Art Tower Mito

Art Museum
The Art Tower Mito is a joint art facility located about 10 minutes by car from Mito Station. It has an art museum with mainly modern art exhibits, a concert hall complete with pipe organ, and a stage for musicals and traditional arts like rakugo. Uniquely composed of equilateral triangular panels, the Symbol Tower features a lookout deck with a view of Mito City and vicinity. You can get a tour of the interior (includes the tower) even as an individual.

Spot details

Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Gokenchou 1-6-8 map map Map
9:30-18:30 (extended depending on special events)
Monday (Tuesday if it is a public holiday), New Year's Holiday
Varies depending on the event
Parking Lot
Available (underground parking 217 spaces, multi-story parking 283 spaces)
*Free for 30 minutes, 200 yen for the first hour, 100 yen for every 30 minutes thereafter
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard)
Not available
Available(IBARAKI-FREE WiFi)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
Note:Varies depending on the event
Estimated stay time
*Varies depending on the event
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (please ask a staff member when using the elevator in the building)
Infant friendly
Possible (unavailable due to special events)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Fascinating tower
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.10.14
    We were pleased to see the tower, and the whole art centre complex, but it was very quiet with not a lot going on. The tower was closed, as was the contemporary art gallery. The foyer with the...
  • Interesting tower
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.01.22
    At first from far away I thought it was a strange looking office building. Then upon inspection getting closer you can see it is just art. It is interesting to say the least, but one visit from us is...
  • Spectacular
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.01.25
    A spectacular 100 meter high tower which is visible around the area and landmarks the actual modern museum site. If you want to go up you do not have to visit the museum itself. You can pay inside...

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