This museum is the former house and atelier of Asakura Fumio (1883-1964), who was a leading figure in modern Japanese sculpture. The three-level building – designed by the artist in 1936 – melds modernism and traditional Japanese architecture. The centrepiece is a delightful rock and water garden, also designed by the artist. From the rooftop garden you can see just how low-rise Yanaka is compared with the rest of Tokyo.

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7-18-10 Yanaka, Taito-ku

Transport Nippori Station (Yamanote line), west exit

Telephone 03 3821 4549

Open 9.30am-4.30pm / closed Mon & Thu

Admission Admission ¥500; ¥250 concessions


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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