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Updated: January 14, 2021
In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities around Tokyo may change their operating days or hours. In addition, some events may be canceled or postponed. Please check official facility or event websites for the latest updates and information.
The Nezu Museum, dedicated to a vast collection of over 7,400 works of Japanese and East Asian art, synthesizes traditional art forms, modern Japanese architecture, and a Japanese landscape garden into one harmonious complex.
*The museum admission fee is required for use of the garden and cafe.
The wide range of works in the permanent collection include, calligraphy, painting, ceramics and textiles, with a strong focus on Buddhist art. Special exhibitions change every four to six weeks.
As well as the art, there is the expansive Japanese garden, which is a reason in itself to visit. Find a moment of peace while ambling along the garden paths surrounded by ponds, streams, garden lanterns and well-preserved tea houses.
The museum was originally commissioned by Nezu Kaichiro, a Japanese industrialist and passionate art lover and collector, and opened its doors for the first time in 1941. The reconstructed building, which opened in 2009, was designed by internationally renowned architect Kengo Kuma.
An eight-minute walk from the bustling fashion district of Omotesando, you can access the museum conveniently via the Hanzomon, Ginza, and Chiyoda subway lines from Omote-sando Station. Note that the museum is closed on Mondays.
Note: You must enter the museum in order to access the gardens and cafe.
Varies per exhibition or screening
For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.