Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT)

Museum in Asakusa & Sumida River

For a primer in the major movements of post-WWII Japanese art, a visit to the permanent collection gallery here should do the trick - it's reopening after major renovations in March 2019. Temporary exhibitions, on changing subjects (including fashion, architecture and design) cost extra. The building’s stone, steel and wood architecture by Yanagisawa Takahiko is a work of art in its own right.

The museum is on the edge of Kiba-kōen, a well-signposted 10-minute walk from the subway station.