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Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 東京都写真美術館

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

A stunning collection of still and moving images

The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum showcases a prized collection of over 36,000 images, videos, and reference materials from Japan and the world. Check out the broad range of photos and videos of historic and artistic integrity. Known informally as the TOP Museum, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum opened in 1995, and is one of the few museums in the world that specializes in photagraphy and video.

Quick Facts

  • The museum has three exhibition rooms on three floors
  • The event hall on the first floor is primarily for showing movies

How to Get There

The museum is accessible by train or taxi.

Take the JR Yamanote Line or Hibiya subway line to Ebisu Station. The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is located in Yebisu Garden Place , just a 10-minute walk from either station.

Modern setup with classic appeal

Formerly known as The Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum underwent major renovations in 2016. The museum displays mostly original prints and goes to great lengths to preserve them.

A wide spread of genres

Catch a glimpse of the bold works of some of Japan's greatest photographers, past and present. The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum holds about 20 exhibitions a year, with a lineup that draws on its rich expertise and depth. You'll find a wide spread of genres, from fashion to landscape photography as well as images depicting socio-political movements and other historical events.

With improved exhibition spaces, the museum presents work from both Japan's most famous photographers along with up-and-comers.

More than photography

The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum also promotes research and public outreach, offering lectures and workshops, as well as school programs for children.

Featured programs and exhibitions are updated regularly; visit the museum's website to see what's currently showing.

The latest information may differ, so please check the official website



* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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