"Hara Museum of Contemporary Art" was opened in 1979 in Shinagawa, Tokyo, and it was one of the first museums in Japan that specialized in contemporary art.
The museum has been operating to promote international exchange through contemporary art and provide opportunities for the cultivation of artists.
Situated within a quiet residential area of Shinagawa, the Western-style building was originally built as the private residence of Kunizo Hara. It is also a rare example of a Western-style Japanese residence built during the early-Showa period in the Modernist style with many unique aspects, such as the use of smoothly curving lines to delineate the museum’s courtyard garden.
In addition to three or four exhibitions each year, we hold a variety of events such as lectures and performances, as well as workshops and other educational activities. Besides, there are a glass-enclosed cafe terrace overlooking the courtyard garden and a shop selling Hara Museum's original goods.
a 15-min walk from JR Shinagawa Sta.
a 8-min walk from Kita-Shinagawa Sta. on Keikyu Line
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesdays until 8:00 pm (5:00 pm if a national holiday) (last entry 30 min. before closing)
Closed : on Mondays
Adults 1,100 yen / Students 700 yen [high school and university] / 500 yen [elementary and junior high school]
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 9.1km) Google Transit