• Cancelled

Debut Program

  • Kids / Youth ,
  • Visual Art / Media Art ,
  • Workshop
Due to the concern regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and due to the safety and health for the participants and staffs, we have announced to cancel the program scheduled on Friday, March 20.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and kindly ask for your understanding. We will announce on this website when the program re-opens. (02/27/2020)

Program for first-time museum goers encouraging them to think of museums as a fun and exciting place

The Museum Starter Pack is designed to help participants explore and enjoy the nine museums in and around Ueno Park. Once participants have learnt how to use their packs, they will set out with a special Art Communicator guide. For all sessions, participants can choose between the “Exhibition Appreciation Course” and the “Children’s Architecture Tour.”

Course introduction

Exhibition Appreciation Course
Once participants have received and learnt how to use their Museum Starter Pack, they will visit an ongoing exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum with “Art Communicators”.

Children’s Architecture Tour
Once participants have received and learnt how to use their Museum Starter Pack, they’re ready for the Children’s Architecture Tour! Children will take a tour of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, designed by the master of modern Japanese architecture, Kunio Mayekawa.


Students (elementary school to high school) who are taking part in the iUeno program for the first time and do not have Museum Starter Packs
Parents/guardians of participating students
*Free participation for children


(1)Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:00 – 11:30 / 13:00 – 14:30
(2)Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:00 – 11:30 / 13:00 – 14:30
(3)Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:00 – 11:30 / 13:00 – 14:30
(4)Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:00 – 11:30 / 13:00 – 14:30
(5)Friday, March 20 (public holiday), 2019 10:00 – 11:30 / 13:00 – 14:30


(1)140 people/70 pairs per session of eligible children with their parent/guardian
(2)-(5)70 people/35 pairs per session of eligible children with their parent/guardian

How to apply

Please fill out the application form on the official website.

*To be decided by lottery if oversubscribed.
*Children may participate in the Exhibition Appreciation Course and Children’s Architecture Course alone. Parents/guardians are required to participate in a guidance session.
*One application only per scheduled session. Subsequent applications will automatically be invalidated.

Application period
(1) Wednesday, June 5 – Wednesday, July 10, 2019
(2) Friday, August 9 – Thursday, September 12, 2019
(3) Tuesday, September 24 – Monday, October 14, 2019
(4) Friday, November 1 – Thursday, November 21, 2019
(5) Tuesday, January 21 – Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Museum Start iUeno (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum & Tokyo University of the Arts)
TEL: 03-3823-6921 (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum office)


Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo University of the Arts
Co-organized by
The Ueno Royal Museum, Ueno Zoological Gardens, The National Museum of Nature and Science, International Library of Children's Literature, National Diet Library/ The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan