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Updated: April 2, 2018

SCAI The Bathhouse SCAI THE BATHHOUSE

Cutting-edge art in a traditional setting

Housed inside of a 200-year old bathhouse painted a calming matte white, even before stepping inside this gallery you feel like you are approaching a different world. SCAI's white open spaces create the perfect backdrop to an ever-changing selection of works by contemporary artists from all around the globe.

Located in Yanaka—part of Tokyo's "old town"—SCAI is just one of many galleries and museums in the area. A stroll down the nearby YanakaGinza shopping street will lead you to the Asakura Museum of Sculpture, which is painted black almost as if to contrast with its more modern counterpart. Other inspiring options are the Takehisa Yumeji Museum, which has a nice collection of Taisho-period (1912–1926) portraits, and the homey Shitamachi Museum where you can experience what life used to be like for Tokyoites centuries ago.

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