Access to the Museum

3-1 Kitanomaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8322, Japan
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Exterior photo of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
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The Crafts Gallery relocated from Tokyo to Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture in October 2020.

National Crafts Museum Official Site

Arriving by train

3 minutes walk from 1b exit, Takebashi station, Subway Tozai Line (T-08)
15 minutes walk from 4 exit, Kudanshita station, Subway Tozai Line (T-07) and Hanzomon Line (Z-06), Toei Shinjuku Line (S-05)
15 minutes walk from A1 exit, Jimbocho station, Subway Hanzomon Line, Toei Shinjuku Line (S-06), Toei Mita Line (I-10)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility or visitors using wheelchairs:

If you arrive at Takebashi station, please note that Exit 1b, the closest exit to the museum, does not have an ordinary elevator or a wheelchair elevator.
Please use Exit 2 or arrive at Kudanshita station (exit 6) or Jinbocho station (exit A2) where there are elevators.

Obstruction-free access

Arriving by car

There is no parking lot at the museum. Please use the parking facilities at Kitanomaru Park or Palace Side Building.
Handicapped visitors are permitted to park at the front entrance of the museum.
Please ask the guards.



  • *Last admission is 30 minutes before closing


Mondays (open if Monday is a national holiday and closed on the following day), during installation periods and New Year holidays

What’s On Today

Introduction to the Surrounding Area

Map of the Surrounding Area

Highlights of the museum, tips, and much more information that help you enjoy the MOMAT! Check how to get to the museum on foot from Tokyo Station, as well as information about exciting spots nearby.

Download the pdf version of the MAP & GUIDE.

Walking distance from Takebashi station

Obstruction-free Access (for wheelchairs, baby carriages)

Obstruction-free access to The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo from Exit 2 at Takebashi Station (T08) on the Tozai Line.

Photo : Tokyo Metro Tozai Line/Takebashi Station Platform (Information signs for Otemachi ticket gates, exits 2, 3a, 3b, and 4, restrooms (men, women, wheelchairs)
1 Get off the Tozai Line at Takebashi Station and head toward the exits for Otemachi (2, 3a, 3b, 4). There is a gentle ramp on the way to the elevator.
Photo : Elevator to ticket gate floor for Otemachi There is a signboard in front of you (elevator to ticket gate floor for Otemachi
2 Take elevator (No. 1) to the exits for Otemachi.
Photo : There is a ticket machine in front of the Otemachi ticket gate.
3 Pass through the ticket gate.
Photo : Hirakawa gate side Elevator to ground level There is a signboard (elevator to ground level) in front
4 Once through the ticket gate, you will see the elevator (No. 3) straight ahead on the left. Take the elevator to the ground level on the Hirakawamon Gate side.
Photo : Appearance of the elevator The sign says T08 Takebashi Station
5 Exit 2 is at the ground level. It is about 7 minutes on foot from the exit to the museum.
Photo : Hirakawa Gate of the Imperial Palace, Kitanomaru Park with a view of the moat
6 Leave the elevator and proceed to the left (direction of the Hirakawamon Gate at the Imperial Palace, Kitanomaru Park, Takebashi).
Photo : Hirakawa Bridge (wooden bridge) over the Hirakawa Gate of the Imperial Palace can be seen to the left of the moat
7 Continue along the moat. On the left, you will see Hirakawabashi Bridge (a wooden bridge) leading to the Hirakawamon Gate.
Photo : Signal before Takebashi
8 Cross the street at the traffic lights before the bridge.
Photo : Takebashi You can see the road on the left and the moat on the right.
9 Continue across the bridge. The sidewalk is on a gentle incline.
Photo : There are slopes on the left and right sides of the exterior of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Go straight on the left slope and turn right, go straight on the right slope
10 You have arrived when you see the museum on the right. There are two access ramps at the museum.
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