Haseko Mansion Museum (Photo: アラツク / CC BY-SA 4.0)
Haseko Mansion Museum (Photo: アラツク / CC BY-SA 4.0)
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Tama City - Museums & Galleries

A burst of the contemporary & historical


A famous and sought after residential area it may be, but Tama City manages to offer up an interesting mix of contemporary museums that combine obvious corporate promotion with scientific and educational value. From architecture and construction to communications and modern art, here is an introduction to the museums and galleries of Tama City and how to reach them.

Haseko Mansion Museum

In support of the Haseko Corporation and their construction and design history, the Haseko Mansion Museum traces the history of the company and the future in condominiums. With plenty of exhibits, pictures and video footage, modern Japan's love affair with contemporary residences is on full display.

An 8-minute walk from Tama Center Station on the Tama Monorail Line.

KDDI Art Gallery

Situated next to the communication technology-fest of the KDDI Museum, the KDDI Art Gallery displays a series of art works that are strongly contrasted with the high-tech the KDDI Corporation is usually known for. Featured international artists include Theodore Rousseau, Maurice de Vlaminc, Emile Galle and Daum Freres.

An 8-minute walk from Tama Center Station on the Tama Monorail Line.

Tama Art University Museum

Not only does the Tama Art University Museum work as a research institute but the results of that research often end up as exhibitions here. Unabashedly contemporary, the focus here is on new interpretations, while also holding lectures and workshops for both students and the general public.

A 6-minute walk from Odakyu Tama Center Station on the Odakyu Tama Line.

Tokyo Metropolitan Archaeological Centre

Far beyond the famous Edo period, Japan's history extends reaches back 10,000 years into the Jomon period. The Tokyo Metropolitan Archaeological Center features exhibits about the Jomon people who lived in the Tama region, including genuine Jomon artefacts and reconstructions of ancient architecture.

A 5-minute walk from the East Exit of Keio Tama-Center Station on the Keio Sagamihara Line.


Join the discussion

Elena Lisina 2 years ago
From this list I'd choose Tokyo Metropolitan Archaeological Center!
Sleiman Azizi Author 2 years ago
It has its appeal, that's for sure.
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