Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT)

Lonely Planet review

Dedicated to showcasing postwar artists and designers from Japan and abroad, MOT also holds some 3800 pieces exhibited (on rotation) in its permanent collection gallery. These include works by the likes of David Hockney, Sam Francis and Andy Warhol, as well as Japanese artists such as Yokō Tadanori. The building’s stone, steel and wood architecture by Yanagisawa Takahiko is a work of art in its own right – highlights include a sunken garden, V-shaped structural supports and a water-and-stone promenade.

The museum is in Metropolitan Kiba Park. It takes about 10 well-signposted minutes on foot from the subway station.