Last Updated:Oct 20, 2021

October 1 is Tokyo Citizens’ Day

Many museums, zoos, and parks will offer free admission

October 1 is known as Tokyo Citizens’ Day (都民の日, Tomin no Hi). Although it is a regular work day, many government-run cultural institutions in the metropolitan area will be open for free. Most Tokyo public schools will have the day off.

Here are some places to visit. Please note that not all exhibitions and spaces at these venues will be open free-of-charge. Please check official websites before going, as hours, schedules, and other conditions may change. Some places require reservations.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo


Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Only the garden is open for free admission on October 1.
Phone: 03-3443-0201

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Exhibitions: Chikako Yamashiro: Reframing the land/mind/body-scape, Manabu Miyazaki: Wild Animals Now, Reversible Destiny: Australian and Japanese contemporary photography
Phone: 03-3280-009

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
MOT Collection Exhibition
Phone: 03-5245-4111

Edo-Tokyo Museum
Permanent Exhibition
Phone: 03-3626-9974

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
Phone: 042-388-3300

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Exhibition: Walls & Bridges – Touching the World, Living the World
Phone: 03-3823-6921

'Walls & Bridges – Touching the World, Living the World' at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
'Walls & Bridges – Touching the World, Living the World' at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Zoos/Botanical Gardens

Jindai Botanical Garden
*Reservations required
Phone: 042-483-2300

Tama Zoological Park
*Reservations required
Phone: 042-591-1611

Ueno Zoological Gardens
*Reservations required
Phone: 03-3828-5171

Tokyo Sea Life Park
*Reservations required
Phone: 03-3869-5152

Inokashira Park Zoo
*Reservations required
Phone: 0422-46-1100

Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Phone: 03-3522-0281

Tokyo Port Wild Bird Park
Phone: 03-3799-5031

Gardens (All Require Reservations)

Hamarikyu Gardens
Phone: 03-3541-0200

Former Shiba Rikyu Garden
Phone: 03-3434-4029

Koishikawa Korakuen
Phone: 03-3811-3015

Phone: 03-3941-2222

Former Iwasaki House Garden
Phone: 03-3823-8340

Mukojima Hyakkaen
Phone: 03-3611-8705

Kiyosumi Garden
Phone: 03-3641-5892

Old Furukawa Garden
Phone: 03-3910-0394

Tonogayato Garden
Phone: 042-324-7991


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