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Japan’s Art Festivals and Exhibitions in Tokyo in 2024

  • Grace Angelique
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  • February 21, 2024
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  • 4 minute read
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Japan’s Art Festivals and Exhibitions in Tokyo in 2024

Explore the vibrant art scene of Tokyo in 2024 with our comprehensive guide. Discover top exhibitions, iconic museums, and hidden gems in the city’s art world.

Key Takeaways
  • Ranging from historical figures like Hōn'ami Kōetsu to modern artists like Henri Matisse.
  • Visit renowned venues like Tokyo National Museum and The National Art Center.
  • Experience a unique mix of traditional Japanese art and contemporary artistic expressions.

Top Art Exhibitions in Tokyo in 2024

Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital, is a hub of artistic expression and creativity. In 2024, the city hosts many art festivals and exhibitions, showcasing everything from modern installations to historical retrospectives. This guide will take you through the most anticipated events in Tokyo’s art scene for 2024.

Major Art Exhibitions and Festivals

The Shin-Hanga: The Great Endeavor of Watanabe Shozaburo

  • Date: January 26 – March 18, 2024
  • Location: Shimane Art Museum
  • Highlights: Featuring shin-hanga prints from the Watanabe Woodblock Prints collection​​.

Takashi Murakami Mononoke Kyoto

  • Date: February 3 – September 1, 2024
  • Location: Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art Higashiyama Cube
  • Highlights: Murakami’s major solo show with around 170 works inspired by Kyoto​​.

Nakahira Takuma: Burn–Overflow

  • Date: February 6 – April 7, 2024
  • Location: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • Highlights: A re-examination of Nakahira’s career with over 400 photographs​​.


  • Date: March 6 – June 3, 2024
  • Location: The National Art Center, Tokyo
  • Highlights: A collection of works by international creators addressing 21st-century issues​​.

Chiharu Shiota Exhibition

  • Date: September 14 – December 1, 2024
  • Location: Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka
  • Highlights: Shiota’s first major retrospective in her hometown in 16 years​​.

Dogo Art 2023

  • Date: Until February 29, 2024
  • Location: Matsuyama, Ehime
  • Highlights: Contemporary artists create works for venues around Dogo Onsen​​.

Last Snow: Sapporo International Art Festival 2024

  • Date: January 20 – February 25, 2024
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido
  • Highlights: Exploring art, technology, and science with around 50 artists​​.

Tokyo Gendai

  • Date: July 5 – July 7, 2024
  • Location: Yokohama, Tokyo
  • Highlights: International contemporary art fair with over 80 galleries​​.

Northern Alps Art Festival 2024

  • Date: September 13 – November 4, 2024
  • Location: Omachi, Nagano
  • Highlights: Outdoor installations and site-specific works by contemporary artists​​.

Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2024

  • Date: February 2 – February 18, 2024
  • Location: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
  • Highlights: An international festival of moving images and art​​.

8th Yokohama Triennale

  • Date: March 15 – June 9, 2024
  • Location: Yokohama Museum of Art
  • Highlights: The theme “Wild Grass: Our Lives” with 67 artists and groups participating​​.

Art Exhibitions in Tokyo

Van Gogh Alive

  • Date: January 6 – March 31, 2024
  • Location: Warehouse Terrada G1 Building
  • Highlights: Immersive exhibition featuring over 3,000 works by Vincent van Gogh​​.

The Wright Imperial Hotel at 100: Frank Lloyd Wright and the World

  • Date: January 11 – March 10, 2024
  • Location: Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art
  • Highlights: Wright’s interactions with diverse cultures through his architecture​​.

Dig Shibuya 2024

  • Date: January 12 – January 14, 2024
  • Location: Spotify O-East, and Shibuya area
  • Highlights: Merging technology and art in various Shibuya locations​​.

The Artistic Cosmos of Hon’ami Kōetsu

  • Date: January 16 – March 10, 2024
  • Location: Tokyo National Museum
  • Highlights: Koetsu’s multifaceted artistic achievements​​.

Glass Tableware in Still Life: Yoko Andersson Yamano and 18 Painters

  • Date: January 17 – March 24, 2024
  • Location: Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
  • Highlights: A collaboration of Japanese and Swedish artists on glass tableware​​.

Frontiers of Impressionism: Paintings from the Worcester Art Museum

  • Date: January 27 – April 7, 2024
  • Location: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
  • Highlights: The impact of Impressionism in Europe and America​​.

Tokyo in 2024 offers an incredible array of art exhibitions and festivals, reflecting the city’s diverse and vibrant art scene. From modern art collections to historical retrospectives, these events provide a window into the rich tapestry of Japanese culture and art. Tokyo’s 2024 art scene promises an enriching and unforgettable experience.

Grace Angelique

Grace Angelique

An accomplished Art News Journalist with a decade of experience, Grace has passionately covered global art events, exhibitions, and emerging trends. With a keen eye for aesthetics and a pulse on the art world's undercurrents, Grace has crafted compelling narratives that bridge art and its societal impacts. Her work has graced major publications, offering readers a fresh perspective on contemporary art and its evolving landscape.

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