Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum screening room.
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The Mori Art Museum is strategically located in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. It is the highest museum in Tokyo and offers a panoramic view of the entire city from its perch on the 53rd floor. The incredibly beautiful view of the Japanese Gardens is especially worth a mention.

If you are wondering how long it would take you to reach the museum from the ground floor, not long if you take the high speed elevators that can zoom you up in no time from the lobby.

The controlled natural lighting in the classy and modern galleries with tall ceilings are nearly twenty feet tall, making it a popular destination for tourists from around the world. The architectural design of the museum is to be seen to be believed.

The museum showcases innovative and creative exhibitions of up and coming as well as popular artists from across the globe. These exhibitions are organized every three to four months and usually concentrate on contemporary art from other Asian countries and Africa, and, of course, Japan.

You would absolutely love the various installations in this stupendous museum that is home to different art forms ranging from paintings to fashion, design, and architecture. While you are there, you should not miss the neighboring Tokyo City View Observatory, which also will give you several eye catching views of Tokyo.


The admission fee usually includes access to the observatory. The museum is open to the general public all days from 10 am to 10 pm except on Tuesdays when they close at 5 pm. Interestingly, the museum is only open during an exhibition and the timings could vary so it would be good if you check the schedule before you plan a visit.

For information on upcoming exhibitions, you can visit the regularly updated website of the Mori Art Museum.

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