Roppongi Art Triangle: 3 Tokyo’s Cutting-edge Art Museums

Enjoy Tokyo's cool arts at Roppongi Art Triangle

Roppongi is the center of business, nightlife and high-class residential district in Japan. Additionally the area is regarded as one of the best spots to see cutting-edge arts. There are 3 major art museums which are located within walking distance from each other in Roppongi. These three art museums form “Roppongi Art Triangle”, and the abbreviated name is ATORO.

If you show one ticket of three to the other museums, you can get discount. They hold a lot of different types of exhibitions, so you will never get bored a day.

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1. MORI ART MUSEUM

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The Mori Art Museum has embraced the concepts of “contemporary” and “international” since its establishment in 2003, so mainly contemporary exhibits are presented in the vast gallery space. A variety of arts related to culture, history, philosophy and science from Asia, Europe and Africa are exhibited.

MORI ART MUSEUM
Address: 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6–10–1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: 1 minute walk from Roppongi station/Exit: 1C exit (Tokyo Metro Hibiya line)
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Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm (Monday and Wednesday to Sunday)/10:00am to 5:00pm (Tuesday)
Fee: 1,600 yen


2. The National Art Center, Tokyo

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The National Art Center, Tokyo has the largest exhibition space as an art gallery (14,000 square meters), and has not maintained permanent collections since it was established in 2007. So various art exhibition are held in each year, and each of them continues about 3 or 4 months. The shows has consisted of Dalí, Renoir, Venetian school, Americal pop culture and so on.

The National Art Center, Tokyo
Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo 106–8558 Japan 
Nearest Station: 5 minute walk from Roppongi station/Exit: 4a exit (Tokyo Metro Hibiya line)
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Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)/10:00am to 8:00pm (Friday)
Closed: Tuesday
Fee: Addmission fee varies by exhibition


3. SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART

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The Suntory Museum of Art cherishes art in our daily lives, so it focuses on finding beauty of art in tools and furniture we use, garden rocks, plants and our behaviors let alone in paintings and sculptures. It was originally founded in Marunouchi, Tokyo in 1961, but was relocated in Roppongi in 2007. That’s why many traditional crafts are exhibited but they have not only Japanese essence but also ones of eastern and western art.

SUNTORY MUSEUM of ART
Address: Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3F, 9–7–4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107–8643 
Nearest Station: 1 minute walk from Roppongi station/Exit: via underground walk way (Tokyo Metro Hibiya line)
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Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday)/10:00am to 8:00pm (Friday and Saturday)
Closed: Tuesday
Fee: Addmission fee varies by exhibition

*Note: Between 10 and 11 a.m., please enter the museum through the 1F Galleria entrance since Tokyo Midtown shops and restaurants don’t open until 11:00 a.m.