Hara Museum
Shinagawa: Art museum
Hara Museum: Shinagawa
Shinagawa / Art museum
Open 11am-5pm (Wed -8pm). Closed Mondays.
Entrance fee Y1,000
Average visit time: 20-60 minutes

Originally built in 1938 as a private home for businessman Kunizo Hara, the elegant Bauhaus-influenced building was converted to use as a museum in 1979. It plays host to five or six yearly exhibitions of contemporary Japanese and international art, as well as lectures and live musical performances of an arty nature. There are also a number of permanent installations in the main building, and sculptures by Sol LeWitt and Lee Ufan in the courtyard.

Desserts, coffee and alcoholic beverages are served in the cafe looking out over the courtyard. The museum shop is quite a bit bigger than average, and sells a wide range of goods - watches and neckties, glassware and Moomin-themed ceramics, incense, wind chimes, mousepads and skateboards among them.

Kita-Shinagawa 4-7-25.
15 min. from Shinagawa (JR)
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