Museums for All Tastes
Japan's museums offer fun and rich experiences, and cover multifarious subjects. We have foreign residents introduce us to their favorites. Get up close to faithful, ceramic reproductions of 1,000 masterpieces from around the world at the Otsuka Museum of Art in Tokushima Pref. Help in actual Mars research at the TeNQ Space Museum, Tokyo, produced by space researchers. And try forging at the Okuizumo Tatara and Sword Museum, Shimane Pref. You would be missing out by not visiting a museum in Japan.

Museums for All Tastes

Otsuka Museum of Art (Tokushima Pref.)
Reporter: Tim Cleminson
Access: 1 hr by air to Tokushima Airport (Tokushima) from either Haneda Airport (Tokyo) or Fukuoka Airport (Fukuoka), then 30 mins by bus
TeNQ Space Museum (Tokyo)
Reporter: Tom Roseveare
Access: 10 mins by train from Tokyo Sta. to Suidobashi Sta., then 5 mins on foot
Okuizumo Tatara and Sword Museum (Shimane Pref.)
Reporter: Alice Gordenker
Access: 1 hr 15 mins by air to Izumo Airport (Shimane), from either Haneda Airport (Tokyo) or Fukuoka Airport (Fukuoka), then 1 hr by car

Other Museums We Introduced:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Ishikawa Pref.)
Access: 3 hrs by train from Tokyo Sta. to Kanazawa Sta., then 15 mins on foot

Okada Museum of Art (Hakone, Kanagawa Pref.)
Access: 1 hr 30 mins by train from Tokyo Sta. to Odawara Sta. then 40 mins by bus

Kokugakuin University Museum (Tokyo)
Access: 20 mins by train from Tokyo Sta. to Shibuya or Ebisu Stations, then 15 mins on foot

Meiji University Museum (Tokyo)
Access: 5 mins by train from Tokyo Sta. to Ochanomizu Sta., then 5 mins on foot

Kurabo Memorial Hall (Okayama Pref.)
Access: 3 hrs 30 mins by train from Tokyo Sta. to Kurashiki Sta., then 15 mins on foot

Sumida Hokusai Museum (Tokyo)
Access: 14 mins by train from Tokyo Sta. to Ryogoku Sta., then 5 mins on foot

The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living (Osaka)
Access: 2 mins by train from Subway Higashi-Umeda Sta. to Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome Sta.

Tokaido Kawasaki Shuku Koryukan (Kanagawa Pref.)
Access: 30 mins by train from Tokyo Sta. to Kawasaki Sta., then 5 mins on foot

The Showa Era Lifestyle Museum (Tokyo)
Access: 45 mins by train from Tokyo Sta. to Kugahara Sta., then 10 mins on foot

Shitamachi Museum (Tokyo)
Access: 7 mins by train from Tokyo Sta. to Ueno Sta., then 5 mins on foot