Idemitsu Museum of Arts focuses on the Idemitsu collection of Japanese painting and calligraphy, and East-Asian ceramics. The most unique feature of the museum is the Sherd Room, where fragments of pottery collected from kilns around Asia and Cairo, Egypt are exhibited.
The museum is located on the 9th floor of the Imperial Theater Building. Looking down, visitors will see the view of the laid-back and beautiful Imperial Garden in Marunouchi, Tokyo.
Apart from the permanent exhibitions, there are about six to seven special exhibitions being held in the museum. The year-long exhibition of major artworks of Georges Rouault, a French master of religious paintings, also invites visitors to peek in.
The museum is 5-minutes on foot from Kokusai Forum Exit of JR Yurakucho Station, or 3 minutes walk from B3 Exit of Subway Yurakucho and Hibiya Stations.
The museum is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (entrace is only until 4:30 PM). On Friday, it extends until 6:30 PM. It is closed on Monday (or closed the next day if a National Holiday falls on Monday), the year-end and New Year holidays, and the change of exhibits.
Admission costs ¥1,000 (Adults) and ¥700 for High School and College Students.
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