Art hubs can be found spread throughout Tokyo, but lately, the place that has everyone buzzing is Tennozu Isle, a patch of reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay. Storage company Warehouse Terrada has taken the lead in rebranding the spacious isle as an art hub, exhibiting art through the medium of storage. Wine cellars, galleries, media storage: the company’s uniqueness and creativity inspires us to rethink the various forms art can take. Address: 2-6-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku Website: Tel: 03-5479-1611

This national facility collects, preserves and exhibits everything related to Japanese citizens’ lives during and after the Second World War. Admission: Adults ¥300, high school and university students ¥150  Address: 1-6-1 Kudanminami, Chiyoda-ku Website:    Tel: 03-3222-2577

Thanks to its distinct four seasons and its abundant natural resources, Japan has developed a food culture that is recognized for the healthiness of its ingredients, its balance of unique flavors, and its sheer variety. Restaurant Byakko strives to pass on traditional Japanese food culture to the next generation, preserving its exquisite taste and beauty in a wide range of delicious, satisfying meals. Address: 3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku Website:

The Tokyo National Museum is a cultural center for Asian art, exhibiting an extensive collection of artworks, antiquities and artifacts from all over Japan and other Asian countries. The museum also conducts research regarding its vast collection of items and makes these historically significant treasures available to scholars. Main image: Sailko via Wikicommons under CC Address: 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku Website:    Tel: 03-5777-8600

Address: 1-14-24 Kaigan, Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-5403-9161

Founded and designed by folk arts advocate Soetsu Yanagi, this museum is devoted to preserving and exhibiting craftwork from all over Japan. Pottery, textiles, furniture, metal works and more from various historical periods can be found here. Image: Kamemaru2000 via Wikimedia Commons under CC Address: 4-3-33 Komaba, Meguro-ku    Tel: 03-3467-4537

Home to one of Japan's most famous performing arts, kabuki, this is the place to watch a show of this type. With all-male casts, heavy makeup and dramatic movements, this impactful form of theater is worth a watch. Kabuki shows can run on for a few hours, but those just wanting a taste of the action can buy tickets on the day for just one act of the whole performance. Image: Tak1701d via Wikimedia Commons under CC Address: Ginza 4-12-15, Chuo-ku Website:    Tel: 03-3545-6800

As Japan's only institution developed to western art, the works displayed here are a result of highly specialized acquisition, restoration and conservation. Works from the Matsukata Collection, as well as art from the Renaissance to the 20th century are the core of the museum's selection. Image: 663highland via Wikimedia Commons under CC Address: 7-7 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku Website:   Tel: 03-5777-8600

This unique and innovative space spans across 14,000 square meters, making it one of the largest museums in Japan. The center also provides educational programs and the art library, open to visitors, contains a wealth of information on all aspects of art.   Image: Wiiii via Wikimedia Commons under CC Address: 7-22-2 Roppongi Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-5777-8600

One of the most well-known art museums in Tokyo, the Mori Art Museum sets itself apart with a distinctive and innovative approach to presenting creative works. Image: Wei-Te Wong via Wikimedia Commons under CC Address: 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-5777-8600

Address: 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku Website: Tel: 03-3570-9151

Address: 7-3-9 Akasaka, Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-6271-3350

This Bauhaus-inspired structure was designed by Jin Watanabe in 1938 opened as a museum in 1979 and has since then showcased the latest developments in art, design, music, dance and architecture.   Image: Wiiii via Wikimedia Commons under CC Address: 4-7-25 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku Website: Tel: 03-3445-0651

This museum, located in the historic sumo district of Ryogoku, has a vast permanent exhibition of 100,000 square feet displaying urban Tokyo life from the early 1600s onwards. Guided tours are available in English, Chinese, Korean, German, French, Spanish and Japanese. Special exhibitions are held regularly.   Image: Kakidai via Wikicommons under CC Address: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku Website: Tel: 03-3626-9974

Address: Midtown Garden, Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku Website: Tel: 03-3475-2121