The Itabashi Art Museum will be closed for renovation
from April 16th 2018 up till June 2019.


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.

April 8 – June 18, 2017
Paintings that Accuse: Works during and after World War Ⅱ: Selections from the Permanent Collection
(Admission is free)

July 1 – August 13, 2017
Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2017

September 2 – October 9, 2017
Flower – and – Bird Paintings in the Edo Period: Selections from the Permanent Collection
(Admission is free)

October 18 – November 12, 2017
Cultural Festival :
Art Works by Itabashi Citizens

(Admission is free)

November 25, 2017 – January 8, 2018
Beautiful Books Can Change the World: The Universe of Tara Books, India

January 16 – February 18, 2018
Artworks by
Elementary and Junior High School Students of Itabashi City

(Admission is free)

February 24 – April 15, 2018
Tokyo⇆Okinawa Ikebukuro-Montparnasse and Nishimui Art Village

February 22 – 25, 2018
Taisei Sato Memorial :
Artworks by Junior High School Students

(Admission is free)
**This exhibition will be held at Narimasu Act Hall (Near from NARIMASU -north exit- (Tobu Tojo line))

The Itabashi Art Museum will be closed for renovation
from April 16th 2018 up till June 2019.