Tokyo’s chaotic urban sprawl has an irresistible allure. Small wooden homes sit next to modern high-rise towers, while tiny parks and the architectural masterpieces pop up at random intervals. Fans of such foremost architects as Tadao Ando and Kisho Kurokawa can explore buildings that are open to the public, and art lovers will enjoy browsing the city’s numerous galleries and museums.
Tokyo’s art scene is a thriving mix of well-established museums and smaller innovative galleries showcasing the best of the new.
Tokyo offers a surprising number of museums as well as art galleries. The museums listed here are top recommendations for any Tokyo sojourn.
From centuries-old wooden temples to skyscrapers of steel and glass,
Tokyo has it all.
If there’s anywhere in the metropolis where you’ll feel unbounded by space, it’s at the two signature teamLab venues. Even time seems to warp in these otherworlds uniting art with technology.
Belying its stern, imposing contemporary design, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in Koto ward proves to be a fun, stimulating, and surprising place to visit for adults and children alike. It’s a must-visit for contemporary art fans and architecture buffs.
In trendsetting Tokyo, the styles, stories, and tastes of the time are constantly being reinvented across all genres of art. For lovers of contemporary oil painting, Galerie Nichido in Ginza has been keeping the field fertile for nearly a century.