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Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Address: 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro 153-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

The previous review said it was closed in July 15, as a budding photographer I took the gamble to see if it was now open, only to be met with a sign saying they're shut for renovation until fall 16 :( the yeisbu complex nearby is cute though, which houses the Sapporo head office (which probably sponsors this) and the... More 

1 Thank milesgay
Evreux, France
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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.

Memphis, Tennessee
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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.

Thank vrwb223
Tel Aviv, Israel
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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.

Thank TheShis
The Hague
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

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!

8 Thank Paultje77
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

2 Thank Tony R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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.

Thank DDPTexas

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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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