Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Experience Contemporary Art in a Former Private Residence

Originally the home of the businessman Kunizo Hara, this is a forerunner among Japanese museums solely devoted to contemporary art. The balance between the building, constructed in 1938 based on ideas from European modernism, and the various installations around it makes for a unique space.

The museum has a large collection of liberating and stimulating works by leading artists from the second half of the 20th century and onwards, such as Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Isamu Noguchi, Yoshitomo Nara and Yayoi Kusama. In addition to exhibitions, the museum also holds music and dance performances, artist talks and other events.

At the Café d'Art in the garden, the weekend special "Garden Basket" and the Champagne evening on Wednesdays are perennial favorites.

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
ADDRESS 4-7-25, Kita-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-3445-0651
ACCESS 15-minute walk from Shinagawa Station on the JR Yamanote Line or Keihin Kyuko Line.
Free shuttle bus from Shinagawa Station on Sundays.
OPEN 11:00 - 17:00
CLOSE Mondays (Open on public holidays, and closed the following day instead.), New Year's holidays.
Photo: © Osamu Watanabe