Art & Design
Suntory Museum of Art サントリー美術館
A space dedicated to the beauty of everyday life
The Suntory Museum of Art displays the best of Japanese art through stunning exhibitions of paintings, ceramics, lacquerware, glassware, dyeing and weaving. The basic concept here is what the museum calls "lifestyle art." The museum is located within the Tokyo Midtown complex in Roppongi .
- Watching a traditional tea ceremony
- Picking up some classical Japanese goods at the gift store
- Trying modern interpretations of traditional Japanese dishes at the Kaga-fu Fumuroya run cafe
Tea ceremonies are offered in the sixth-floor tea ceremony room every second Thursday
The museum's collection includes about 3,000 works in total
How to Get There
You can reach the museum by train or taxi.
There is a direct connection to the museum from exit 8 of Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo Line and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line via underground walkway. It's also a three-minute walk from exit 3 of Nogizaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
Located in the Tokyo Midtown Galleria, the Suntory Museum of Art is dedicated to the artistic elements of everyday life in Japan, from ceramics to paintings, pottery, lacquerware, fabric and everything in between. If it fits into the museum's idea of "art in life," then chances are it will be here.
The philosophy of the gallery
Since opening in 1961, the gallery's philosophy also focuses on connecting and opening up the arts to help everyday people appreciate the artistic qualities of everyday life.
Since the museum is rather compact in size, it is possible to explore all of it in less than an hour. The space also houses a cafe and store on site.