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Updated: October 1, 2019

Nezu Museum 根津美術館

6-5-1 Minami Aoyama, Minato City, Tokyo

An oasis of Japanese and Asian art

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.

Tips

  • Explore exhibitions with widely different themes seven times a year
  • Strolling through the 17,000 square meter Japanese landscape garden
  • Lunch or tea at the Nezu Cafe inside the garden, with stunning views on three sides

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.

How to Get There

  • Omote-sando StationGinza LineChiyoda LineHanzomon Line8 min on foot

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundaysHolidays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
    *Varies depending on screening or exhibition schedule
    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: MondaysNew Year's holidaysIf a scheduled closing falls on a public holiday, the facility will remain open on the holiday and close the next day.
    *Note: The museum closes for 10-14 days in between exhibitions.

Price

VisaJCBMasterCardAMEX

Varies per exhibition or screening

Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesNon-smoking areasParking
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Disabled parkingAutomatic doorsHandrailsElevatorWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsToilet with handrailsDiaper changing facilitiesBaby chair/high chairWheelchair loanStroller loan

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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