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Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture: Museum (博物館)


General Information

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Kōtō-ku, Tokyo 135-0022
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Tuesday-Sunday 10:30-18:00 (last admission 17:30)


About Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo:

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (a.k.a. MOT)  was opened in 1995. The museum has about 4,000 items of postwar art collections from both Japan and around the world.

The permanent collection presents a chronological study of 40 years of contemporary art since 1960; there are about 100 works displayed alternately. 

Special exhibits are held regularly in accordance with changes in art trend Special exhibitions (they call temporary exhibits) display from Southeast Asian art to a representative selection of Jasper Johns' life work.

Other art works include works by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Frank Stella, Sandro Chia, Mark Rothko, and Julian Schnabel.

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Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: 4,000 items 

Focus: Postwar art collection from both Japan and around the world

Notable Collection(s): Some of the prominent collections include works by artists such as Nara Yoshitomo, Tanaka Atsuko, and Shiraga Kazuo.

How to Use the Facility

Using the Museum

Open to the Public


  • Fees (as of 9/11/2012)



One person

  Group (20 or more)


500 yen

  400 yen

Students (18+)

400 yen

  320 yen

High School Students and Senior (65+)

250 yen

  200 yen

Middle School Students and under




Note: Prices may vary for the temporary exhibitions.

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