Visit Tokyo’s Top Museums and Attractions with the 2014 Grutto Pass

By The Savvy Team
May 14, 2014
Art & Culture

Tokyo is chock full of interesting things to do, but often those of us who live here take these things for granted, only really seeing the city when we have visitors in town. But the Grutto Pass, which provides free or discounted admission to some 78 museums and other attractions in Tokyo, is a great way to motivate yourself to get out and do some exploring.

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Facilities covered under the Grutto Pass include everything from major, must-see sites to smaller, lesser-known museums and galleries. The National Museum of Nature and Science, the National Museum of Modern Art, Ueno Zoo, the National Art Center, Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum and the Japanese Sword Museum are just a few examples of of places that accept the Grutto Pass.

Nat'l Art Center Tokyo

You can buy your pass for just ¥2,000 at any of these facilities, and it will expire two months after your first use or on March 31, 2015, whichever comes first. Each attraction has its own deal, but many offer free admission, while others will give you a discount. Even if you never make it to all 78 places covered under the pass (let’s face it; most of us won’t), there’s still a good chance it will pay for itself in the long run. And who knows, maybe you’ll even discover a new favorite place to take visitors in the process?

For a full list of facilities covered under the Grutto Pass and details including discounts offered, click here.


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