Befitting its status as a major global metropolis, Tokyo has a lot to offer its residents and visitors.

From world-class dining at its Michelin-starred restaurants, and high-end shopping in Ginza, not to mention its myriad historic temples and gardens, Tokyo has it all. The same can be said for its museums and galleries, which span all genres and eras, not to mention some — ahem — niche subjects. Often it can be hard to decide where to go: a welcome consequence of having an abundance of choice.

To help with this problem, here is a compilation of nine Tokyo museums that more than merit a visit. Naturally, this list is far from complete, hardly touching on Tokyo's many galleries which, on top of often being free, offer frequently changing exhibits from both local artists and international stars.