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Yayoi Kusama Museum

A Precious Museum Where the Works of Yayoi Kusama can Always be Appreciated

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Museum

This museum is filled with the works of the world-famous artist, Yayoi Kusama.
Enter Kusama’s world through polka-dotted glass doors in this urban, refined white 5-story building.

It is a valuable museum where Yayoi Kusama’s works can be appreciated anytime in Tokyo. The reception desk and museum shop are on the 1st floor, the 2nd and 3rd floors hold exhibition galleries, and the 4th floor has installations. The 5th floor features a rooftop gallery with a browsing space where you can peruse related reading material.

Each work has its own power. The world of Yayoi Kusama, as reflected on these white walls, is overwhelming.
Besides Kusama’s characteristic polka-dot patterns, you can see works from past exhibitions, going back to her days as a young girl growing up in Matsumoto, a city in Nagano Prefecture.

Entry dates and times, as well as visitor capacity, is restricted at this museum. On the 1st of every month, reservations are taken for up to 2 months in advance, only on the website.
Since visitor capacity is limited to 90-minute time slots, it never gets crowded. Although the building isn’t so large, there is enough space to appreciate the art, so it’s a popular place.

Each floor of the museum is basically reached by going one way up the stairs, and down the elevator. (*Depending on the exhibition, this viewing route is subject to change.)
Especially on sunny days, be sure to take in the panoramic views of Tokyo from the 5th floor before going down to the 1st floor, where limited items are sold. They make ideal souvenirs!

  • Entry times and capacity are reserved. (every 90 minutes)
  • Tickets to the museum are only available on the website.
  • Be sure to check the latest exhibition schedule on the website.

Highlights

  • The works of world-famous artist Yayoi Kusama are concentrated in this museum.
  • Envisioned as Yayoi Kusama’s world, it’s popular with overseas visitors as well as Japanese.
  • The works are reflected on white walls in this space, overflowing with her powerful energy.
  • Since the time, date and capacity are reserved (in 90-minute time slots), you can take time going around the museum.
  • Because you must wait outside the museum before the reserved hour entry time, we recommend arriving just before your appointed hour of admission.
  • The list of works on exhibit and the museum pamphlet are bilingual (Japanese & English).
  • Unique polka-dot mirrors stretch across the elevators and restrooms.
  • At the 1F entrance, limited items such as sweets and handkerchiefs can be purchased.

Photos

  • The 1st floor Exterior
Photo by Shintaro Ono (Nippon Design Center, Inc.)

    The 1st floor Exterior Photo by Shintaro Ono (Nippon Design Center, Inc.)

  • The Exterior of Yayoi Kusama Museum
Photo by Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

    The Exterior of Yayoi Kusama Museum Photo by Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

Reviews

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  • 陳盈燕

    大師的作品並沒有很多,坦白說有點失望

  • 張玉蕎

    如果是草間彌生的粉絲一定要去參觀,雖然沒有很大約一個小時就可以參觀完,但是能夠看到大師所設計的作品,心裡依然相當的感動

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Health and Sanitation Measures

  • Alcohol sanitizer.

  • Mask-wearing.

  • Social Distancing.

※as of September, 2020

Details

Name in Japanese
草間彌生美術館
Postal Code
162-0851
Address
107 Benten-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
e-mail
info@yayoikusamamuseum.jp
Closed
Regular weekly closed day. Irregular exhibition preparation term and museum maintenance period. New Year’s holidays. Please check the official website for the latest schedule for opening day.
Business Hours
11:00am-5:30pm
*Note: Entry dates, times and capacity are reserved and tickets are only sold on the Museum website.
Admission
General: 1,100 yen (tax included); Primary through High School Students: 600 yen (tax included); *Note: Children under primary school age are free.
Access
1. About 6 minutes on foot from the East Exit of Ushigome-yanagicho Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
2. About 7 minutes on foot from Exit 1 of Waseda Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line
Official Website
Official Website (English)