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Updated: October 1, 2019


1F K's Minami Aoyama Building 6-6-20 Minami Aoyama, Minato City, Tokyo

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A museum dedicated to the lipstick that shaped Japan’s cosmetic culture

Established in Aoyama in the year 2003, the Beni Museum is a museum dedicated to beni, a quintessentially Japanese red lipstick. Derived from the benibana, or safflower, this luxurious and cherished shade of red grew to prominence in the late Edo period (1603-1867) and became integral to Japanese beauty and makeup culture.

You can learn all about beni's history and manufacturing process, as well as Japan's makeup culture, in the exhibition room before making your way to the experience salon to try it on for yourself. If you like what you see, be sure to pick up a stick or two, as it’s one of the only places in Japan you can still get your hands on it.

How to Get There

  • Omote-sando StationGinza LineChiyoda LineHanzomon LineExit B112 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-18:00

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: MondaysNew Year's holidaysIrregularIf a scheduled closing falls on a public holiday, the facility will remain open on the holiday and close the next day.



FreeVaries per exhibition or screening

Facility Info

  • RestroomsNon-smoking areas
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Wheelchair rampElevatorMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsToilet with handrailsBreast feeding roomAccessible communication formats

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

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