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Japan House London

101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA, England
+44 20 3972 7100
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A Taste of Japan

Set in a beautiful Art Deco building on Kensington High Street, the inside is Japanese minimalism... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ZoeBailey72
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Tranquil exhibition of Japanese design & culture

As far as design museums go, Japan House has executed well. The space is relaxed and spacious, with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
yuxiang_cawley
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London, United Kingdom
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Spread over three floors, Japan House London offers a gallery, with a regular programme of exhibitions; a hall for talks, performances, workshops and events; innovative Japanese restaurant AKIRA; and The Shop, a cultural retail space introducing Japanese products: their provenance and the artisans and designers who make them.
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“A Taste of Japan”
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“Beautiful but pricey”
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101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA, England
South Kensington
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+44 20 3972 7100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Set in a beautiful Art Deco building on Kensington High Street, the inside is Japanese minimalism at it's best. A very tranquil but inviting setting, with 3 floors divided into shop (ground floor & entrance), exhibition space (downstairs) currently showing Sou Fujimoto architecture exhibition, and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As far as design museums go, Japan House has executed well. The space is relaxed and spacious, with a keen eye for detail. Exhibition, shop, cafe, and lounging area all blur together to create a considerate result. In the Japanese way technology and tradition blend...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was keen to visit Japan House. I first heard of it during a British Museum activity. I visited about a month after its opening. In the basement, there was a Bonsai event with Peter Warren. The event was particularly interesting. I did not expect...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was correct, but the service was ridiculous. As soon as we arrived the waiter spelt a beer on us and we had to change tables (we had to wait ten minutes until they changed the food from the last table, and when we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is mainly a show house for Japanese design, lifestyle and products. The products are very expensive even by Tokyo standards. However it’s an interesting place to explore as you learn about Japanese technology, culture and design. However the best but was the authentic...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The layout of the shop and gallery give a nice open airey feel. Although entry is free, the cost of goods is ludicrous. A friend picked up a book that interested her, but decided that a £400 price tag was excessive. Also some of the...More

Thank dragonthoughts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been looking forward to visiting Japan House in London after going on holiday to Japan for the Cherry Blossom season. I fell in love with the whole experience then, and thought this would be a way to reconnect. Japan House describes itself as...More

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With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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