html

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3. Leandro Erlich: “Seeing and Believing” Exhibit – November 11, 2017 – April 1, 2018 – “An Argentinian contemporary artist of global repute, Leandro Erlich is perhaps best known in Japan as the creator of The Swimming Pool, a permanent installation at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
From massive installations to videos, Erlich’s works employ optical illusions and sound effects to shake up our notions of common sense. Though what the audience sees may at first glance seem familiar, on closer inspection it proves to be a surprising, unsettling deviation from the usual, in the form of, for example, a boat floating in the absence of water, or people sticking to the wall in various poses. Viewers begin to doubt whether what they see is actually reality, and notice just how much unconscious habit influences the way they look at things.
Covering the entire 25 years of Erlich’s career to date, “Leandro Erlich: Seeing and Believing” will be the largest-ever exhibition devoted to the work of this fascinating artist. Of the 44 works on display, 80 percent will be making their Japanese debut. Through Erlich’s works, we will realize by ridding of our inertia, habit, preconceived notions, and received wisdom that the visible is not all there is to reality, and experience for ourselves, with our newly unclouded vision, the advent of a new kind of world.”

While you`re out check our other recommended attractions and restaurants around Roppongi and Midtown.

Leandro Erlich: Seeing and Believing Details
Exhibit Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Sunday, April 1, 2018
Address: 53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Sunday 10:00-22:00 (Last Admission: 21:30); Tuesdays 10:00-17:00(Last Admission: 16:30).
Admission cost: Adult 1,800 JPY; University / High school student 1,200 JPY; Child (Age 4 up to Junior high school student) 600 JPY; Senior (Ages 65 & over) 1,500 yen
Access: Direct connection from Exit 1C of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (direct link to concourse); 4 minute walk from Exit 3 of Roppongi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line; 5 minute walk from Exit 7 of Azabu-Juban Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line; 8 minute walk from Exit 4 of Azabu-Juban Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.
Website (in English)http://www.mori.art.museum/en/exhibitions/LeandroErlich2017/

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Otto Nebel and his contemporaries - Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee @ Bunkamura Museum of Art4. Otto Nebel and his contemporaries – Chagall, Kandinsky, Klee @ Bunkamura Museum of Art Until December 17, 2017 German painter Otto Nebel (1892–1973), best known for his abstract paintings wan an unappreciated artist while living. However, we are lucky in Tokyo to be able to view the first retrospect of his work in Japan. Bebel was inspired by his great friends Kandinsky, Klee and others of the Bauhaus movement. The exhibit is interesting for kids because it shows how one artist can paint using many styles and subject matter. A great exhibit to discuss with kids how there is no “right” way to make art, just want is in your own heart. Check out our other recommended attractions and restaurants around Bunkamura (Shibuya and Harajuku/JingueMae )

Bunkamura Museum of Art Details
Exhibit Dates: Until December 17, 2017Fall 2017 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families
Address: 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 10:00 To 18:00 (Fridays close at 21:00, Saturdays close at 21:00)
Admission cost: Adults 1,500 JPY, University, and High School Students 1,000 JPY, Junior School and Elementary School Students: 700 JPY.
Access: 7 minute walk from Shibuya Station
Website (in English): http://www.bunkamura.co.jp/english/museum/20171007.html

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Snoopy Museum Tokyo, Best Living Japan

5. Love is Wonderful, Snoopy Museum Tokyo (Roppongi) –  Now till April 8th, 2018 (Sun)  – 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.

Love is Wonderful exhibit – In the comic strip Peanuts, there are various ‘love episodes’ that makes one’s heart excited. Charlie Brown lets out a sigh with the Little Red Haired Girl in front of him, and the crabby Lucy thinks of Shroeder wholeheartedly. Even Snoopy has a bitter experience where his brother Spike runs off with Snoopy’s bride-to-be just before their wedding. You will be able to enjoy a dramatic atmosphere in the upcoming exhibition, where there will be about 80 original comic strips and original animation introducing the many ‘love episodes’ in Peanuts.

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Snoopy Museum Tokyo Details
Exhibit Dates: October 7th, 2017 (Sat) – April 8th, 2018 (Sun)
Address: Roppongi 5-6-20, Minato-ku,Tokyo
Hours: 10:00 to 20:00 (admission until 19:30) Open 7 days a week
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/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snoopymuseumtokyo/
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Fall 2017 Tokyo Museum Exhibits for Families6. Beautiful Rice @ Miraikan (Odaiba) – Now till January 8 (Mon), 2018 What can we do now in order to continue eating delicious rice tomorrow, in the next 100, and in the next 1,000 years? This exhibition explores the choices that we should make, and how we should use cutting-edge science and technology, taking into consideration the characteristics of the “Tsunagari system” (= A cyclical system that integrates animals, plants, and human beings), which has been developed over several thousands of years in rice paddies across Asia, and of modern agriculture with its high levels of productivity. This temporary exhibition embodies our hopes for lasting and sustained abundance of food for the people on Earth and seeks to sow the seeds for the future.

Check out our other recommended attractions and restaurants around Odaiba.

Moon Festival Miraikan Details
Dates: Now till Monday, January 8, 2018
Time of event: 10:00 – 17:00 Daily. Closed on Tuesday, unless National holiday
Cost: Standard admission – Adults: 620 JPY, 18 – 4 years 210 JPY  *Free admission for preschooler
Website: http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/event/1707201221694.html
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”
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7. “10th Anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo – TADAO ANDO : ENDEAVORS” @ The National Art Center, Tokyo How did this exceptional architect develop his exquisite sensibility and great ability to take action? What is the source of his energy? This section lays out the history of Tadao Ando’s activities through a presentation showcasing travel sketches he made before he became an architect and the designs of his atelier, which he reworked through a series of renovations. A part of his personal workspace has been recreated at full scale as it appears today to provide a glimpse into the everyday life of the architect. For more content of the exhibit check here. http://www.tadao-ando.com/exhibition2017/contents/

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Dates: Now till Monday, December 18, 2017  *Closed on Tuesdays;  Open from 10:00 – 18:00 (Friday night open until 20:00)
Address: Kokuritsu-Shin-Bijutsukan, The National Art Center, Tokyo  7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo
Phone: 03-5777-8600
Cost: Adults 1,500 JPY, College students 1,200 yen, High School Students 800 yen
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:  http://www.tadao-ando.com/exhibition2017/outline/

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