This alternative art space opened in 2008 and holds a couple of exhibitions a month, focusing mainly on young, up-and-coming artists. It’s not uncommon for artists who are represented by other commercial galleries to exhibit their more experimental work at Ongoing, and you might even get a chance to rub shoulders with the artists themselves at the seminars and live events that are held during exhibitions. The ¥400 entrance fee includes a complimentary cup of tea in the ground floor café; they also do some decent grub, including an 'Ongoing Burger' and laksa noodle soup.


1-8-7 Kichijoji-Higashicho, Musashino, Tokyo

Transport Kichijoji Station (Chuo, Keio Inokashira lines), north exit

Telephone 0422 26 8454

Open 12 noon-11pm (gallery until 9pm) / Mon, Tue

Admission ¥400


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

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