Hours and Access
Q. What are opening hours?
A. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, admission until 30 minutes before closing.
*The Crafts Gallery does not offer Friday-evening extended hours.
Q. On what days is the museums closed?
A. We are closed on Mondays (open on holiday Mondays and close on the following days); during installation periods; and New Year holidays. For irregular openings and closings, please check the exhibition schedule and news.
Q. How can I get to the Crafts Gallery?
A. The Crafts Gallery is located in the Kitanomaru-koen Park opposite the Imperial Palace. It is about five minutes walk from the museum, eight minutes walk from Takebashi Station (T-08), Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, and twelve minutes walk from Kudanshita Station, Tokyo Metro Tozai Line (T-07), Hanzomon Line (Z-06) and Toei Shinjuku Line (S-05). Please check the map on the Directions page.
Q. How much is admission?
A. Admission varies from exhibition to exhibition. The Gallery gives either a collection exhibition or a special exhibition.
[Collection Exhibition (consumption tax included)]
– Adults: 210yen (100yen)
– University and college students: 70yen (40yen)
* Admission in the parentheses is for groups of 20 people or more.
* Free for high school students, under 18, seniors over 65, Campus Members, those with MOMAT Passport, MOMAT Members, and MOMAT Supporters. Persons with disability and one person accompanying each of them are admitted free of charge.
* Please show your ID to get free entrance.
* Admission to special exhibitions varies from exhibition to exhibition. Please check exhibition webpages. Admission to the collection exhibition of the Crafts Gallery includes admission to the MOMAT Collection (valid for the day).
Q. Is there a free-admission day?
A. On the first Sunday every month, May 18 (International Museum Day), and November 3 (Culture Day), you can visit our collection exhibition for free, except when the museum is closed. For special exhibitions, please check exhibition webpages.
Q. Can I take photographs in the crafts gallery using, for example, a digital camera?
A. Still photography is permitted in the collection galleries. Photographs may not be used for commercial purposes. Works marked with a “no photography” sign may not be photographed because of the owners’ requests. No monopods, tripods or flash allowed. Refrain from actions that disturb other visitors, including cutting in and staying at a place for a long time for photographing. Photographed images may not be reproduced or distributed for commercial purposes. Photography is not allowed at special exhibitions. Please ask our staff if you are not sure whether you are visiting a collection exhibition or a special exhibition. For more information, please read the precautions about photographing in the Gallery. Making notes is permitted in the Gallery (pencil only, pencils for loan available).
Q. May I use photographs taken in the museum? May I use images of art works posted on your website?
A. Photographs may not be used for commercial purposes. Use of your photographs showing exhibits may constitute violation of copyright laws. Use of the images of art works posted on this website is not permitted. Please see the Reproduction page about the loan of images of art works in our collection.