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Updated: April 2, 2018

21_21 Design Sight 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

Midtown Garden, Tokyo Midtown 9-7-6 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo

If you only visit one design museum in Tokyo, make it this one

If you're a fan of design, then you should definitley schedule in a visit to 21_21 Design Sight. Conveniently located in Roppongi in the center of Tokyo, the museum was designed by the legendary Japanese architect Tadao Ando and the award-winning fashion designer Issey Miyake.


  • The stunning architecture of 21_21 Design Sight's main gallery spaces
  • Special exhibitions focusing on both innovative and classic movements in the worlds of design and architecture

Before entering 21_21 Design Sight, it's worth admiring the beautiful architecture of the main gallery spaces, which are as much a feature of the museum as the exhibits they contain.

Inside the buildings are two large gallery spaces which host a variety of design- and architecture-themed exhibits that, in the words of the museum "hope to redirect our eyes to everyday things and events."

The smaller Gallery 3 space, meanwhile, hosts exhibitions in collaboration with both Japanese and overseas companies that aim to explore and revolutionize design as a medium. These exhibitions tend to be a mix of both forward-looking and retrospective collections.

How to Get There

  • Roppongi Sta. | 5 mins on foot
    Hibiya Line | Chiyoda Line | Oedo Line
  • Nogizaka Sta.
    Chiyoda Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00–19:00 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
  • Last admission: 18:30




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Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Japanese | English |

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