If you’re interested in contemporary art exhibits by popular artists like Ai Weiwei, Tokujin Yoshioka and Bill Viola, then you may as well take your artistic mind to the Mori Art Museum in Roppongi. The museum was founded by Minoru Mori, one of Japan’s most powerful and influential building tycoons.
Mori Art Museum is located on the 53rd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, a 54-story tall building. The main entrance gives you the option of taking along a free audio guide. This will comprehensively show you what to do and where to go. There are no permanent collections seen in the museum but only temporary works by contemporary artists. Some of them are internationally well-known producing works such as lifelike paintings, towering sculptures and photography. However, taking pictures is not allowed in the place so its best to feed your good old memory with all its works of wonder.
Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily except on Tuesdays where closing time is 5 p.m. Admission fee is 1,500 yen for adults and 1,000 yen for college and high school students. Younger children are only given a 500 yen pass fee. It is highly advisable to bring school I.D. to get a discount.
If you’re the main goal is to visit the museum, don’t be surprised if the visit can also lead you elsewhere. Once you’re on the 52nd floor of the tower, you will be given the option to purchase an extra pass going to the 54th floor Sky Deck. It will give you a great view of the whole area! From up there, you can see the Tokyo Bay and the Tokyo Tower. The Sky Deck costs 500 yen for adults and 300 yen for children.
Mori Art Museum promises to showcase modern art with a great view. So, if you love contemporary art, then it is definitely something you don’t want to miss in Tokyo.
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