Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

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The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is located near Ebisu Station. It is run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and is the only public museum in Japan dedicated to photography and moving images. It offers thematic exhibitions of photography that often feature multiple artists. If you are interested in the art of photography, you should definitely check this one out!

Photograph of Sumo wrestlers: Shimooka Renjo, Sumo wrestlers, c.1868-71, Albumen print, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

1.5 Hours
Telephone Number
Postal code
Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku
東京都目黒区三田1-13-3 恵比寿ガーデンプレイス内
Method of payment
Cash, Credit Card, IC Cards
Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Business Hours
Tuesday・Wednesday・Saturday・Sunday : 10:00~18:00 Thursday・Friday : 10:00~20:00

※If Monday is a public holiday, the facility will be closed the following day instead.
※Closed during the Japanese New Year period.
※Final admission 30 minutes before closing.

Regular Holiday

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5 out of 5 stars

I was very impressed by the quality and presentation of the exhibitions during my visit. At the time there were 3 exhibitions each with their own theme and separate entrance fee. I chose to visit 2 out of the 3 as there was an hour until closing time. The first exhibit comprised of multiple contemporary Japanese photographers with fresh and innovative thought provoking ideas. The other one was a retrospective of a a photographer who has lived in Tokyo for 60 years and taken pictures of the city for over 30 years. The photographer himself was actually present at the exhibition and offered to sign a copy of his book. Overall a must visit for photography fans of any level.


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