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Art Tower Mito (水戸芸術館)


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.


Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Gokenchou 1-6-8 (Mito / Oarai / HitachinakaArea)

phone 0292278111

9:30-18:00 (extended depending on the event)

Review of Art Tower Mito

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/14 Fascinating tower
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...
Reviewed:2019/01/22 Interesting tower
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...
Reviewed:2018/01/25 Spectacular
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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Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Gokenchou 1-6-8 [map]
Mito / Oarai / HitachinakaArea
9:30-18:00 (extended depending on the event)
Monday (The next day for Public holidays), New Year's Holiday
[Contemporary art gallery/planning admission]

[Tower observation room admission]
[Adult] 200yen
[Child] 100yen
Parking Lot
Available (217 spaces)
* Free up to 30 minutes, 200yen up to 1 hour, 100yen every 30 minutes thereafter
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard)
* Currently, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the tour of the observation room has been canceled for the time being.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Ibaraki Areas


          Just a stone’s throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuen - one of Japan's Three Great Gardens - in spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.