Tokyo Bunka Kaikan opened in April 1961. It has hosted various opera, ballet and classical concerts by world’s famous artists. It was designed by Kunio Maekawa and is known as a representation of modern architecture. This building includes the main hall with 2,303 seats and the recital hall with 649 seats.
It is known the world over for its “ miraculous” acoustics. And also include a unique library exclusively for music.


The Music Library

The Music Library was established in October 1961 as one of the few libraries exclusively for music. The library's collections mainly cover classical music and also include ethnic, Japanese, dance, and other music genres. They are available for the public to view and listen free of charge.


Park exit of JR Ueno Station
(Keihin Tohoku line, Joban/Narita line, Joban line, Takasaki line, Tohoku line
and Yamanote line)

No.7 exit of Tokyo Metro Ueno Station
(Tokyo Metro Ginza line or Hibiya line)

Park exit of Keisei Ueno Station
(Keisei line)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo Metropolitan Festival Hall)


  • [Opening Hours]

    10:00 – 19:00
    (closing time may vary depending on the hall schedule)

  • [Closed]

    New Year holiday season and maintenance days

  • 5-45, Ueno Koen, Taito-Ku, Tokyo

  • Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Ticket Service +81-3-5685-0650
    10:00-19:00(except the days when the hall is closed)

  • Official website

Facility information

  • Established:1961

  • Restaurant & Café:Available
    Restaurant Forestier
    11:00 - 19:00
    cafe HIBIKI

  • Shop:Available
    Gift Shop
    10:00 - 19:00

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