Shoto Museum of Art2.5
"Shoto Museum of Art" is located in the quiet residential area of Shibuya, designed by Seiichi Shirai, an architect who studied Gothic architecture and early-modern German philosophy at Heidelberg University and the University of Berlin in Germany for 6 years until 1933.
It features a wide-variety of exhibitions such as paintings, sculptures,crafts, and other works of art from across the centuries.The museum also holds "salon exhibitions," mini-exhibitions that showcase artists from or having ties with Shibuya. Additionally, it organizes open exhibitions, displays paintings by local elementary and junior high school students, and provides a space for Shibuya residents to present their works. Besides exhibitions, concerts, lectures, gallery seminars, showing art movies and professional art consultations are held.
The building itself is also notable for its exterior of granite walls, a fountain in the atrium, and a spiral staircase where you can feel Seiichi Shirai’s artistic sense. Enjoy the museum's unique structure and appearance as well as the art works on display.
- a 5-min walk from Shinsen Sta. on Keio Inokashira Line
- a 15-min walk from Shibuya Sta.on JR and Tokyo Metro Subway Line
Opening hours :
From 10:00 to 18:00
*Fridays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Admission : Varies per exhibition or screening
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 14.8km) Google Transit