5 Tokyo Museums to Explore From Home

From The National Museum of Modern Art to the National Museum of Nature and Science

By Google Arts & Culture

Tokyo is not only the capital of Japan but it's a cultural hub for museums, galleries, and arts institutions. From modern art to science and nature, there's something for everyone!

Wherever you are in the world, Street View lets you take a virtual trip around 5 amazing museums in Tokyo. Scroll on to start your click-and-drag adventure...

Rebuilding Ginza Picture Scrolls: 1953 by Yutaka AsoSaitama Prefectual Museum of History and Folklore

1. Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum displays artworks and antiquities from across Japan and other Asian countries. The collection includes the likes of HokusaiUtagawa Kuniyoshi, and Utamaro.

You might even be able to spot Hokusai's famous 'The Great Wave', which is part of a series of 46 prints depicting various views of Mount Fuji.

Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji: The Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa by Katsushika HokusaiTokyo National Museum

2. The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo was the first national museum of art in Japan. The museum now holds a permanent collection of contemporary works by Uemura Shōen, Sōtarō Yasui, and more.

The National Museum of Modern Art, TokyoThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

3. The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo is Japan's only museum dedicated to western art. You can find some of your favorite Impressionist paintings here by the likes of Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir.

The National Museum of Western Art, TokyoThe National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Are you fascinated by dinosaurs?

Evolution of Saurischian DinosaoursNational Museum of Nature and Science

Or are you more into minerals?

Rocks and mineralsNational Museum of Nature and Science

4. National Museum of Nature and Science

Either way, Tokyo's National Museum of Nature and Science is the one for you, with different mammals, birds, rocks, and more for you to explore.

Global GalleryNational Museum of Nature and Science

5. Kioi Art Gallery, Edo Ise-Katagami Kimono Museum

Ise-katagami is the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles. With over 5,000 stencils from the Edo to the Showa periods, the Edo Ise-Katagami Museum has Japan’s largest Ise-Katagami collection.

Kioi Art Gallery, Edo Ise-Katagami Kimono MuseumKioi Art Gallery, Edo Ise-Katagami Kimono Museum

Take a virtual trip to Tokyo and discover more museums and galleries from anywhere in the world.

Kingdom AnimaliaNational Museum of Nature and Science

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