Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum2.6
The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum was built in 1933 as the residence of Prince and Princess Asaka, who had visited and studied in Paris in the 1920s, and opened as a museum to public in 1983. The interior design is decorated in the Art Deco style, from the wall decorations to the furniture to the lighting fixtures. Its modern elegance is breathtaking. Interiors are designed by prolific French artist Henri Rapin and intricate glasswork by René Lalique.
The Former Prince Asaka Residence was designated a national Important Cultural Property in 2015 as a superb building that adopted art techniques from foreign cultures.
The house was renovated in 2014, and an annex was added with two permanent exhibition spaces, a cafe, and a shop. Surrounding these two buildings are extensive gardens containing a Japanese-style garden with a traditional teahouse, a European-style garden that offers delightful cherry-blossom viewing in spring, and expansive lawns with sculptures to see, as well as a modern restaurant.
Opening Times: 10:00-18:00 （Last admission at 17:30)
Closed: 2nd and 4th Wednesday, New Year Holidays
7 mins walk from Meguro Station on the JR Yamanote Line (East Exit) and the Tokyu Meguro Line (Main Gate).
6 mins walk from Shirokanedai Station (Exit 1) on the Toei Mita Line and Tokyo Metro.
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 11.4km) Google Transit