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Tickets for The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

See 13,000 cultural items that trace Japan’s rapid modernization

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What's included

Admission to the permanent collection of the museum

What's not included

Admission to the temporary exhibitions
  • Explore a world-class museum with 13,000 artworks spanning from the 20th century up to the present day
  • Trace Japan's evolution as a nation through its treasured cultural properties and localized art movements
  • Access the museum collection, and learn more about Japanese culture through the lens of modern art

During the course of the 20th century, Japan's sense of 'self' underwent a rapid period of cultural revolution. Artists and creatives rushed to synthesize the old Japan with the Japan that would be, through art. This is where MOMAT comes in.

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) focuses on Japan's cultural production from the start of the 20th century. This state-of-the-art museum is comprised of more than 13,000 works including Japanese and Western-style paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, and videos.

MOMAT prides itself on being the only museum in Japan to seamlessly present a chronological passage of Japan's 20th-century culture in a single sweep. Explore themed areas, such as 'A Room with a View', which offers up Tokyo itself as the ultimate artwork through its huge windows.

Apart from curating Japan's progression into the future, MOMAT also hosts special exhibitions by renowned artists. Their MOMAT Collection is located on the second to fourth floors of the museum. This exhibit showcases 200 pieces from the permanent collection which is dedicated to unraveling the innumerable layers of modern-day society.

Insider tip

You can easily knock a few must-see Tokyo landmarks off your list during your MOMAT visit. The museum is located close by the Imperial Palace, Kitanomaru Park, and Chidorigafuchi (aka cherry blossom heaven)!

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Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda, 102-8322, Tokyo
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