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Enjoy a night-time summer of arts and culture at four metropolitan museums in Tokyo

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Your summer is about to get more interesting with arts and culture! Four metropolitan museums in Tokyo will extend their opening hours until 9 p.m. on mainly Fridays starting from July 19 until Aug 31. The visitors of “Summer Night Museum” can also enjoy discounts on entry fees (it’s free for students with valid student ID), special events such as mini-concerts and interesting talk sessions. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy art and museum at night after school, work and sightseeing around Tokyo.

Participating museums:

Here are some recommended exhibitions.

“Permanent Exhibition Gallery”

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Where: Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum
When: After 5 p.m. on July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Cost: Adults: ¥480 / Seniors (65 and over): ¥240 / Students: free

“Tokyo 150 years”

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Where: Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum
When: After 5 p.m. on Aug 10, 17, 24, 31
Cost: Included in permanent exhibition admission fee

“Benches of the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples: Human Imagination and Wildlife”

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Where: Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
When: After 5 p.m. on July 20, 27;  Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Cost: Adults: ¥960 / Seniors (65 and over): ¥480 / Students: free

“Foujita: A Retrospective ― Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of his Death”

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Where: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
When: Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Cost: Adults: ¥1,600 / Seniors (65 and over): ¥1,000 / College Students: ¥1,300 / High School Students: ¥800

“BENTO—Design for Eating, Gathering and Communicating”

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Where: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
When: After 5 p.m. on July 27;  Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Cost: Adults: ¥600 / Students: free

“TOP Collection: Learning Into the Pictures”

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Where: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
When: After 6 p.m. on July 19, 20, 26, 27;  Aug 2, 3
Cost: Adults: ¥400 / Seniors (65 and over): ¥200 / Students: free

“World Press Photo 2018”

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Where: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
When: July 19, 20, 26, 27;  Aug 2, 3
Cost: Adults: ¥800 / College Students: ¥600 / Seniors (65 and over), High School and Junior High School Students: ¥400

“SUGIURA kunié: Aspiring Experiments New York in 50 years”

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Where: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
When: After 6 p.m. on July 26, 27;  Aug 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
Cost: Adults: ¥720 / Seniors (65 and over): ¥560 / Students: free

“The Magic Lantern: A Short History of Light and Shadow”

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Where: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
When: After 6 p.m. on Aug 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
Cost: Adults: ¥400 / Seniors (65 and over): ¥200 / Students: free

“TOP Collection: Learning The Fragments of Dreams”

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Where: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
When: After 6 p.m. on Aug 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
Cost: Adults: ¥400 / Seniors (65 and over): ¥200 / Students: free

If you want to feel summer breeze in an old Tokyo environment at a night time, the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Tokyo's Koganei city is also hosting a special summer night event.

“Downtown Summer Night Breeze: A Museum Festival”

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Where: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
When: Aug 4, 5, 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Within the admission fee

If you would like to learn more about Summer Night Museum 2018, please visit the official website:

http://www.rekibun.or.jp/en/nightmuseum2018/

Note: The above-mentioned exhibitions can also be viewed during regular museum hours. See each website for more details.

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