Advertising Museum Tokyo

Ginza & Tsukiji

If you see advertising as art, this museum is a spectacle. Run by Dentsu, Japan’s largest advertising agency, this fine collection runs from woodblock-printed handbills from the Edo period via sumptuous art nouveau and art deco Meiji- and Taishō-era works to the best of today. There's English signage throughout, and touch screens to view many classic TV ads.

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4. Shiseido Gallery

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5. Ginza Graphic Gallery

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6. Kabukiza Gallery

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7. Tsukiji Market

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