MOMAT Reopening: Requests to Visitors

After a temporary closure since February 29 as one of anti-coronavirus measures, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo will be reopening in stages as a result of the lifting of the national state of emergency.

Exhibition schedules may be changed in the future, depending on requests from the national and metropolitan governments.

Thank you for your understanding and for following the precautions described below.



  • Reopens on [Friday], June 12, 2020:
    Special exhibition Peter Doig

*Purchase an advance ticket whenever possible.
MOMAT Collection and Kitawaki Noboru :
【Tiqets】  【e-tix】

Peter Doig:
チケットぴあ(Ticket Pia) *only available in Japanese.

*The exhibition schedules, opening hours and free admission days have been changed. [Learn more]

*The Art Library is temporarily closed. See [here] for updates.


And when visiting the museums visitors are requested for health and safety measures. Please following notes;

Information for, and requests to, visitors

We are taking precautions following Japanese Association of Museums’ “Guidelines for Controlling the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infections in Museums.”



  • To protect against the coronavirus (COVID-19), the museum asks that any individuals who meet either of the following criteria to refrain from visiting museum:
    *You have cold symptoms such as a fever of 100 degrees F (37.5 degrees C) or higher, cough, sneeze, and a runny nose.
    *You are in poor physical condition.
    *You have seen a doctor or taken medicine in the last 14 days because of a fever or other cold symptoms.
    *You are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
    *You have travelled to any countries or regions on which the government has imposed restrictions on entry into Japan or any countries or regions for which the government requires people to submit to a period of observation after arrival in Japan, and/or have had close contact with any residents of such countries or regions.
  • We may take visitors’ temperature using thermometers at the entrances.
  • When crowded, admission may be limited, and visitors may be asked to wait for a while before entering.
  • If by any chance a COVID-19 carrier is detected in the museum, we will let you know on our website. Make sure to record the dates on which you visit our museum so that you can check later.
  • Wash and sterilize your hands often.
  • Wear a mask or practice good etiquette when coughing. Take preventive measures for yourself.
  • Minimize conversation in the galleries for droplet precautions.
  • In the galleries, try to keep a distance of 2meter from other people.
  • Do not touch the walls, showcases and works.
  • Please let our staff know when you feel sick in the museum.

To safeguard against COVID-19, our museum takes the following measures:

  • An alcohol-based hand sanitizer is placed at the entrance.
  • Our staff members may wear masks to protect visitors and our staff from infection.
  • Spots accessed by the general public including elevators  are regularly sterilized and cleaned.
  • Some of the coin-operated lockers are not available.
  • The galleries are appropriately ventilated.
  • Our staff members consistently wash their hands and take their temperature.


Thank you for your understanding and for following the precautions.