Nezu Museum

Enjoy a Traditional Landscape Garden and National Treasures in Fashionable Omotesando

Based on the collection of the industrialist Nezu Kaichiro, this museum specializes in antiques from the Far East. The collection of over 6800 pieces includes paintings, sculptures, pottery, lacquer ware, bamboo crafts and textiles, but above all seven National Treasures, one of which, Ogata Korin's iconic folding screen Irises, is displayed from mid-April to mid-May every year.

Another highlight is the magnificent Japanese garden with a pool and four teahouses. Many visitors are surprised that such a quiet spot can exist just a stone's throw from the busy fashion boutiques of Omotesando. After looking at the collection, it's great to relax at the café with a view of the garden.

Nezu Museum
ADDRESS 6-5-1 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-3400-2536
ACCESS 8-minute walk from Omotesando Station, Exit 5, on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Hanzomon Line and Chiyoda Line.
OPEN 10:00 - 17:00
CLOSE Mondays (Open on public holidays, and closed the following day instead.), New Year's holidays, and during exhibition installations.
Photo: © FUJITSUKA Mitsumasa