10 of the best art museums in Japan

Brilliant gardens and buildings, coupled with great art make these spectacular – and affordable – museums an absorbing visit whether you’re an aesthete or not

One of Tokyo’s most constantly innovative art museums, the Mori Art Museum occupies the 52 and 53rd floors of the 54-storey Roppongi Hills building. The museum has no permanent collection; it features instead an ever-changing collection of temporary installations and artworks. The largest-ever solo exhibition by Japanese installation artist Shiota Chiharu runs until 27 October, showcasing her famous large scale installations using yarn, but also video footage of performances, photographs, drawings and performing arts-related material. Upcoming exhibitions include one on what it means to be human, exploring AI, robotics and our future lives (19 Nov – 29 March).

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