An event space that opened in Harajuku in May 2009 with the aim of functioning as ‘a starting point for human encounters and idea exchange’, Vacant differentiates itself from other event spaces by also serving as an independent art gallery. Operated by event planning organization No Idea, their mission is ‘to make art a greater part of the fabric of everyday life’. In addition to hosting widely varied exhibitions, they also host events such as book fairs, flea markets, theatrical performances and live music. Many of Vacant’s exhibitions display works from a variety of underground artists, making this a particularly exciting spot for anybody interested in learning more about the culture and art of Tokyo’s up-and-coming artists. Unlike most Tokyo galleries, Vacant remains open even between exhibitions and also serves drinks, conspiring to make this one of Tokyo’s regular art hangouts.


3-20-13 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Transport Harajuku station (JR Yamanote Line) or Meiji-jingumae station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line)

Telephone 03 6459 2962

Open Tue-Sun 1-10pm / closed Mon


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

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