List of museums in Tokyo

The following is a list of museums and art galleries in Tokyo.

Museum Name Image District or Ward Type Summary
Amuse MuseumAsakusaTextile ArtJapanese Textile Culture and Ukiyo-e Art Museum
Ancient Orient MuseumIkebukuroArtArtifacts of the ancient Near East and Central Asia
Asakura Museum of SculptureTaitōArtMuseum preserving the home and studio of sculptor Fumio Asakura (1883-1964)
Banknote and Postage Stamp MuseumShinjukuNumismaticwebsite in Japanese, information
Beer Museum YebisuShibuyaFoodwebsite, history, science and culture of beer
Bicycle Culture CenterChiyodaTransportwebsite
Bridgestone Museum of ArtChūōArtIncludes Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and twentieth-century art, Ancient Greek ceramics
BunkamuraShibuyaArtConcert hall, theater and art gallery
Bunka Gakuen Costume MuseumShibuyaFashionwebsite, historical costumes and costume-related crafts from around the world
Bunkyo Historical MuseumBunkyōHistorywebsite in Japanese, information, history and culture
Center of the Tokyo Raids and War DamageKotoHistoryInformation and artifacts regarding the bombing of Tokyo
Currency Museum of the Bank of JapanChūōNumismaticJapanese currency
Daimaru MuseumChiyodaArtwebsite in Japanese, information
Daimyo Clock MuseumTaitōHorologyinformation, information, website in Japanese
Earthquake Learning CenterMeguroScienceinformation, information
Edo-Tokyo MuseumRyōgokuHistoryHistory of Tokyo
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural MuseumKoganeiOpen airHistoric Japanese buildings.
Eisei Bunko MuseumBunkyōArtFine art and historical documents
Emperor Showa Memorial MuseumTachikawaBiographicalwebsite, located in Showa Memorial Park (also known as Showa Kinen Park), life and memorabilia of Emperor Hirohito and his wife Empress Kōjun
Exhibition Hall of the Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of JapanMinato-kuDiplomatic archivesMuseum website
Fukagawa-Edo MuseumKōtōHistoryinformation, miniature reproduction of downtown Edo
Gas Science Museum, TokyoKodairaIndustrywebsite in Japanese, information, information, gas appliances and technology
Ghibli MuseumMitakaArtAnimation work of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli
Gotoh MuseumSetagayaArtClassical Japanese and Chinese art
Hara Museum of Contemporary ArtShinagawaArtMedia includes art, design, architecture, music and dance
Hasegawa Machiko Art MuseumSetagayaArtComic strip works by Hasegawa Machiko, who drew the comic strip Sazae-san
Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine ArtMinatoArtChinese, Korean and Japanese art related to tea drinking
House of ShiseidoChūōFashionwebsite, information, history of Shiseido cosmetic products
Ichiyo Memorial MuseumTaito, TokyoLiterature
Idemitsu Museum of ArtsMarunouchiArtFeatures a collection of Japanese painting and calligraphy, and East Asian ceramics
Industrial Safety Museum & TheaterMinatoIndustrywebsite
Itabashi Ward Public Ecopolis CenterMarunouchiScienceinformation
JAXA iChiyodaSciencewebsite, aerospace science, operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Japan Football MuseumBunkyōSportswebsite, information, soccer in Japan
Japanese Baseball Hall of FameBunkyōSports
Japanese Folk Crafts MuseumMeguroArtAlso known as Mingeikan Museum, Japanese folk crafts and from China, Korea, England, Africa and elsewhere
Japanese Sword MuseumShibuyaMilitaryArt of Japanese sword
JCII Camera MuseumChiyodaTechnologywebsite, cameras, photography and film
Kanto Earthquake Disaster Memorial MuseumSumidaHistoryinformation
Katsushika City MuseumKatsushikaSciencewebsite, also local history and astronomy
Katsushika Shibamata Tora-san MuseumKatsushikaHistoryinformation,
Kinunomichi MuseumHachiōjiHistoryinformation in Japanese, video, history of the silk trade and silk road
Kite Museum (Tokyo)ChūōSportswebsite, Japanese and Asian kites
Kobo GalleryChūōArt
Kodansha Noma Memorial MuseumBunkyōArtArt and cultural treasures
Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art MuseumKodairaArtHome, studio, and gallery of sculptor Hirakushi Denchū (1872-1979)
Koishikawa Annex, The University Museum, The University of TokyoBunkyōNatural historyResearch museum only
Kokugakuin University MuseumShibuyaShinto, History, ArchaeologyThis Museum was founded with the goals of gathering and preserving cultural artifacts necessary to the study of Japanese culture, conducting and publicizing research, and engaging in collaborative educational and research activities within the context of Kokugakuin University and beyond. The permanent exhibition includes exhibits detailing the history of the university and the academic resource archive as well as archaeological research into the history of the Japanese archipelago.
Koishikawa Ukiyo-e Art MuseumBunkyōArtUkiyo-e paintings
Kyodo no moriFuchūOpen air
Matsuoka Museum of ArtShirokanedaiArtwebsite, description of collections
Meguro Museum of ArtMeguroArtJapanese modern and contemporary art, as well as international artists
Meguro Parasitological MuseumMeguroMedicalwebsite
Meiji Jingu Treasure MuseumShibuyaArtwebsite, items used by household of Emperor Meiji
Meiji University MuseumChiyodaMultiplewebsite in Japanese, information, three departments: handcrafts, criminology, archaeology
Michio Miyagi Memorial HallShinjukuMusicLife and works of musician Michio Miyagi
Min-On Music MuseumShinjukuMusicwebsite in Japanese, information
MiraikanOdaibaScienceNational Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Mitsui Memorial MuseumChūōArtJapanese and Asian art and decorative arts
Mitsuo Aida MuseumChūōArtwebsite, works of calligrapher poet Mitsuo Aida
Mitsubishi Ichigokan MuseumMarunouchiArtFocus is 19th-century Western art
Mori Art MuseumRoppongiArtContemporary art
Musée TomoMinatoArtContemporary Japanese ceramic art
Museum of Advertising and MarketingShiodomeSciencewebsite, also known as Advertising Museum Tokyo, history of advertising in Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art TokyoKōtōArtIn Kiba
Museum of LogisticsMinatoTransportationwebsite in Japanese, information
Museum of Maritime ScienceOdaibaMaritimeJapanese boats, the Navy, shipping, fishing, sailing, maritime recreation, ship design and building, marine environment
Museum of the Imperial CollectionsChiyodaArtChanging exhibition of a part of the imperial household treasures
Nakagawa Funabansho Barge Museum Koto History Replica of the Nakagawa Waterway Station, which regulated trade and travel of Edo-era canals. website, information
NHK Museum of BroadcastingMinatoMediawebsite, history of broadcasting in Japan
NTT InterCommunication CenterShinjukuArtMedia art
National Art CenterRoppongiArt20th-century painting and modern art
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan - Observatory History MuseumMitakaScienceAstronomy
National Hansen's Disease MuseumHigashimurayamaScienceHistory of Hansen's disease (leprosy) in Japan and its effects on its sufferers
National Museum of Nature and ScienceUenoNatural historyNatural history and interactive science exhibits
National Museum of Modern ArtChiyodaArt
National Museum of Western ArtUenoArtArt from the Western tradition
National Showa Memorial MuseumChiyodaHistoryAlso known as Showakan, lifestyle of the Japanese people during the Shōwa period, mostly during and post World War II, located in Kudanshita
New Otani Art MuseumChiyodaArtModern art from France and Japan
Nezu MuseumMinatoArtJapanese and other Asian pre-modern arts, including arts related to tea
O Art MuseumŌsakiArtwebsite
Okura ShukokanMinatoArtwebsite, Japanese and Asian art
Ota Memorial Museum of ArtShibuyaArtUkiyo-e (Japanese woodblock print)
Orugoru no Chiisana HakubutsukanBunkyōMusicMechanical musical instruments (permanently closed); website
Paper MuseumKitaIndustrywebsite, paper industry, history and uses of paper
Pen Station, TokyoChuoWriting Instrumentswebsite, history of writing instruments, in particular Pilot pens
Philatelic Museum, TokyoToshimaPhilatelywebsite, postage stamps
Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports MuseumShinjukuSportswebsite
Princess Gallery Handbag MuseumTaitōFashionwebsite in Japanese, information, history of handbags in Japan and bags from around the world
Printing Museum, TokyoBunkyōMediaHistory and techniques of printing as a form of communication
Rainbow Sewer MuseumOdaibaSciencewebsite in Japanese, information, structure of Tokyo's drainage system
Ridai Museum of Modern ScienceShinjukuScienceinformation, part of the Tokyo University of Science, history of the University, calculators and computers and Japan
Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo MuseumSumidaSportswebsite
Safety Promotion CenterŌtaAerospaceAviation safety, open by reservation
Science Museum, TokyoChiyodaSciencewebsite
Sekine Kunen Shodo MuseumTaitōArtinformation, calligraphy
Setagaya Art MuseumSetagayaArt
Setagaya Museum of HistorySetagayaHistoryinformation, information, local history
Shinjuku Historical MuseumShinjukuHistorywebsite in Japanese, information, local history
Shitamachi MuseumUenoHistoryTraditional culture of Tokyo's Shitamachi
Shoto Museum of ArtShibuyaArtwebsite, local art, paintings, sculpture and craft
Sompo Japan Museum of ArtShinjukuArtwebsite
Space Space GalleryKomaeArtwebsite
Suginami Animation MuseumSuginamiArtwebsite
Suginami Historical MuseumSuginamiHistoryinformation, local history and culture
Suginami Science MuseumSuginamiSciencewebsite (in Japanese)
Sugino Costume MuseumShinagawaFashionwebsite in French
Sumida Heritage MuseumSumidaHistorywebsite in Japanese, information, local history
Suntory Museum of ArtAkasakaArtwebsite
Tei-ParkChiyodaMediawebsite, information and telecommunications, postal history, insurance
TeNQBunkyoSciencewebsite, Space museum
TEPCO Electric Energy MuseumShibuyaSciencewebsite, information, electricity, operated by TEPCO
Tobacco and Salt MuseumSumidaIndustrywebsite, uses of tobacco and salt throughout history
Tobu Museum of Transport & CultureSumidaRailway
Toei Animation GalleryNerimaArtinformation
Tokyo Fire MuseumShinjukuFirefightinginformation, website in Japanese
Tokyo Fuji Art MuseumHachiōjiArtwebsite, includes paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics and lacquerware, armor, swords and medallions
Tokyo Hongo Ceramics MuseumBunkyōArtinformation, history and culture
Tokyo Metropolitan Art MuseumUenoArt
Tokyo Metropolitan TheatreToshimaArtConcert hall with exhibition gallery
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of PhotographyMeguroArt
Tokyo Metropolitan Police MuseumChūōLaw enforcementinformation, website in Japanese
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art MuseumMinatoArtArt Deco house with changing exhibits
Tokyo Metropolitan Water Science MuseumKōtōScienceinformation
Tokyo National MuseumUenoArtArt works and archaeological objects of Asia, focusing on Japan
Tokyo Metro MuseumEdogawaTransportationOfficial website
Tokyo Waterworks Historical MuseumBunkyōScienceinformation, information, Tokyo's water supply system
Ueno Royal MuseumUenoArtinformation, website in Japanese
University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the ArtsUenoArtwebsite
Waseda University Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre MuseumShinjukuTheaterHistory of drama
Watari Museum of Contemporary ArtShibuyaArt
Yamatane MuseumShibuyaArtnihonga style of Japanese watercolor painting
YūshūkanChiyodaMilitaryJapanese war casualties and military activity from the start of the Meiji Restoration to the end of the Pacific War
Zoshigaya Missionary MuseumToshimaHistoric house

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