Museum Closings and Reopenings in the Tokyo Area

How is Coronavirus impacting the Tokyo art world? Here is a list of closings and reopening at major museums in the Tokyo area.

In Features In the News by TABlog Editors 2020-03-02

Many art museums in the Tokyo area have closed or postponed exhibitions due to COVID-19. Some are reopening now that the State of Emergency has been lifted. This is a partial list. You can find more information on exhibitions and closings and reopening on Tokyo Art Beat. For the latest updates, please check official museum websites.

(*TBA=To Be Announced)

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Closed. Reopening Date TBA.)

Closings (As of 6/1)
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts (Closed through 6/7)
http://hanga-museum.jp

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Closed through 6/30)
https://www.tobikan.jp/en/index.html

Chigasaki City Museum of Art (Closed through 6/30)
http://www.chigasaki-museum.jp

Yokosuka Museum of Art (Closed through 6/30)
http://www.yokosuka-moa.jp/index.html

Idemitsu Museum of Arts (Closed through 9/18)
http://idemitsu-museum.or.jp/en/exhibition/

Reopening Dates TBA
Nezu Museum
http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/en/index.html

Bunkamura The Museum
https://www.bunkamura.co.jp/english/

National Film Archive of Japan
https://www.nfaj.go.jp/english/ge/topics/20200227/

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/

Suntory Museum of Art
https://www.suntory.com/sma/info/d/004797.html

Mori Art Museum
https://www.mori.art.museum/en/index.html

Ota Memorial Museum of Art
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/eng

Seikado Bunko Art Museum
http://www.seikado.or.jp

Yamatane Art Museum
http://www.yamatane-museum.jp/english/

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
https://www.operacity.jp/en/ag/

Chihiro Art Museum (Tokyo)
https://chihiro.jp/en/tokyo/

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)
http://www.haramuseum.or.jp/en/hara/

Yokohama Museum of Art
https://yokohama.art.museum/eng/index.html

Archi-Depot
https://archi-depot.com/en/visit

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
https://kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp/en/

teamLab Borderless
https://borderless.teamlab.art

teamLab Planets Tokyo
https://planets.teamlab.art/tokyo

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (from 6/4 and 6/12)
https://www.momat.go.jp/english/ge/topics/am20200601_1/

The National Museum of Western Art
https://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/

Intermediateque
http://www.intermediatheque.jp/en

Reopenings
Hara Museum Arc (Gunma) (from 5/16)
http://www.haramuseum.or.jp/en/arc/

Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum (from 5/21)
https://www.clematis-no-oka.co.jp/vangi-museum/

Watarium (from 5/27)
http://www.watarium.co.jp

Yayoi Kusama Museum (from 5/28)
https://yayoikusamamuseum.jp

Ichihara Lakeside Museum (from 5/28)
https://lsm-ichihara.jp/en/

Okada Museum of Art (from 5/30)
https://www.okada-museum.com/information/archives/193.html

Zou-no-Hana Terrace (From 5/30)
https://zounohana.com/en.html

Itabashi Art Museum (from 5/30)
https://www.city.itabashi.tokyo.jp/artmuseum/index.html

Mitsui Memorial Museum (from 6/1)
http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/english/english.html

Pola Museum of Art (from 6/1)
https://www.polamuseum.or.jp/english/

The Ueno Royal Museum (from 6/1)
http://www.ueno-mori.org

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (from 6/1)
https://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/

National Museum of Nature and Science (from 6/1)
https://www.kahaku.go.jp

Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum (from 6/1)
http://www.taro-okamoto.or.jp

21_21Design Sight (Gallery 1 & 2 from 6/1, Gallery 3 from 6/5)
http://www.2121designsight.jp/en/

Tokyo National Museum (from 6/2)
https://www.tnm.jp/?lang=ja

Tobacco & Salt Museum (from 6/2)
https://www.jti.co.jp/Culture/museum_e/index.html

Fuchu Art Museum (from 6/2)
https://www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/art/

Tokyo Station Gallery (from 6/2)
http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/gallery/english/

Edo-Tokyo Museum (from 6/2)
https://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/en/

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (from 6/2)
https://topmuseum.jp

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (from 6/2)
https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/

The Sumida Hokusai Museum (from 6/2)
https://hokusai-museum.jp/?lang=en

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama (from 6/2)
https://pref.spec.ed.jp/momas/

Setagaya Art Museum (from 6/2)
https://www.setagayaartmuseum.or.jp/en/?set_lang=true

Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (from 6/3)
https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/

Musée Hamaguchi Yozo: Yamasa Collection (from 6/4)
https://www.yamasa.com/musee/

Museum Haus Kasuya (from 6/4)
http://www.museum-haus-kasuya.com/index000.htm

Toguri Museum of Art (from 6/5. Reservations needed)
http://www.toguri-museum.or.jp

Snoopy Museum Tokyo (from 6/5)
https://snoopymuseum.tokyo/s/smt/page/english?ima=0000

Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art (from 6/5)
https://panasonic.co.jp/ls/museum/

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum (from 6/9)
https://mimt.jp

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex (from 6/9)
http://www.moma.pref.kanagawa.jp/en/news/2020-05-26

The National Art Center, Tokyo (from 6/11)
https://www.nact.jp/english/

Enoura Observatory (from 6/11)
http://www.odawara-af.com/en/

The Hiratsuka Museum of Art (from 6/16)
http://www.city.hiratsuka.kanagawa.jp/art-muse/index.html

Artizon Museum (from 6/23)
https://www.artizon.museum/en/

Postponed/Cancelled Art Festivals and Events
Yokohama Triennale (Postponed. New dates: 7/17–10/11)
https://www.yokohamatriennale.jp/english/2020/news/20200603/

Kyotographie (Postponed. New dates: 9/19–10/18, 2020)
https://www.kyotographie.jp/?lang=en

Ichihara Art x Mix (Postponed. New Dates: 3/20–5/16, 2021)
https://ichihara-artmix.jp/news/news/2020/02/28/2312

Okunoto Triennale (Postponed. New Dates: 9/4–10/24, 2021)
https://oku-noto.jp/index-en.html

Tokyo Sento Festival 2020 (Postponed. New Dates TBA.)
https://tokyosentofestival.jp

Art Sightama 2020 (Postponed. New Dates TBA.)
https://art-sightama.jp/en/

Northern Alps Art Festival (Postponed. New Dates TBA.)
https://shinano-omachi.jp/news/20200311_01.html

Roppongi Art Night (Cancelled)
https://www.roppongiartnight.com/2020/

Art Fair Tokyo (Cancelled)
https://artfairtokyo.com

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