Itabashi Art Museum

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Itabashi Art Museum opened on May 20, 1979, as the first municipal art museum in Tokyo's 23 wards. In 2019, the museum celebrated its 40th anniversary and underwent a major renovation to make the building fit the needs of the times and the activities of the museum, reopening with a new look.
The museum's collection consists mainly of Edo Kano School and other early modern paintings, avant-garde art from the Taisho and early Showa periods, and work by artists associated with Itabashi City.
Through its collection and research activities, the museum has held exhibitions to introduce Edo culture and Ikebukuro Montparnasse to a wide audience. The museum also holds exhibitions related to illustration and design, such as the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Bologna Illustrators Exhibition, as well as lectures, workshops, and other activities related to these exhibitions.

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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.

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