Tokyo, Japan has a lot to experience, but there's also a lot of Art Museums to try out. There are not only Asian, but many Western art pieces presented in Tokyo. So if you are in Tokyo, and if you like art, here are the 7 best art museums to go.
Tokyo National Museum
The Tokyo National Museum is placed at 'Ueno Park.' Since 1872, it's Japan's oldest museum that's been exhibiting.
The main art pieces of the Museum are Japanese and Asian cultural heritages. Storing approximately 112,000 pieces, it includes 87 national treasures, and 624 highly-classified heritages. The 1856 pieces of the 'Ogura Collection' that includes about 1000 pieces of Korean cultural heritages is also stored here.
The historic pieces are exhibited in special exhibitions and always running exhibitions. About 3000 pieces are revealed in exhibitions opened all year long, and the other pieces are shared in public through special exhibitions that are held 4 to 5 times a year.
On the mail hall on the second floor, it contains Japanese art collections and antiques since ancient times, and in the 'Hyokei Hall' all sorts of antiques from Korea, China, India and even West Asia are displayed. In the "Heisei Hall', various events and exhibitions are opened.
Edo Tokyo Museum
Since the Edo time to Tokyo today, this museum contains and displays real papers and materials in large models through historic analyzing that are aged 400 years of history and culture. It was opened in 1993, March 28th.
In its year-long galleries; the 'Edo-Zone', 'Tokyo-Zone' and '2 Gallery', 2500 pieces of old kimonos, paintings and maps are displayed with 50 magnified models as well. You can also see the 400-year-long history of Edo streets and lifestyle since when 'Dokugawa Eayas' came into Edo until the Tokyo Olympics. There's also 4 to 5 special gallery events that are mainly focused on Japan's history and culture, with libraries, videos and a video library.
The National Museum of Western Art
Since the 14th century to the early 20th century, this museum holds up to 4500 pieces of paintings, sculpture, stamps, pottery and more. This is where Rodin's 'The Thinker' and 'The Gates of Hell' is shown. More European classics from Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot are also shared.
To exhibit the collections of Nezu Kaichirō, this building was established in 1940. Inside, there are many Asian art pieces displayed from pottery to sculptures and paintings. It's also famous to tourists for its beautiful Japanese garden.
Mori Art Museum
Mori Art Museum is open until 10PM promoting the 'Art in Daily life' slogan. On the 53rd floor of the Mori tower, you can take a glance of all Tokyo at the observatory, apparently a favorite place for a date. Since it's one of the centers of Asian art, all the pieces displayed are high quality and exhibitions range from architecture to photography, video art, fashion and more.
National Museum of Modern Art
Near the imperial household, you can meet the 'National Museum of Modern Art'. The museum includes all three centers of the Art Museum(Main Hall) near Takebashi station, the Craft Hall which is a ten-minute walk from the main hall, and the film center that's quite a distance away from the two, nearby Kyobashi station.
Since the early 20th century to today, the museum has up to 9000 pieces of sculpture, paintings, photography. They display 250 of these in all floors from the second to fourth as a collection of Japan's modern art history. The materials are changed five times a year. It also opens special exhibitions too.
Bridgestone Museum of Art
Filled with the collection of Bridgestone company, this museum is managed by a public foundation, the Ishibashi foundation. With 9 galleries, it's in the second floor at Bridgestone Company's building. From Western painters such as Monet, Gogh, Picasso, Buffet, and Japanese painters, the gallery is filled with great art.