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 Illustrators Exhibition, 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.)
Closed : Mondays (or Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday),
the year-end and New Year holidays, and between exhibitions.


  • From NISHI-TAKASHIMADAIRA (Toei Subway Mita line -(I) 27-), 15 min by walk
  • From CHIKATETSU-AKATSUKA (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line -(Y) 03-),
    25 min by walk
  • From TAKASHIMADAIRA -west exit- (Toei Subway Mita line -(I) 25-),
    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),
    10 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 (*Group – 20 people or more)

Adult 650yen (*450yen)
Adult over 65 (with current ID) 325yen
College & University Students (full-time with current ID) 450yen (*300yen)
High School Students (with current ID) 450yen (*300yen)
Junior High School Students & Elementary School Students 200yen (*100yen)

**High School Students and Junior High School Students
& Elementary School Students are Free on every Saturday.

Exhibitions Schedule

We will open only special exhibitions.
No permanent exhibitions.

February 28 – March 29,2015
Folding screens and Hanging scrolls ;
Selections from the Permanent Collection

(Admission is free)

April 11 – June 7, 2015
Oil paintings, Drawings, and Archives :
Selections from the Permanent Collection

(Admission is free)

July 4 – August 16, 2015
Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2014

September 19 – October 18, 2015
Folding Screens :
Selections from the Permanent Collection

(Admission is free)

October 21 – November 15, 2015
Cultural Festival :
Art Works by Itabashi Citizens

(Admission is free)

November 21 – December 27, 2015
INOUE Chozaburo, INOUE Teruko / Retrospective

January 9 – February 14, 2016
Artworks by
Elementary and Junior High School Students of Itabashi City

(Admission is free)

February 20 – March 27, 2016
‘Kodomo no Tomo’ Original Illustration Exhibition
from the Fujin no Tomo sha Collection

February 25 – 28, 2016
Taisei Sato Memorial :
Artworks by Junior High School Students
-Admission is free

(Admission is free)