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Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Hara Bijutsukan)

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Stunning Building and Grounds

Very pleasant surprise - so glad I made the effort to find the museum - tucked in behind the... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Good for what it is

This museum operates in what was built as a modestly-sized personal home relative to European or... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Oct 6, 2018
“Stunning Building and Grounds”
Aug 19, 2017
“Good exhibits and lovely cafe”
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4-7-25 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa 140-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant surprise - so glad I made the effort to find the museum - tucked in behind the Marriott Tokyo - the building (originally a house) has great design - the exhibition was a bit odd - but it was very quiet and worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank wstokes1965
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

I have been to three art exhibitions here and enjoyed the content very much. The cafe is a great place to relax, looking over the green lawn garden.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jtyokansi
Reviewed July 30, 2017

This museum operates in what was built as a modestly-sized personal home relative to European or American norms, although a rather spectacular one because of its architecture. It stands to reason that display space within the museum is limited. What you see inside is completely...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank chuckt709
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Very poor verity. Mostly tiny paintings. The outdoor exhibition is very poor. Waste of time. Was the worst of all museums we visited in Japan. Even commercial galleries we visited were dramatically much better.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank YNMtoronto
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful 1938 Wantanabi-designed Showa style building. I was not a fan of the particular show during our visit, but the building is worth a visit if you're into architecture at all.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I have to agree with the last reviewer. My wife and I visited while Hara's permanent collection was being exhibited and I can say unequivocally that it was the worst boutique art gallery we have been to in Tokyo. To add insult to injury, it...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

Well, it's 1,100 Y and u can tour it in 10 minutes. Literally a few rooms with maybe 4-6 pieces. Sculpture garden is an afterthought. Sodas are 6,500Y. Absolutely no reason to visit here not even for the architecture. Sorry, just being honest

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank AiDa88
Reviewed November 4, 2015

This museum is walking distance to the Marriott where we were staying, and 15 minute walk from Shinagawa Station. It is in a building that was formerly a business tycoon's home. They have rotating exhibitions mostly of 20th century modernist artists as well as some...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank WeightwatcherLdr
Reviewed June 1, 2014

I saw a special exhibition--Nicholas Buffe, "The Dream of Polifilo." I loved the art. But for the admission, $11, I expect a little--no, a lot more. The "exhibtion" comprised several installations. That's it--several installations. Oh, and a few permanent pieces. The museum is small and...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Yuri S
Reviewed May 10, 2014

I'm no art expert, but I was more than impressed by the exhibits at this charming little museum. As the previous reviewers have mentioned, the space in this former residence has been very well utilised -it's got just the right amount of art, at the...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Ming H
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Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with
luxury residential buildings and the scene is
constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama
park and Togoshi park are great places to see
beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as
well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a
post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish
old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa
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