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Updated: April 2, 2018

Asakura Museum of Sculpture, Taito 台東区立朝倉彫塑館

7-18-10 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Visit the home of a leading sculptor, turned into a museum

The Asakura Museum of Sculpture was once Fumio Asakura's residence. As a leading sculptor through Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho (1912-26) and Showa (1926-89) eras, Asakura (1883-1964) had collected countless bronze items, paintings, pottery, and built an extensive library and beautiful gardens at his residence. Not surprisingly, the residence itself is now a national cultural property.

Asakura used his house as a studio when he was living. The residence survived Pacific War, but the studio space has been made more Westernized after modern renovations. The residential space, though, remains in Japanese style.

How to Get There

  • Nippori Sta. | West Exit | 5 mins on foot
    JR Yamanote Line | JR Keihin-Tohoku Line | Keisei Line | Nippori-toneri Liner

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 9:30–16:30 Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours

Price

Adults

¥500

Children

¥250

Cash only |

Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan | Accessible communication formats |

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