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Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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World press awards

There were 3 special exhibitions ongoing and i chose the World Press Awards. Good selection of the... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2019
Taipei, Taiwan
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Nice building. Solid exhibits. English translations.

Nice building. Solid exhibits. English translations. It is pricy. Each exhibit costs a separate... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2019
Kitchener, Canada
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■ Museum Hours The museum is open 10:00 to 18:00 (20:00 on Thursdays and Fridays). Last entry 30 minutes before closing. Hours for the first-floor hall vary by program. ■ Closing Days Mondays (except when Monday falls on a holiday, in which case the...more
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1-13-3 Mita | In Ebisu Garden Place, Meguro 153-0062, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

There were 3 special exhibitions ongoing and i chose the World Press Awards. Good selection of the prize winners in various categories. A bit depressing though, as they mainly depict sad stuff - US border issue, US opoid situation, wars, animal cruelty etc.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

Visited this afternoon and really enjoyed it. Only 2 exhibition halls are open with the one in the basement closed for installations. Admission ticket is pricey about Yen1000 but worth the ticket . Was pleased to catch the 1948 works of Eugene Smith’s series on...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

Nice building. Solid exhibits. English translations. It is pricy. Each exhibit costs a separate amount. We should have skipped one of them (early British photographs) merely because it’s not of interest to me. They did a good job curating it. The Ravages of War exhibit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Two very small exhibits, one of which was fine (Origin of the Photo United Kingdom) but was poorly displayed (one’s shadow fell over objects displayed in cases so that they were difficult to see) and accompanied by boring texts, the other of which was some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful setting, super nice and helpful staff, great exhibition. We went there for video installations that were all interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

The three exhibitions were very good especially the architecture and Michael Kenna. It is dead easy to find from train station and very nice and pleasant setting.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

If you have time to visit this museum in Ebisu, on your way to the Yebisu Beer Museum(tasting available), consider a visit to this photography museum. Even if you don't go inside, check out the three very large photographs on the walls before the entrance....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this little museum. Special exhibitions individually priced and a bit expensive ( like most good museums in Tokyo), but certainly worth it. The (free) General Exhibition showcased the winners of a photographic contest and was fascinating. The bookstore had a wide range of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Take your time here - the more historic black and white exhibition is arranged with thought-provoking questions...time, space, who we are, and how we communicate across time and space. Some of the exhibited prints are very well known, some less so; I found it took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

This museum is in Ebisu garden place near JR Ebisu station. The atmosphere was calm and a little bit snobbish. There were 3 exhibitions at that time and all of them were attractive. But unfortunatelly, it was not long enough time I had, so that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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