Last Updated:Oct 31, 2022

Sixteen Museums with Free Admission on November 3

Museum collections and permanent exhibitions will be open to visitors free of charge on November 3.

Tokyo National Museum

Started in 1948 to promote culture, arts, and academic endeavors, “Culture Day (Bunka no Hi)” is celebrated annually on November 3. Admission to many museums and cultural facilities will be free during this upcoming national holiday. Tokyo Art Beat selected the best venues to visit this year. Why not take this opportunity to explore museums and cultural facilities you have never been to?
*Please note that the facilities’ opening hours and event schedules may be subject to change due to COVID-19. Be sure to check the official websites before your visit.

Tokyo and Kanto Area

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo ("MOMAT Collection")
Location: 3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 050-5541-8600
http://www.momat.go.jp/english

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo ("NMWA Museum Collection")
Location: 7-7 Ueno-Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 050-5541-8600
https://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/

National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo

Tokyo National Museum (Regular Exhibitions)
Location: 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 050-5541-8600
https://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en

Tokyo National Museum

National Museum of Nature and Science (Permanent Exhibitions)
Location: 7-20 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5777-8600
https://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/

National Film Archive of Japan ("Akira Kurosawa, Screenwriter", "Nihon Eiga: The History of Japanese Film")
Location: 3-7-6 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 050-5541-8600
https://www.nfaj.go.jp/english/

National Film Archive of Japan, Photo: National Film Archive of Japan

Printing Museum ("Map and Printing")
Location: Toppan Koishikawa Bldg., 1-3-3 Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5840-2300
https://www.nfaj.go.jp/english/

Printing Museum entrance, Photo: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art ("Hisashi Eguchi Illustration Exhibition")
Location: 1-10-1 Chuominato, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba
Phone: 043-242-8311
http://www.chiba-muse.or.jp/ART/english/

Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts ("Encounters with Impressionism: From the Hiroshima Museum of Art Collection", "Collection III")
Location: 4-2-7 Sakura, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi
http://www.art.pref.tochigi.jp/

Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Photo: Norihiro Ueno

Hokuriku Area

National Crafts Museum ("Genreless Kogei")
Location: 3-2 Dewamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Phone: 050-5541-8600
https://www.momat.go.jp/english/cg/

Kenrokuen Garden
Location: 1-4 Kenrokumachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Phone: 076-234-3800
http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kenrokuen/e/

Kansai and Shikoku Areas

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto ("4th Collection Gallery Exhibition 2022–2023")
Location: 26-1 Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone: 075-761-4111
https://www.momak.go.jp/English/

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art ("Collection Exhibition Ⅱ")
Location: 1-1-1 Wakinohamakaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Phone: 078-262-1011
https://www.artm.pref.hyogo.jp/eng/

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

The Tokushima Modern Art Museum ("Tokushima Collection 2022")
Location: Bunka-no-mori-Park, Mukoterayama, Hachiman-cho, Tokushima-shi, Tokushima
Phone: 088-668-1088
https://art.bunmori.tokushima.jp/e/e_information.html

Kyushu Area

Fukuoka Art Museum ("Collection Exhibition", etc.)
Location: 1-6 Ohori Koen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka
https://www.fukuoka-art-museum.jp/en/

Fukuoka Art Museum, Yinka Shonibare CBE "Wind Sculpture (SG) II" (2021) Photo by Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!) Copyright Yinka Shonibare CBE, 2021. Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York

Fukuoka City Museum (Permanent Exhibition, Special Exhibitions)
Location:  3-1-1, Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
Phone: 092-845-5011
http://museum.city.fukuoka.jp/en/

Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum
Location: 3-1-1 Omoromachi, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Phone: 098-941-8200
・Museum (Permanent Exhibitions)
https://okimu.jp/en/museum/
・Art Museum ("The 50th Anniversary of the Reversion of Okinawaー Fukki Qualia: “Reversion” and Okinawan Art")
https://okimu.jp/en/art_museum/

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