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Access and Basic Info

When is the museum open?

The facilities are open at the following times:
Museum: 10:00-18:00 (Fridays, Saturdays 10:00-20:00)

  • * Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
  • * Hours are subject to change. For details, see the latest exhibition information.

Shop: 10:30-18:00 (Open at 11:00 on Tuesdays and during periods of exhibition change-over.)
Cafe: 11:00-18:00

  • * Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays while exhibition is going on.
  • * Closed on Tuesdays during periods of exhibition change-over and New Yearʼs holidays.
  • * Hours are subject to change.

Shop & Cafe

Current Exhibition

When is the museum closed?

Tuesdays, New Yearʼs holidays and during periods of exhibition change-over.

Where is the museum located?

In Roppongi, in Tokyo Midtown.
By Subway :
Toei Oedo Line Direct link from Roppongi Station [Exit 8]
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Direct link via underground walkway from Roppongi Station
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line A 3-minute walk from Nogizaka Station [Exit 3]

Access

How can we enter the museum before Tokyo Midtown opens at 11:00 a.m.?

How to enter the museum before 11:00 a.m.

Is there a parking lot?

The museum has no dedicated parking. Please use Tokyo Midtown Parking.

Does the Suntory Museum of Art admission fee or use of the museum shop and cafe earn Tokyo Midtown points?
And does the Tokyo Midtown Parking discount service apply?

The museum admission fee or use of the museum shop and cafe does not earn Tokyo Midtown points. The Tokyo Midtown Parking discount service does not apply.

May I bring a pet to the museum?

Please do not bring your pet. (Seeing-eye dogs and hearing dogs may enter.)

Collection

How large is the collection?

Built with “Art in life” as its basic concept, the collection currently numbers about 3,000 works, including paintings, ceramics, lacquerware, textiles, and other classic Japanese works of art and glassware from East and West.
Details are here

Does it include National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties?

The collection includes one National Treasure, 15 Important Cultural Properties, and 21 Important Art Objects.

Facilities

Is eating or drinking allowed?

Please refrain from eating or drinking in the galleries (including eating candy, chewing gum, and drinking from plastic bottles).

Is there a restaurant?

We offer light meals in the cafe; reservations are not accepted.

Is the museum admission fee required to use the shop or cafe?

No. You are free to enjoy eating and drinking or shopping there.

Are there coin lockers?

The lockers are within the museum. (The fee is ¥100, returned when you reopen the locker.)
For things too large for a locker, please speak to a staff member.

May infants enter the museum?

There is no age restriction on entry.

Is there a nursing room or a place to change diapers?

Please use the multipurpose toilets, which have a simple bed. There is one on each floor.

Are baby buggies available?

Baby buggies are lent free of charge (for use only in the museum).
Please ask at the reception desk if you wish to borrow one. (Only a limited number are available.)

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Please use the elevators to move between gallery floors. A multipurpose toilet is available on each floor.

Are wheelchairs available?

Wheelchairs are lent free of charge (for use only in the museum).
Please ask at the reception desk if you wish to borrow one. (Only a limited number are available.)

Is there a smoking area?

Smoking is not permitted in the museum. Please use a Tokyo Midtown smoking area.

May we view The Genchō-an Tearoom?

It is not open to the public; please refrain from visiting it.
Please participate in the tea ceremony (fee required) held on designated days during exhibitions.

  • * The tea ceremony is conducted in Japanese only.

Tea Ceremony

Admission Fees and Tickets

What is the admission fee?

Admission fees vary depending on the exhibition. Please check the information about each exhibition.

Current Exhibition

Can tickets be purchased elsewhere than in the museum?

Please purchase your ticket using the Suntory Museum of Art online ticket sales.

Online Ticket Sales

Are credit cards accepted?

Credit cards can be used to purchase tickets and in the shop and cafe. Please note that they cannot be used for some services.

Is there a group discount?

A ¥100 per person discount applies to groups of 20 or more paying admission fees.
Please make a reservation for your group by phone or email in advance.

Contact

I have a Disability Certificate. Is there a discount on the admission fee?

If you bring a Disability Certificate issued in Japan, admission is free of charge for you and one caregiver accompanying you.

Are there other discounts?

If you show a used ticket stub at the reception desk, you can receive a ¥100 discount from the general admission fee for viewing the same exhibition two or more times or the next exhibition.

Do you have a membership system?

Our Members Club offers benefits including annual free pass (for the member and one accompanying person) and invitations to special events. Please join!

Members Club

Exhibitions

Are descriptions of the works on display provided in English?

There are no English descriptions of the works in the galleries, but an English version of the list of works on display is available.
An English-language audio guide is available. (Fee required; audio guide are not available for some exhibitions.)

  • * Audio guide rental at the gallery entrance is cash only. To pay by credit card, please request a audio guide at the ticket counter.
Can I listen to exhibition-related events in English?

Events are carried out only in Japanese.

Is there a permanent exhibition?

The museum does not have a permanent exhibition. Works from the collection are displayed in accordance with special exhibition themes.

What are the upcoming exhibitions?

Upcoming Exhibitions

May I take photographs?

Still and video photography are prohibited in the galleries.

  • * Photography may be permitted in some cases. Please check the information about each exhibition.
Do you provide gallery talks about the works?

We do not offer individual gallery talks. You are welcome to take part in the Exhibition Guide by Educators, held every Saturday during the exhibition period.

  • * Events are carried out only in Japanese.
  • * All events are subject to change.
Why do you change the works on display during an exhibition?

Japanese works of art include many that are vulnerable to environmental influence. Works on display are changed to conserve them, as we hope you will understand.

Are audio guide available?

Audio guide, in Japanese or English, can be rented; a fee applies. Guides may not be available for every exhibition; please check the information about the exhibition on our website. Also, audio guide cannot be reserved.

  • * Audio guide rental at the gallery entrance is cash only. To pay by credit card, please request a audio guide at the ticket counter.

Website

May I add a link to your site?

Yes, you are free to add links to our website; you need not contact us when you do so.

Others

Do you accept museum studies trainees?

Not as a rule.

Are catalogues of past exhibitions for sale?

Those in stock are for sale in the shop inside the museum.
They can also be purchased at our online shop.

  • * Overseas shipping is not available.

Online Shop (Japanese only)

* Subject to change, depending on the exhibition.

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