Tokyo art museums, art galleries

Tokyo art museums, art galleries and arts organizations, a guide

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  2. Art museums in Tokyo

Arts Initiative, Tokyo
A not for profit contemporary art platform with a range of programmes and events in Tokyo, it is the first initiative of its kind to be set up in Tokyo, where the situation for contemporary art is changing dramatically.

3331 Arts Chiyoda
A Contemporary Arts Hub for Cross-disciplinary, Cross-community and Cross-regional Exchange.
Set in the corner of Akihabara, on the renovated site of the former Rensei Junior High School, this unique creative hub sets out to nurture a new approach to the arts while connecting different communities and cultures, providing a network between Tokyo, Japan’s regions and East Asia, in the promotion of an expanding new vision.

Design Festa
A freestyle International Art Event open to artists from all over the world, both professional and non-professional, to exhibit their creative talent. Design Festa is the biggest art event in Japan, with approximately 46,000 visitors and 5,500 exhibitors.

10 of the best contemporary art galleries in Tokyo. The Guardian

Tokyo attractions, events, facts and images.

Galleries in Tokyo *

Tokyo’s Must-Visit Contemporary Art Galleries. Culture Trip

The gallery works with up-and-coming artists from across Japan and around the world.

Art Front Gallery
International and Japanese art gallery, and office for various projects related to contemporary art.

Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT)
A not-for-profit contemporary art organization, made up of curators and art organizers.

Contemporary Art Factory
Supporting and promoting a wide variety of projects (painting, photography, video, installations as well as lectures, performances and concerts).

DNP Galleries
Galleries of the Dai Nippon Printing Co.

Gallery éf
A gallery for contemporary art with a café and a bar.

Gallery Side 2
International and Japanese contemporary art.

Hiromi Yoshii
Gallery for Japanese and international contemporary art.

Koyanagi Gallery
Contemporary international and Japanese art.

Misako & Rosen

Mizuma Art Gallery


New Tokyo Contemporaries

NTT InterCommunication Centre
Encouraging the dialogue between technology and the arts.

Ota Fine Arts
Gallery for contemporary Japanese art.

P3 art and environment
Research and production institute engaged in the field of art and the environment.

Scai the Bathhouse
Gallery for contemporary art from Japan and abroad.

Contemporary Japanese and international art.

Taka Ishii Gallery
International and Japanese contemporary art.

Take Ninagawa

Tokyo Gallery
Focus on contemporary Chinese, Japanese and Korean art.

Tomio Koyama Gallery
International and Japanese contemporary art.

21_21 Design Sight

3331 Arts Chiyoda


Yamamoto Gendai
Gallery for contemporary Japanese and international art.

Youkobo Art Space
Art gallery, artists studios, and Artist-in-Residence Program. Offers local and international artists the opportunity to live and work in central Tokyo, investigating urban issues in a contemporary Japanese setting.

ICC online 
The “InterCommunication Center [ICC] is an innovative cultural facility in Tokyo Opera City Tower in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, which was established on April 19, 1997”. The Gallery is one of the largest in Tokyo.

Art museums in Tokyo *

A daily updated web magazine, providing information on cultural events, including a visual arts section.

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Mori Art Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art

The National Art Center, Tokyo

National Museum of Modern Art

National Museum of Western Art

Nezu Institute of Fine Arts

Setagaya Art Museum

Tokyo National Museum
Fine and applied arts from Japan and other countries and regions of Asia, including China and Central Asia, Korea, India and Southeast Asia, Egypt and West Asia.

Tokyo Avant-garde, contemporary art from Tokyo.
Essays, galleries. AssemblyLanguage

Tokyo National University Fine Arts Museum

Metropolis, Tokyo. An English-language Japanese magazine.