The Nezu Museum is home to a collection of approximately 7,400 works. This includes seven National Treasures, 87 Important Cultural Properties, and 94 Important Art Objects covering a wide range of genres from Japanese screens and sculptures to paintings and ceramics. The museum is also known for its garden and field of violets, a popular attraction in the spring. How Much: ¥1,300 for museum exhibition (includes garden access) Address: 6-5- 1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku Website: www.nezu-muse.or.jp Tel: 03-3400-2536

As the name implies, this new museum is a collaboration between the urban developer Mori Building and the digital art collective teamLab. The latter has been known for its colorful and mesmerizing exhibitions that use the latest in digital technology to engage with museumgoers, and this new 10,000 square meter space in Odaiba is the collective’s first permanent exhibition, and also serves as teamLab’s flagship location. The key term is “borderless,” and organizers hope that museumgoers will be able to interact with the digital art in exciting new ways, and by doing so, tear down the borders between separate artworks, between art and viewers, and even between viewers themselves. Read our full review here. Early bird tickets for this sensational digital art museum are available now through July 31, 2018. High school student tickets are also available. How Much: Early Bird: Adults ¥2,400, Children (under 15) ¥1,000 Regular: Adults ¥3,200, Children ¥1,000 Address: Odaiba Palette Town, 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo Website: borderless.teamlab.art    Tel: 03-5379-5668

Address: 17-8 Miyamotocho, Itabashi-ku

If you are interested in Japanese history and the role of architecture in understanding different periods, this museum is a must-see. The concept is quite unique as the museum is actually outdoors, and it’s located right in the magnificent Koganei park, which feels kilometers away from Tokyo, even though it’s still in the city. The museum has been relocating and reconstructing buildings in accordance with the requirements for preservation and salvaging the few architectural remains that were spared from fires, earthquakes, floods and warfare throughout the course of Japanese history. All the buildings are characteristic to different historical periods, and a handful are built by famous Japanese architects. Most of the buildings exhibited are from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) and more recent times, and include among others, a politician’s elegant former residence, a farmhouse, a photo studio, a public bathhouse, various shops, restaurants and a police box. You can enter all the houses and shops if you’re patient enough to take slipping in and out of your shoes each time. You can tour the houses and make yourself at home, pretending to cook in the kitchen or sit on the sofas and chairs. Our favorite house was a simple wooden house from the Edo period, which presented gorgeous tatami floors and sliding doors. How Much: ¥200-¥400 Address: Koganei Park, 3-7-1 Sakurachō, Koganei-shi Website: tatemonoen.jp/english/ Tel: 03-5379-5668

The Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama is an interactive experience where visitors can learn about instant ramen, its history, and how it's made. Explore founder Momofuku Ando's creative thinking as he conceived both the concept and the practical details of the cup noodles we know and love today. Activities included designing your own instant ramen cup in the My CupNoodles Factory, making chicken-flavored instant ramen from scratch in the Chicken Ramen Factory, playing in Cupnoodles Park, an athletic facility that allows kids to imagine they're a noodle in a factory, and much, much more. Image: CEFICEFI via Wikimedia Commons under CC How Much: ¥500 admission fee, extra fees for attractions inside Address: 2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama Website: cupnoodles-museum.jp Tel: 045-345-0918

Nestled in between about 20 hot springs in Hakone, Okada Museum of Art opened in 2013 and exhibits predominantly Japanese, Korean, and Chinese works of art from ancient times to the modern era. The building has five floors and the surrounding gardens are extensive, offering visitors a chance to explore tranquil surroundings among trees and streams after their visit. Tired toes can also find respite here as footbaths line the front of the building, offering unrivaled views of a huge panel mural of a Wind God and a Thunder God. Address: 493-1 Kowakudani, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa Website: www.okada-museum.com/en Tel: 0460-87-3931

The Seikado Bunko Art Museum houses a collection of approximately 6,500 works of art, mostly dedicated to Japanese swords, tea ceremony tools, wood carvings, and Chinese and Japanese paintings and calligraphy. Exhibitions are held year-round, predominately featuring classic Japanese art and historical artifacts. In the same location, Seikado Bunko Library houses over 200,000 books from the Iwasaki family's private collection.   Image: Wiii via Wikimedia Commons, under CC Address: 2-23-1, Okamoto, Setagaya-ku Website: www.seikado.or.jp Tel: 03-5777-8600

Address: 4-28-1 Haramachida, Machida-shi Website: hanga-museum.jp Tel: 042-726-2771

Address: 6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda Website: www.3331.jp 

Amuse Museum is a private museum specializing in Japanese textile culture and ukiyo-e, a genre of Japanese art made famous by the likes of Hokusai. The museum was founded on and operates under the principles of mottainai, a global campaign founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. The mottainai movement hopes to establish world peace through environmental conservation. Every display at the museum serves as a reminder that through reusing and recycling we can discover a renewed sense of value and build a better society. The permanent exhibit is Miracle Textile Art "Boro," exclusively featuring folklore clothing donated by folklorist Chūzaburō Tanaka. The pieces in the Boro exhibit have inspired fashion designers like Junya Watanabe, Makiko Sekiguchi, and Louis Vuitton. How much: ¥1,080 Address: 2-34-3 Asakusa, Taitō Website: www.amusemuseum.com

Address: 8-10-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku Website: www.tokyo-gallery.com Tel: 03-3571-1808

Opened in 2009, Zen Foto Gallery specializes in Asian photography with a particular emphasis on China and creating a bridge between Japan and China. Their intention is to foster greater appreciation of contemporary and historical works of Asian photography. Past exhibits have included leading Chinese photographers Liu Zheng, Wang Ningde, Adou, Moyi and Yang Yankang. Japanese artists who have exhibited at the gallery include Nobuyoshi Araki, Kazuo Kitai, Tamiko Nishimura, and Mao Ishikawa. Zen Foto also has a selection of rare secondhand classic Japanese photography books and vintage prints of Ihei Kimura, Seiryu Inoue, Iwata Nakayama and more. Address: 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku Website: www.zen-foto.jp Tel: 03-6804-1708

Address: 2-14-2 Suido, Bunkyo-ku Website: www.waitingroom.jp Tel: 03-3476-1010

IMA is a 500m2 concept store with the tagline "living with photographers." The space welcomes the works of many celebrated photographers and artists from around the world. Exhibitors conduct workshops and events. There are sections dedicated to books, rare books, shopping, food, and art. How much: Free Address: 5-17-1 Roppongi Website: www.imaonline.jp

Bunkamura's art spaces host upwards of 30 exhibitions a year. The aim is to expose people to art, inspiring and instilling a profound appreciation. Recent museum exhibits have included work by Chagall, Kandinsky, Arcimboldo, and Klee. In the galleries, an annual Art Bazaar takes place that has featured work by Yayoi Kusama, Kazuo Chiba, and other talents. This space also has an art-house cinema, theatre spaces, boutiques, and restaurants. Address: 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku Website: www.bunkamura.co

Inaugurated in 2011, the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo is located in the center of Omotesando. Designed by Japanese architect Jun Aoki, the Espace lies in a glass box on the top floor of the Louis Vuitton building. The Espace is both visually stimulating architecture and an exhibition space that seeks to foster and celebrate contemporary creativity. Past exhibits have featured work by Dan Flavin, Mariko Mori, and Ernesto Neto. The exhibit on display is constantly changing, so be sure to check their website before visiting. Address: 5−7−5 Jingumae Website: www.espacelouisvuittontokyo.com Tel: 03-5766-1094

Address: 6-1-23 Yanaka Website: www.scaithebathhouse.com

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