Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Uenokoen: Hours, Address, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Reviews: 4/5

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.

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Robert E
Springfield, VA298 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The special exhibit was the well-known Gustave Klimt. I'd seen quite a few of his works before but this was extensive and very educational about his history and philosophy. Not all of his well-known paintings were on exhibit but quite a lot of stuff I didn't even know about, such as the fact that he painted a lot of landscapes, were so interesting. In addition to the special exhibit, there is a also a large section on the ground floor devoted to modern Japanese artists. I've never heard of them and there were no translations, everything written in Japanese, but there was a lot of very interesting art, with some western perspectives albeit still of Japanese or of Japan.
Written 21 May 2019
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D13O
The Hague, The Netherlands205 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Been here 4 times, they never disappoint. This time there was a Klimmt exhibition, which was very busy but definitely worth it. They always try to find a link with Japan is there is one, which adds depth. Be prepared for the crowds though and if you don't think the Japanse can be rude, come here on a busy day.
Written 13 May 2019
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SeeMoreLiveMore
Singapore, Singapore526 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Couples
I was visiting Ueno Park and discovered one of the museums here - this one - was having an Edvard Munch exhibition. Paid for a rather expensive ticket, went to the exhibition and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Not sure about the regular exhibits as I did not visit them.
Written 24 December 2018
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,386 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Friends
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is one of several spots to include on a day visit to Ueno Park. It has five galleries dedicated to Japanese art and a sixth for special exhibitions including the current Munch retrospective and in the past, Brueghel and Van Gogh exhibitions. Be sure to check the closing days for the museum which get complicated other than the standard closing on Monday. Ueno Park is one of three must-see places in Tokyo together with the Imperial Palace and Asakusa. It is crowded with visitors and Japanese alike and worth a day's investment in the museums, pond, shrines and zoo(panda!). Easily accessible with a stop on JR's Yamanote Line
Written 21 December 2018
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naihpos
Singapore, Singapore1,999 contributions
Nov. 2018 • Solo
Did not visit the exhibition, only visited the museum shop, they are selling Munch-related exhibition items. The queue to see the exhibition was super long! Arrive there early!
Written 24 November 2018
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ArataTa
Ryugasaki, Japan219 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Couples
I just only knew The Scream of his painting but the is my first time to see and know he has many paintings. Museum itslef is well organized easy to find the entrance. Morning time is less people to see.
Written 1 November 2018
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,223 contributions
Apr. 2018 • Couples
The "museum hill" in Tokyo is a real experience in itself--the place is mobbed on a holiday (which is when we were there). By all means, take a cab there/back because the subway is hopelessly packed--so full it was actually funny (in a sad sort of way) to see all the passengers packed into the cars. Although we were told the subway system is good (but a bit confusing) we never did give it a try because of our limited time in Tokyo. We found the cabs to be so much more civilized! By the way, most of them take credit cards--unlike so many other places in Japan that only want Yen.

The museum is a beautiful building that is easy to find when you get to the hill. Sad to say, the museum only has rotating exhibitions. We like a museum to have a collection of its own to get a sense for what their staff is able to collect assemble. It is also good to have the permanent collection as a fall back if the exhibition is not "up to snuff" or too crowded at the time you are there. NOT the case here. Make certain you read the reviews of the exhibition to make certain it is in your interest sphere!
Written 22 August 2018
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japanguide
Tokyo, Japan500 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
This is in Ueno Park and close to Ueno Zoo.
Most of its collection was moved to Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in Kiba Park.
It might be right to call it an art center, which leases its rooms or galleries to art groups or schools in Tokyo and which plans its special exhibitions.
I often visit this, and I think Its special exhibitions are usually interesting and rich.
Today's exhibition was Foujita: A Retrospective - Commemorating the 50th anniversary of his Death.
Check it up and enjoy!
Written 20 August 2018
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MWandAW
North Sydney, Australia3,592 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Art Museum to see local artists work and found a Group Show of Contemporary Artists. This exhibition was divided up into rooms from the prizewinners, the runners up, the hard workers who got hung and didn't get a prize, and the rest. We saw many people taking photos, so we did the same. The prize winners were inspirational, though from my view, they were the ones who filled their works with everything they could think of, till there wasn't any space left. While 'the rest' were content to choose just one thing to paint. There were definitely a wide range of styles and subjects and the exhibition was mind blowing. We had chosen not to visit the main masters exhibition because of the sheer numbers of people streaming into the museum. I would suggest that you identify the type of art you are seeking prior to visiting the gallery to save time and energy. A visit is highly recommended.
Written 29 June 2018
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Hasan Arif
Dhaka City, Bangladesh189 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Family
Another of the numerous museums of Ueno, Tokyo. It regularly organizes excellent exhibitions of world famous artists.
Written 19 June 2018
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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm