Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
9:30am - 5pm. Varies by season
Allow 2 hours
Closed: Monday; Monday, except on holidays; The day following a holiday; New Year holidays
Updated 30 June 2020
About Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Specialising in both local and international modern and contemporary art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum spans 6 galleries. The museum often features special exhibitions which vary every few months.
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