Studio Ghibli Museum
The outside view of the Studio Ghibli museum.
Admission: 1000 yen (discounts for students and groups available)
The Ghibli Museum is home to all of the favorite characters of Studio Ghibli’s films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Monoke, and Spirited Away. The museum features special animation exhibits and exclusive short films.
Among the other exhibits, there is also a giant, stuffed Catbus from the Totoro movie that children can play on.
You can also enjoy the Late Art in the cafe.
Admission: 300 yen
Shitamachi is the name of the artisan and merchant part of old Tokyo. This nostalgic museum has exhibits and reconstructions that show what life was like in Tokyo from the late Meiji to early Showa Periods.
The entrance to the Edo-Tokyo Museum.
Admission: 600 yen
The excellent Edo-Tokyo Museum displays models and life-sized recreations of structures and events to show the daily life of Tokyo during the Edo, Meiji and early Showa periods.
The Edo-Tokyo Museum was founded on March 28,1993,as a facility to preserve the historical heritage of Edo-Tokyo. At the Special exhibition gallery, visitors can enjoy selected exhibits on subjects related to Tokyo’s history and culture, scheduled several times a year.
The museum contains several miniature figurines and dioramas of Edo-period life.
Tokyo National Museum
The grand entrance to one of the buildings of the museum could easily be mistaken for a palace.
Admission: 600 yen
The oldest and largest museum in Japan, this museum is made up of five buildings, each like a separate museum in itself. They house the largest collection of national treasures and important cultural items in the country.
The Tokyo National Museum collects, houses, and displays a comprehensive collection of art works and antiquities from Japan as well as other Asian countries. The museum also conducts research and investigations concerning its collection of books, rubbings, and photographs, related to fine art, and makes these items available to scholars.
Roppongi Art Triangle
The Roppongi Art Triangle is actually three art museums within the area that are situated within walking distance of each other. Visiting all three museums will probably be a day trip in and of itself
MORI MUSEUM OF ART
MORI ART MUSEUM
Admission: Varies by exhibition but usually 1500 yen
Located on the top floors of the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills, this innovative museum hosts changing exhibitions of contemporary art from around the world.
NATIONAL ART CENTER
Admission: Varies by exhibition but usually 1000 yen
Rather than having an own collection, this large governmental art museum hosts various temporary art exhibitions of high profile. Designed by Kurokawa Kisho, the museum was opened in 2007.
SUNTORY MUSEUM OF ART
Admission: Varies by exhibition but usually 1300 yen
The Suntory Museum of Art is located at Tokyo Midtown inside the Galleria Shopping Mall. The museum shows temporary exhibitions of mixed art styles and periods with the overall theme of showing art in everyday life.