Hara Museum

  • Exhibition & Event Information


    Mami Kosemura: Phantasies Over Time
    June 16 (Saturday) - September 2 (Sunday), 2018

    =Related Event=

    Screening Every Wednesday Evening
    July 11 until August 29 (each Wednesday) 17:00 - 20:00

    =Upcoming Exhibitions=

    Lee Kit: We used to be more sensitive.
    September 16 (Sunday) - December 24 (Monday/national holiday), 2018
    *Details will be followed soon.

    Sophie Calle, "Exquisite Pain" from the Hara Museum Collection(tentative title)
    January - March, 2019
    *Details will be followed soon.


    Performing Art of Yann Tomita at Hara Museum
    August 25 (Saturday) and 26 (Sunday)

    Guided Tours
    Free Japanese-language tours are given by a museum curator every Sunday and national holiday, starting at 2:30 and lasting about 30 minutes. No reservation is required. Free mini-tours in English are also available on a periodic basis. Please enquire at the admission counter on the day of your visit.

    Museum Opening Hours

    Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm (last entry until 4:30 pm)
    Wednesday until 8:00 pm (except on national holidays / last entry until 7:30 pm)
    *Museum cafe and shop are also open during the museum opening hours.
    *New LED lighting system is installed in the museum front garden (supervised by Shozo Toyohisa).
    *Please note that opening days and hours may change under unexpected circumstances.
    Please check our website or call us at 03-3445-0651 for updates.
    (as of April, 2014)
  • Address
    Tokyo 140-0001
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  • Directions
    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 3 minutes. Limited parking.
    *visit the website of Bureau of Transportation, Tokyo Metropolitan Government for information on public bus transportation.
    http://tobus.jp (in Japanese only)

    How to walk to the museum:
    Take the Takanawa (West) exit of Shinagawa Station, go down the stairs, cross the crosswalk towards the Shinagawa Prince hotel, turn left (the station is on your back) and walk towards Gotanda Stataion for about 10 minutes. You will see Gloria Chapel and Gotenyama Trust City on your left as you walk the sidewalk which gently slopes uphill and curves to right. When you reach the Gotenyama Koban-mae intersection (near the Police box), cross the crosswalk on your left and walk towards the residential area for about 200 meters. You will see the Hara Museum on your left.

    *From Haneda Airport, Shinagawa station is about 23 minutes by Keikyu (Keihin Kyuko) Line.
    For further details, please visit the websites of the Haneda Airport.

  • Hours
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesdays until 8:00 pm *last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed
  • Admission
    General 1,100yen Students 700yen [high school & university] or 500yen [elementary and junior high school] Seniors (70 and over with ID) 550 yen; Free for Museum members & students through high school every Saturday during school terms. 100 yen discount per person for groups of 20 or more.* Admission is half-price for visitors with a Japanese Physical Disability ID and free for one caregiver. * The admission fee is required for those visiting the cafe or museum shop only.
  • Parking Lot
    Packing capacity: 6 cars
  • Barrier Free Information
    Please note that because the Hara Museum building was originally a personal residence built in 1938, certain structures within it, such as uneven surfaces and stairways, do not meet barrier-free standards.
  • For Wheelchair Users
    * A wheelchair-accessible toilet is located on the first floor.
    * All efforts will be made to provide assistance at the museum entrance (to provide a ramp, etc.).
    Please note that depending on staff availability, assistance may not be immediately provided.
    * The second floor is reached by staircase only (there is no elevator).
  • For Visitors with Small Children
    * A diaper-changing table is available in the wheelchair-accessible toilet on the first floor.
    * Baby strollers are not allowed within the museum and Cafe d'Art. They may be left at the reception counter.
    * Small children should be held by the hand while inside the museum.


  • Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
    The Hara Museum was founded as a contemporary art museum for the introduction of the most cutting-edge culture, covering art, design, architecture, music and dance. Built in the style of European modernism of the 1930s (the building was originally designed by Jin Watanabe and completed in 1938), the museum is a rare example of early Showa architecture.
  • The Museum Shop at Hara Museum
    The Museum Shop, located within the museum, carries a wide variety of original goods, design items, and art products, providing the newest styles that make the enjoyment of art into daily life.
    NOTE: access to the museum shop requires museum admission.
  • Cafe d'Art at Hara Museum
    The Cafe d'Art provides a peaceful respite to the visually satiated visitor. Here they can enjoy the Cafes original Image Cake and other foods prepared using fresh, seasonal ingredients. The Cafe d'Art is also available for garden parties.
    NOTE: access to the museum cafe requires museum admission.
    11:00-17:00 Last order 16:30 Wednesdays until 20:00 (except when Wednesday is a national holiday). Last order19:30

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