The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Travel Guide - The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo


The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) introduces the history of modern Japanese art by featuring the creations from the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) onwards.

The museum has a huge collection of 12,000 art works such as paintings, sculptures, prints, calligraphies, plastic arts, etc.
Over two hundreds of them are picked up every few months and displayed as a regular exhibition.
In addition to the regular exhibition, the museum frequently holds a variety of special exhibitions on an international scale.
It is worth checking to see if any special exhibitions are being held.

The admission ticket for MOMAT also gives you free admission to the Crafts Gallery of the museum on the same day (Hold on to the stub).

Opening Hours

  • 10:00 – 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • 10:00 – 20:00 (Fridays) *admission until 30 minutes before closing


  • Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
  • New Year’s holidays

Access / Public Transport

  • 3 minutes walk from Takebashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line (T08)

Address / Location

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