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Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

1-13-3 Mita, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture 153-0062, Japan
+81 3-3280-0099
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Meguro
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 9, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Chandler, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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.

Astoria, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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

Huntington Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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

Shah Alam, Malaysia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
83 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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.

Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were here to kill time before catching the limo bus back to the airport and the beer museum in Yebisu Grarden Place doesn't open till 11. There were some nice photos. There are several floors with different exhibits. It is a pleasant way to spend an hour.

17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

There was a Canon photo competition on display at this gallery, featuring amateur photographer's work. It was obviously amateur and took up the majority of the gallery. Their travelling exhibits with photos of Kyoto in autumn etc. were far more interesting than the exhibits at the museum itself.

Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

As a photography buff, I was hoping this would be a good place to visit. The exhibits change every 4-8 weeks and we may have just caught one that was not to our liking but honestly it wasn't worth it. Good news it is in a plaza that has good restaurants, shopping, the Sapporo beer headquarters and the Yebisu beer... More

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