Itabashi Art Museum

Museum in The Tokyo: Others area

poster for Itabashi Art Museum

On the twentieth of May in 1979, Itabashi city, which has a population of more than five hundred thousand and is one of the twenty-three cities within Tokyo, founded the Itabashi Art Museum as the first city museum of all in Tokyo.
The area in which it was founded is rich in scenic and historic spots, such as the Itabashi Historical Museum, the Akatsuka Botanical Garden, Shogetsu-in Temple whose first reference dates back to the latter half of the Edo Period (1600--1868) in "Edo Meisho Zu-e: Picture Topography of Edo (Old Tokyo)", and the ruins of the Akatsuka Castle, as well as Joren-ji Temple known for its Big Buddha of Tokyo.
The museum collection is centered on the paintings and drawings of the Edo period and the avant-garde works from the Taisho period (1912-1926) to contemporary Japanese art. In accordance with the museum collection, the museum holds several current shows on its own, as well as introduces special exhibitions like the Bologna Illustrators of Children's Books, Italy. It tries to be a popular museum in the area through its educational and informative programs for all generations of people including children.

Current or Upcoming Events

» Browse the past events for this venue

Has a shopHas a parkingNo restaurant/cafeHas a library/BookstoreAccessible to disabled persons

Permanent Artists/Collection

Edo Kano school, Jiro Yoshihara, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Yayoi Kusama, Syusaku Arakawa, Iwami Furusawa, Miran Fukuda

Opening hours

From 9:30 to 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays.


Venue may charge entrance fee on a per-event basis.


Address: 5-34-27 Akatsuka, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 175-0092
Phone: 03-3979-3251 Fax: 03-3979-3252

15 minute walk from the South exit of Nishi-takashimadaira Station on the Toei Mita line; From the North exit of Narimasu Station on the Tobu Tojo line, take the Kokusai Kogyo bus and get off at Kuritsu Bijutsukan.

Google map

When you visit, why not mention you found this venue on Tokyo Art Beat?


All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
Tokyo Art Beat (2004 - 2021) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use