Tokyo Photographic Art Museum2.0
"The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum" is the Japan's only public museum specializing in photography and moving images. It opened in Yebisu Garden Place in January 1995 as the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Its collection amounts to over 35,000 works, many of which have already become rare and difficult to obtain, including the work of a great many Japanese artists and others who are not as well represented in other museums.
The museum was reopened in 2016 with updated exhibition halls, a brand-new cafe and shop.
The museum holds exhibitions throughout the year in its three galleries. Each offers about 500 square meters of exhibition space used for a wide variety of events, including exhibitions and screenings.
On the 1st floor, there is Lab Theaters, offering showings of fine films that are truly worthy of a museum of photography. And there is a library on the 4th floor, specializing in photography and other imaging media collects. It houses over 36,500 books and 1,400 magazines.
The museum has been introducing domestic and foreign photography through various exhibitions, and also putting effort into animation and TV games.
Address : Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Hours : 10:00 to 18:00 (last entry 17:30)
Closed : Mondays (except when Monday falls on a holiday, in which case the museum is open and closed the following day), New Year’s holidays
Admission : The admission fees vary, depending on the exhibition or screening.
- a 7-min walk from JR Ebisu Station
- a 10-min walk from Ebisu Station on Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 12.2km) Google Transit