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. In accordance with the museum collection, the museum holds several current shows on its own, as well as introduces special exhibitions like the Bologna International Illustrators for 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.

5-34-27 Akatsuka, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 175-0092 JAPAN
TEL: (+81) 03-3979-3251
FAX: (+81) 03-3979-3252
Telephone information service: (+81) 03-3977-1000

Museum Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ticket available until 4:30 p.m.)
Monday closed (or Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday)
Please note:
The Museum will close the period of an exhibition substitute, and from December 28 to January 4.

From NISHI-TAKASHIMADAIRA (Toei Subway Mita line -I27-), 15 min by walk
From CHIKATETSU-AKATSUKA (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line -Y03-), 25 min by walk
From TAKASHIMADAIRA -west exit- (Toei Subway Mita line -I25-), 15 min by bus or 5 min by taxi
From SHIMO-AKATSUKA (Tobu Tojo line), 22 min by walk
From NARIMASU -north exit- (Tobu Tojo line), 15 min by bus or 5 min by taxi

The Museum has a small parking garage. Disabled persons can use parking preferentially. Other visitors need to come by other traffics.

Admission fee
One PersonGroup
(20 people or more)
Tue-Fri, SunSaturday
Adult over 65 (with current ID)300yen300yen300yen
College & University Students (full-time with current ID)400yen400yen300yen
Hight School Students (with current ID)400yenFree300yen
Junior High School Students & Elementary School Students150yenFree80yen
Disabled person discount available

Sightseeing Guide around ITABASHI ART MUSEUM
click for photos and infomations in Japanese
[ Historic spots ]
Ruins of the Akatsuka Castle (5-35 Akatsuka)
Itabashi Historical Museum (5-35-25 Akatsuka)
Akatsuka Botanical Garden (5-17-14 Akatsuka)
Shogetsu-in Temple (8-4 Akatsuka)
Joren-ji Temple (Big Buddha of Tokyo) (5-28-3 Akatsuka)
Water Wheel Park (1-17-12 Yotsuba)
Takenoko Park (12-2 Daimon)
[ Folk entertainments ]
Ta-Asobi (Akatsuka-Suwa Shrine and Tokumaru-Kitano Shrine)
Shishi-mai (Lion dance) (Akatsuka-Suwa Shrine and Tokumaru-Kitano Shrine)
Sato-Kagura (Shinto music and dance)
Daimon Mochi-tsuki (rice cake making)
[ Events ]
Plum Flower Festival (March)
Agricultural Festival (November)

Current Exhibition
Infomation in Japanese

Exhibitions Schedule
We will open only special exhibitions.
No permanent exhibitions

More Infomation in Japanese

7 April 2012 - 6 May 2012
Kobikicho Kano :
the highest ranking of the Tokugawa official painters
Works from Itabashi Art Museum Collection
-fold screens and hanging scrolls-
(Admission is free)

12 May 2012 -17 June 2012
Human Form and Japanese Modern Art :
Works from Itabashi Art Museum Collection
-oil paintings, drawing, archives, etc-
(Admission is free)

6 June 2012 - 12 August 2012
Bologna Illustrators Exhibition of Children's Books 2012

17 October 2012 - 11 November 2012
Cultural Festival :
Works by Itabashi Citizens
-Japanese calligraphy and art-
(Admission is free)

1 December 2012 - 6 January 2013
The Edo Cultural Series No.28
Edo Painters Influenced by Chinese painting-
-fold screens and hanging scrolls-

12 January 2013 - 17 February 2013
Works by Elementary and Junior High School Students of Itabashi City
(Admission is free)

14 February 2013 - 17 February 2013
Taisei Sato Memorial
Artworks by Junior High School Students
(Admission is free)

23 February 2013 - 24 March 2013
Artworks of Various Japanese painters from 16th century to 19th century:
Works from Itabashi Art Museum Collection
-fold screens and hanging scrolls-
(Admission is free)

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