Yamatane Museum of Art





Founded in 1966 as Japan’s first museum to specialise in the exhibition of Japanese paintings, Yamatane Museum of Art was located in Nihonbashi-Kabutocho. The museum focuses on contemporary works, having over 1,800 items in their collection. Thanks to a renovation, they now have two new exhibition halls (one for special exhibitions and one for their permanent exhibition) located on the first basement level of the basement, which together give the museum approximately twice their previous exhibition space; furthermore, a giant moveable wall, incorporated into their new special exhibition hall (a total of 92.5m in length) allows an additional capacity with which to house particularly large-scale exhibits. In addition to offering visitors a chance to view some particularly high-class Japanese works of art, the museum also has its own café – named Cafe Tsubaki – located on the first floor, which offers a special wagashi (Japanese confectionary) and matcha (ceremonial green tea) set that includes sweets produced by Kikuya, a well-established confectionary shop located in Aoyama. However, if matcha isn’t your style, another set well worth trying is the café’s organic coffee and confectionary set, which includes a rice-based sweet made by pâtissier Jun Honma.



3−12−36 Hiroo, Shibuya, Tokyo

Transport Ebisu station (JR Yamanote Line), East exit or Ebisu station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line), exit 2

Telephone 03 5777 8600

Open Tue-Sat 10am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm) / closed Mon and days following nat. holidays, Dec 28-Jan4, and exhibition installations (check website for details)

Admission ¥1,000; ¥800 university/high school students; free junior high school and under


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

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