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Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

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Address: 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro 153-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3280-0099
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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
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1,355 reviews 1,355 reviews
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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.

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The Hague
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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!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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Chandler, Arizona
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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 

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Florida
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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.

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Texas
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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.

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Astoria, New York
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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 

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Perhaps we got lost... perhaps we were dehydrated... perhaps we're not photography people... I think a photography fan would appreciate this a lot more than we did. Admission price was 600-900 Yen depending on the floor (exhibit) you want to see. We ended up viewing only the main floor which only took a little more than an hour of our... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

There's a lot to see and there's usually more than one exhibition going on. Of course, the quality depends on the exhibition that's currently on but as far as photography exhibitions are, this is probably the best you can find in Japan.

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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.
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