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Updated: April 2, 2018

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

1-23-1 Komazawa Setagaya-ku 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 Sta. | Komazawa Park Exit | 10 mins on foot
    Den-en-toshi Line


Opening Hours

  • 10:00–16:30 Mon–Fri
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours
  • Last admission: 16:15



Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Wheelchair lift | Wheelchair accessible elevator | Wheelchair loan |

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