We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro 153-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3280-0099
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 69 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Easy Museum to visit

This is a small easy to navigate museum. Close to Ebisu train station and Ebisu Garden shopping center and the Westin. You can pick different exhibits to visit and pay only for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2014
DDPTexas
,
Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Evreux, France
Level Contributor
206 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We wanted to visit this museum in Tokyo based on current reviewsg. Unfortunately we learn just before reaching the museum that is is now closed for renovation until 2016. Don't waste your time and wait for next year.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place was great as well seeing the different art collections. There were many things to do in Megura/Ebisa area. Lots of shops and eateries around. I mean lots of shops. You can get lost so set markers for yourself.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
1,625 reviews
1,372 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,023 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The museum is located next to the stunning Ebisu station. This is a nice museum, which featured 2-3 interesting exhibitions at the time. Unfortunately, no photography is allowed inside the museum at all, which is a shame. The museum itself is not that big (2-3 floors), but it takes 1-2 hours to go through all the exhibitions.

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Hague
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

When we arrived, it appeared to be closed. Without any signs. When I searched on the website, it said if was closed due to renovation until autumn 2016!

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I'm a photojournalist and can get free entrance :) Used this opportunity. I saw a great photo exhibition "Robert Capa: The 101st Year". This is was my chance to see a rich selection of the works of Robert Capa, known as the photographer who redefined wartime journalism. Really enjoy it

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

So disappointed not to see this museum higher up the must do list! As with all museums, check out the website to see if the current exhibitions interest you. You pay according to which exhibition you want to see, which means you're not paying to see things that don't interest you. We wanted to see the exhibition 'all about life... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chandler, Arizona
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We saw two exhibits during our trip, the Renjo Retrospective as well as Valleys and Peaks, and both impressed me. Admission is per exhibit, which was an unusual experience for me. I found the exhibits themselves spacious, well lit, with enough room between pieces to pause and enjoy. There were benches to rest on in the Renjo space. The information... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Florida
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Excellent interesting exhibit right across from our hotel. We spent a few hours here and were very impressed by this particular exhibit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas
Level Contributor
78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is a small easy to navigate museum. Close to Ebisu train station and Ebisu Garden shopping center and the Westin. You can pick different exhibits to visit and pay only for what you visit. It was one of the few things open New Years Week.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Astoria, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Of the museums and galleries I recently went to in Japan (National Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Osaka Art Museum, Tokyo University, SCAI The Batthouse) the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography was my favorite. Though it's a fraction of the size of the National Museum, it's in a nice building, has quality work on display and has a great book... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu

Neighborhood Profile
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
Explore this neighborhood