Encounter the Diversity of Japanese Contemporary Art

Art Week Tokyo is an annual showcase of the creativity and diversity of the Japanese contemporary art scene. Unfolding across one of the world’s great cities, the four-day event will deliver a new experience of art in Tokyo through unprecedented access to 50 leading galleries, museums, and other venues. Set against a backdrop of cutting-edge architecture, design, fashion, food, and nightlife, the concentration of original programming on offer will make Art Week Tokyo the first destination for contemporary art in Asia and beyond.

Art Week Tokyo is organized by Japan Contemporary Art Platform with support from the Agency for Cultural Affairs and Art Basel in cooperation with CADAN (Contemporary Art Dealers Association Nippon).

Event Details

November 4―7, 2021
AWT Information Center 5-4-30 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

* Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery and Watari-um open from 11am.


  • Artizon Museum
  • Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery 
  • Mori Art Museum
  • Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • Artizon Museum
  • Mori Art Museum
  • The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery 
  • Tokyo Photographic Art Museum



Art Mobile
All participating venues of Art Week Tokyo will be connected via Art Mobile, with four bus routes servicing different areas of the city. Each route will connect between 11 and 15 venues, with buses running every 15 minutes from 10am to 6pm. Buses may be boarded at any stop along the route, and are operated with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in place, including constant ventilation, limited use of seats, preparation of alcohol disinfectant, and use of masks by all staff.

Moving Voices
Art Week Tokyo has invited the international curator Yung Ma, artistic director of this year’s Seoul Mediacity Biennale, to organize special artist projects for each of Art Mobile’s four bus routes. Titled “Moving Voices,” Ma’s project turns the bus into a unique site for performative intervention. Representing a range of backgrounds and generations, the participating artists and collectives are Group Ongaku (formed 1960), Yuko Mohri (born 1980), Mieko Shiomi (born 1938), and Akira Takayama (born 1969). They will contribute both new and historic works dealing with voice, sound, and movement.*

* A smartphone and headphones are required for appreciating the works by Group Ongaku and Akira Takayama.


Valid for one day
Valid for one day, two people
Valid for four days
Valid for one day, includes original tote (limited availability)

All AWT Passes provide:

  • Unlimited rides on AWT buses
  • Reduced admission at participating museums upon presentation
  • Free for junior high school students and under