Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Photo: Hara Museum of Contemporary Art – yisris / CC BY 2.0

Situated within a quiet residential area of Shinagawa, Tokyo, this contemporary art museum hosts nearly 1000 works showcasing an array of prolific artists from across Japan and from around the world. To complement its rotating art exhibition, it also showcases lively music and gigs to support the cultivation of young artists.You can also stop by their Cafe d'Art and gaze upon the views of the garden that spread out before you.



4-7-25 Kita Shinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo (Directions)


11:00 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
Holidays 11:00 - 17:00


¥500 - ¥1000

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General Amenities

  • Live music
  • Restroom
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shops
  • Free parking


5 minutes by taxi or 15 minutes on foot from JR Shinagawa Station (Takanawa Exit). Or from the same station, take the No. 96 bus for Gotanda Station, get off at the first stop (Gotenyama) and walk for 3 minutes. Limited parking.

How to walk to the museum:Take the Takanawa (West) exit of Shinagawa Station, go down the stairs, cross the street in the direction of Shinagawa Prince Hotel, turn left (with the station to your back) and walk for about 10 minutes. The sidewalk will gently slope uphill and curve to right. You will see Tokyo Marriott Hotel on the opposite side of the street. When you reach the Gotenyama Koban-mae intersection (where there is a police box), cross the street to your left and walk straight down the small street for about 200 meters. The Hara Museum will be on your left.

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