Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

First opened in 19179, the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art was one of the first exhibition spaces in Tokyo to be dedicated to modern art. Located in a quiet residential area of Shinagawa, the museum building was once the private residence of wealthy industrialist Kunizo Hara.

Today, the museum houses around 1000 artworks – including paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and videos – and includes pieces by renowned international artists including Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, and Jackson Pollock along with many Japanese artists.

In addition to the permanent collection, Hara Museum hosts three to four special exhibitions each year, along with lectures, performances and other events that continue to underscore its importance as one of Tokyo’s leading art institutions.



11:00 to 16:00 / extended to 17:00 on weekends & public holidays

Open daily except Mondays, in-between exhibitions and over the New Year period from Dec.28 to Jan.4

Tickets must be booked in advance via the museum’s website: Adult: JPY1100 / High School & Uni Students: JPY700 / Primary & Junior High School Students: JPY500 / Seniors (70+): JPY550

The museum can be accessed on-foot from the Takanawa Exit of JR Shinagawa Station - taking approximately 15-minutes - or only 5-minutes by taxi. See the museum website for full details


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