About our opening times, access to the museum, and services offered
The museum is closed on Mondays. However, if Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be open that Monday and closed on the following day instead.
The museum also closes during the year-end and New Year’s holidays (December 28 to January 4). Please note that visitors will not be able to enter the building during exhibition installation periods, but the garden will remain open. For the latest updates, please check the “Visit” section of our website and our official social media accounts.
Yes. Please check the “Visit” section of our website for information about using the parking area.
Yes. Please use the coin-operated lockers on the first floor of the Main Building (100 yen per use). Your deposit will be returned when you collect your belongings. We will keep any luggage that does not fit in the coin-operated lockers at the reception desk.
There are rooms in the building called “Welcome Rooms” that are open to all visitors and provide coloring paper, drawing paper, and picture books for children.
About the exhibition admission fees, garden admission fees, and discounts available
The exhibition admission fee varies depending on the exhibition. Please check the “Exhibitions” section of our website for details. Admission to the garden is included in the exhibition admission fee.
For the garden-only admission fee, please check the “Tickets” section of our website.
We do not offer advance ticket sales, but groups may take advantage of group admission fees (for groups of 20 or more paid visitors) by applying in advance(in Japanese only).
Yes. There are two types of passes: the Annual Passport, which allows admission to the exhibitions, and the Garden Passport, which allows admission to the garden only. For more information, please check “TTM Passport” on our website.
Yes. Admission is free for seniors (age 65 and older) on the third Wednesday of each month, which we call Silver Day. Please show proof of your age (driver’s license, health insurance card, passport, etc.) at the ticket sales counter. For more information, please check the “Tickets” section of our website.
Yes. The third Saturday of each month and the following Sunday are Family Days, on which admission to the garden is half-off for Tokyo residents accompanying children under 18 years of age. Guardians are required to bring proof of residence in Tokyo. For more information, please check the “Tickets” section of our website.
About the museum and building
Yes. The museum (including the inside of the building) is open to visitors during exhibition periods. Depending on the content of the exhibition, however, some walls and windows may be covered, preventing you from seeing the architectural features of the building.
Yes. Every year, the museum holds an exhibition (the “Looking at Architecture” exhibition) that introduces the architecture and history of the Former Residence of Prince Asaka alongside related artworks. Please check the “Exhibitions” section for the “Looking at Architecture” exhibition schedule.
The Winter Garden room is only open to the public for a limited time. It is open to the public during the “Looking at Architecture” exhibition every year. We will post the opening times on our website, so please check the website in advance if you wish to view the Winter Garden room. Please note that you will need a ticket to the exhibition in order to view the room.
Yes. However, you must have a re-entry ticket issued by the museum in addition to your admission ticket stub. For more information, please ask the reception staff at the museum entrance. Re-entry tickets are valid only on the day they are issued.
*Please note that re-entry will not be permitted once you exit the front gate (leave the museum premises).
*Re-entry is for those who are visiting the facilities located within the museum premises (the garden and restaurant next to the front gate).
No. Generally, photography is prohibited inside the museum. However, there are certain periods during which photography is permitted, such as during the “Looking at Architecture” exhibition and certain other exhibitions for which permission has been obtained from the exhibiting artist or the collection owner. For more information, please check the “Exhibitions” section of our website.
No. We do not offer guided tours of the building. However, explanations of the Former Residence of Prince Asaka and an audio guide (in multiple languages) are available on the official Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum app, so feel free to make use of this resource.
Yes. However, please do not bring in alcoholic beverages or have parties with a large group of people.
No. Once you exit the front gate (leave the museum premises), you will not be permitted to re-enter the garden. To re-enter the garden, please buy a new ticket.
No. Tents take up space and are inconsiderate to other visitors. Please use the umbrellas and other existing provisions in the garden for shade.
No. However, entry with service dogs is allowed.
No. Those who are only visiting the garden must use the outdoor restrooms near the security office or the universal access restroom located in back of the restaurant. For more information, please check the “Site Area・Floor Map” section of our website. Please note that a separate admission fee will be required to enter the building, but no fee will be required to use the indoor nursing room. Please ask the reception staff in the Main Building for assistance.
No. To get to the garden from inside the building, please first exit the Main Building from the entrance hall, then enter the garden from the garden entrance. For more information, please check the “Site Area・Floor Map” section of our website.
No. There is only one entrance to the restaurant located along Meguro-dori Avenue. For more information, please check the “Site Area・Floor Map” section of our website.
Commercial photography is prohibited, but visitors are allowed to take pictures of the garden and the building exterior for personal use. However, photographs are not permitted inside the tea house. Please do not use tripods, reflectors, and other such photography equipment, and do not engage in any behavior that may disturb other visitors.
Visitors are allowed to create drawings and use watercolors in the garden, but not oil paintings. Also, do not use easels or chairs that take up space. Please dispose of watercolor water in the outdoor restrooms.
The viewing time will vary depending on the individual, but generally speaking, it takes about 15 to 30 minutes to walk in a loop around the Lawn Space, Japanese Garden, and European Garden.
Yes. However, visitors who also plan to view the exhibition must not enter the building until after the reserved time on their ticket.
The exact timing varies each year, but on an average year, late November to early December is the best time. For more information, please check the “Garden Plants” section of our website.
No. Night lights turn on at around sunset throughout the year, but there is no special lighting.
About the museum shop, cafe, and restaurant
Yes. For more information, please inquire directly with the restaurant. Reservations can be made online. Please also check “Restaurant” on our website.
[Restaurant (comodo)] Tel: 03-6450-3089
*Reservations are not available for the cafe.
No. Visitors who are only using the restaurant cannot park in the parking area. Parking is available only during museum hours for visitors who have an exhibition or garden admission ticket. For information on parking fees, please check the “Visit” section of our website.
Yes. Some catalogs are available for sale in the museum shop. You can also check whether they are available in the Online Shop. Certain exhibition catalogs may be sold out, so please contact the shop ahead of time.
[Museum Shop (Lumière)] Tel: 070-1534-4878
Yes, you can purchase products in the museum shop online. For more information, please check “Museum Shops” on our website.
Yes. The museum offers a range of postcards, notebooks, and other stationery items, as well as original souvenirs such as mugs and fabric bags. For more information about these products, please inquire directly with the museum shop.
[Museum Shop (Lumière)] Tel: 070-1534-4878
Yes. The cafe and museum shop are located within the Annex, so you will need an exhibition admission ticket to use these facilities. The restaurant can be used without purchasing an admission ticket.
About our website
No. Specific commercial organizations and companies are prohibited from using the images on our website for publicity purposes. Please check “Press/Publicity Images” on our website for information on the use of images for the purpose of promoting exhibitions and other events held at the museum.
Yes. You do not need a permission or approval to post a link to this website (the museum homepage).
No, we do not accept museum trainees. However, we do accept interns. We will announce the start of the application period on our website.