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Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art was closed on January 11, 2021 (Monday, National Holiday).

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[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6.0/10.0)

○ Enjoyable
○ Beautiful
△ Relaxing
◎ Unique
△ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see exhibitions of contemporary art
2: to experience the atmosphere of the architecture building in early Showa period designed by Jin Watanabe

Contemporary art museum in calm residential area

If you visit Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, you can see contemporary art works.

It is an art museum of contemporary art.

The private house designed by Jin Watanabe (1887-1973) in 1938 in Showa Period (1926-1989) is now used as an art museum. Art works of regular exhibition are dotted. It is impressive to see art works of regular exhibition such as "Time Link" by Toshio Miyajima (1957-Present) in the museum building and "Incomplete Cube" by Sol Lewitt (1928-2007) in the garden.

"The Dream of Polifilo" (from April 19, 2014 (Saturday) to June 29, 2014 (Sunday)) showed the art works by Mr. Nicolas Buffe (1978-Present) that reflected the influence of European art and American and Japanese animation. It was impressive that story started when entering this museum and developed as visitors went forward. It was wonderful that art works and museum were well harmonized. It provided visitors with interesting experiences with augmented reality.

It opened in 1979. It is a middle-sized private art museum at residential area in Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Shinagawa station.

For information, as an annex, Hara Museum Arc designed by Mr. Arata Isozaki (1931-Present) is located in Ikaho Onsen, Gunma Prefecture.

Event Information

Finished Event Information

"Mika Ninagawa: Self-image"
from January 24, 2015 (Saturday) to May 10, 2015 (Sunday)

"Cy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works on Paper"
from May 23, 2015 (Saturday) to August 30, 2015 (Sunday)

"Time Present -Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection"
from September 12, 2015 (Saturday) to January 11, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Hara Documents 10 Masaharu Sato: Tokyo Trace"
from January 23, 2016 (Saturday) to May 8, 2016 (Sunday)
*During this exhibition, "Sections from the Hara Museum Collection: Trace" is also held at Galleries Ⅲ, Ⅳ, Ⅴ.

from May 28, 2016 (Saturday) to August 21, 2016 (Sunday)

"Kishin Shinoyama -La Maison de rendez-vous-"
from September 3, 2016 (Saturday) to January 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Elizabeth Peyton: Still life"
from January 21, 2017 (Saturday) to May 7, 2017 (Sunday)

"Mika Ninagawa: The days were beautiful"
from May 10, 2017 (Wednesday) to May 19, 2017 (Friday)

"Mercedes-Benz Art Scope 2015-2017: Wondering to Wonder -Taro Izumi | Menja Stevenson | Tokihiro Sato-"
from May 27, 2017 (Saturday) to August 27, 2017 (Sunday)

"Keiichi Tahara: Photosynthesis with Min Tanaka"
from September 9, 2017 (Saturday) to December 24, 2017 (Sunday)

"My Favorites: Toshio Hara Selects from the Permanent Collection"
from January 6, 2018 (Saturday) to June 3, 2018 (Sunday)

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

"LEE KIT -We used to be sensitive.-"
from September 16, 2018 (Sunday) to December 24, 2018 (Monday, Substitute Holiday)

"Sophie Calle, Exquisite Pain from the Hara Museum Collection"
from January 5, 2019 (Saturday) to March 28, 2019 (Thursday)

from March 29, 2019 (Friday) to March 31, 2019 (Sunday)

"The Nature Rules: Dreaming of Earth Project"
from April 13, 2019 (Saturday) to July 28, 2019 (Sunday)

from August 10, 2019 (Saturday) to January 13, 2020 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura, Tokyo 2020"
from January 25, 2020 (Saturday) to July 12, 2020 (Sunday)

"Mercedes-Benz Art Scope 2018-2020"
from July 23, 2020 (Thursday, National Holiday) to September 6, 2020 (Sunday)

"Time Flows: Reflections by 5 Artists"
from September 19, 2020 (Saturday) to January 11, 2021 (Monday, National Holiday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 1 hour 30 minutes in a regular pace, about 1 hour in a fast pace and about 2 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This museum opens from 11:00 to 17:00 (last entry: 16:30). On Wednesday that is not a national holiday, it opens from 11:00 to 20:00 (last entry: 19:30).

Closed Day
It closes on every Monday, year-end and new year holiday, and change-of-exhibition period.

Admissions Fee
It is 1,100-yen for adults, 700-yen for university students and high school students, and 500-yen for junior high school students and elementary school students.

It takes about 15 minutes from Shinagawa Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
○ Shinagawa Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Keihin-Tohoku Line, Tokaido Main Line, Yokosuka Line)
○ Shinagawa Station (JR Tokai: Tokaido Shinkansen)
○ Shinagawa Station (Keikyu: Main Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
◎ With Children

Name in English
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Name in Roman Letters
Hara Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese

4-7-25, Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo, 140-0001, Japan

Telephone Number



Purpose: Architecture

Purpose: Art

Purpose: Contemporary Art

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