A major exhibition open now until 3 January 2022

Tickets available to book for September & October



The exhibition will be open late, until 8pm, on Friday 24 September.


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"A thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals"

The Guardian

"Wonderful... this show is a treat"

The Telegraph

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"Enthralling... a captivating survey of Japanese art"

The Observer

This exhibition is a celebration of one of the world’s most creative, dynamic and thrilling cities. Explore Japan’s capital city through the vibrant arts it has generated over 400 years.

It features a wide variety of artworks created in a metropolis that has constantly reinvented itself. Highlights include historic folding screens and iconic woodblock prints, video works, pop art, and contemporary photographs by Moriyama Daido and Ninagawa Mika.

With new commissions by contemporary artists, loans from Japan and treasures from the Ashmolean’s own collections, the show provides a fascinating insight into the development of Tokyo into one of the world’s most important cultural hotspots.



Click on each image to see the full artwork


Timed tickets will be in operation, and advance booking is essential.

Members can visit the exhibition for free, but will also need to book timed tickets in advance.

Tickets include Tokyo exhibition, general Museum, café and shop entry

Weekday Tickets (Mon–Fri)

Late Openings

The exhibition will be open late, until 8pm, on Friday 24 September.

  Book Late Opening Tickets /   Member Late Opening Tickets

Note that the Museum galleries and café will close at 5pm. These tickets are for the exhibition and exhibition shop only.

Weekend Tickets (Sat / Sun)



Full price adult

Weekday Price

£13.50 with Gift Aid

Weekend Price

£16.40 with Gift Aid


FREE Entry (but booking is required) for
  • Members & Patrons
  • Under 12s
  • Carers (see 'Disabled visitors & carers' section, below)
  • University of Oxford Students
  • ASH Pass holders
  • OU GLAM Staff & Volunteers

Proof of eligibility must be presented with your ticket when you visit.

Due to very limited capacity, free entry is currently suspended for Museum Colleagues (OU Ruskin School, ICOM, and Museum Association)


Concession rate tickets available for
  • Senior citizens
  • University of Oxford staff & alumni

Proof of eligibility must be presented with your ticket when you visit.


Half Price tickets available for
  • Blue Light Card Holders
  • Children aged 12–17 years
  • Students and those under 25
  • Those who are unemployed
  • Art Fund Members

Proof of eligibility must be presented with your ticket when you visit.


Disabled visitors & carers

Disabled visitors should book a regular exhibition ticket at full or concession price, depending on eligibility.

Accompanying carers can access the exhibition for free with a ticket-holding disabled visitor, but should please book one of our free 'Carer' tickets for the same time slot.



Membership gives you unlimited access to exhibitions, as well as members-only previews, exclusive discounts in our our shop, restaurant and café, and much more.



Yes, all visitors, including Members, will need to book a ticket in advance.

For more information about changes we have made to the Museum, to keep staff and visitors safe, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.



Yes. Access to the exhibition is via lift and the entire exhibition is wheelchair accessible. Handheld labels will be available.

There is also a level access route from the pavement outside the Museum to the front door. You can read more about Museum access at this link Ashmolean Access Guide

Disabled visitors should book a regular exhibition ticket at full or concession price, depending on eligibility (when tickets are made available later this year). Accompanying carers can access the exhibition for free with a ticket-holding disabled visitor, but will need to book a free, timed Carer ticket.


No. At the moment we are not taking bookings for adult group visits.

For more information please contact



No, we are not currently taking bookings for school groups for the exhibition, but bookings are being taken for on-site self-guided visits to the rest of the Museum.

Please visit our Primary School and Secondary School pages for more information. We are regularly reviewing our policy around school group bookings, following government announcements and changes to social distancing guidelines. To make an enquiry, or for more information, please contact the Learning Department:



Yes. A family trail will be available from the exhibition entrance.



No, specific teachers notes will not be available for this exhibition.

Our programme of events, and other online content, created in support of the exhibition may be of interest to schools and teachers.



Join today for priority booking, unlimited free exhibition entry, preview days & much more

Membership gives you unlimited free access to exhibitions, exclusive online events, priority booking, members-only previews, curator-led events, a members’ magazine sent to your door, as well as discounts across our shop, restaurant and café. Join as a Member today and you will be supporting the Museum at a critical time.




Co-edited by exhibition curators Lena Fritsch and Clare Pollard

This beautifully-illustrated new book looks at a city which has undergone constant destruction and renewal over its 400-year history, and tells the stories of the people who have made Tokyo so famous with their boundless drive for the new and innovative – from samurai to avant garde artists today.




Lead Supporter: Mr Hiroaki and Mrs Atsuko Shikanai and the Shikanai Foundation

Supported by:

Ishibashi Foundation

White Rainbow

Pictet & Cie

Japan Foundation

Toshiba International Foundation

Gillies McKenna and Ruth Muschel in honour of Kiyoko Hanaoka

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Giles and Vanessa Campion

Nomura Foundation

The Poleberry Foundation & Martin Dunphy

Japan Society


Thank you to...

The Sumitomo Foundation and The Aurelius Charitable Trust for the support of the conservation of One Hundred Views of New Tokyo

The Suntory Foundation and the J Paul Getty Jr General Charitable Trust for support towards the catalogue



Logo of Official event of the Japan Season of Culture