My Favorites

My Tokyo Guide

See something interesting? Click on the heart button in the article to add a page from this site to My Favorites.

Main content starts here.

Updated: October 1, 2019

The Museum of Zen Culture and History 駒澤大学 禅文化歴史博物館

1-23-1 Komazawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo

Everything you wanted to know about the art of Zen

The Museum of Zen Culture and History was established in the Kounkan building, part of Komazawa University.

Comprising of two floors—the lower floor and upper floor—the museum houses both a permanent collection and a temporary one. From learning about Zen musical instruments, to viewing a recreation of the living space of trainee monks, to learning about its origins, be educated in and inspired by the art of Zen.

The Kounkan building itself is also worthy of note—with lightening-shaped walls and a central well—it has been designated a Historical Building by the Tokyo government.

How to Get There

  • Komazawa-daigaku StationDen-en-toshi LineKomazawa Park Exit10 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-16:30

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
    *Last entry 15 minutes before closing



Facility Info

  • Restrooms
  • Wheelchair liftWheelchair accessible elevatorWheelchair loan

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

  • HOME >
  • The Museum of Zen Culture and History