The Mori Art Museum opened in 2003, with the goal of showcasing the best of contemporary art and architecture.
Located on the 52nd and 53rd floors of the Mori Tower in Roppongi, it hosts a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. The museum also holds learning experiences and film screenings.
There is no permanent collection; the space is used entirely for visiting exhibits from across Japan and the world, with a focus on Asian artists.
Mori Art Museum only hosts special exhibitions, and usually only one at a time. Exhibitions tend to last for four to six months so there’s plenty of time to visit.
There are two museum shops — one inside the museum and the other on the 3rd floor of Roppongi Hills. There’s also an online shop with a slightly smaller range of products. You’ll also find a restaurant/café on the 52nd floor.
How to buy tickets to the Mori Art Museum
Tickets can be bought in person or online. Ticket prices are cheaper on weekdays, and cheaper again if you buy them online. There are also discounts for students (including university students), children, and seniors. The Grutto Pass gets you discounted entry, and the Tokyo Pass gets you free entry.
How to get to Mori Art Museum
The museum is a 5-minute walk from Roppongi Station and about a 10-minute walk from Azabujuban Station.
Things to do nearby
The museum is located in the Roppongi Hills shopping and entertainment complex. The museum itself is part of Mori Tower, where you’ll also find Mori Art Center Gallery and Tokyo City View.
There are also plenty of things to do in the broader Roppongi neighborhood.
Pro tip: Get discounted tickets to Tokyo City View by booking online.
Mori Art Museum FAQs
How long do you need to visit Mori Art Museum?
1 to 2 hours should be enough to enjoy the museum. If you’re also going to visit Mori Art Center Gallery or Tokyo City View, give yourself extra time.
Does Mori Art Museum have information in English?
Yes, all information is available in English and Japanese.
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Has wheelchair accessible toilets
- 461 m from Roppongi Station
- 0.7 km from Nogizaka Station
- 0.8 km from Azabujūban Station