Photo by Shintaro Ono (Nippon Design Center, Inc.)
Yayoi Kusama Museum
The art museum of an avant-garde artist
- Closest station
Tokyo Metro Tozai Line “Waseda” station, Toei Subway Oedo Line “Ushigome Yanagicho” station
・Change to the Yamanote Line at JR Shinjuku Station and go to Takadanobaba Station. From Takadanobaba Station, change to the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, go to Waseda Station, and walk 7 minutes’ from Exit 1.
・From JR Shinjuku Station, take Toei Subway Oedo Line and about 6 minutes’ walk from Ushigome-Yanagicho Station.
・Take the Toei Bus “Shiro 61” ( 白61 ) from JR Shinjuku Station, and walk a short distance from either the Ushigome Hoken Center bus stop or the Ushigome Bentencho bus stop.
107 Bentencho Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
- Opening hours
11:00 – 17:30
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Adults: 1,000 yen / Children aged 6-18: 600 yen
*Children under age 6 are free of charge. *Group rates are not applicable.
- Admission times
①11:00 – 12:30 (Enter by 11:30)
②12:00 – 13:30 (Enter by 12:30)
③13:00 – 14:30 (Enter by 13:30)
④14:00 – 15:30 (Enter by 14:30)
⑤15:00 – 16:30 (Enter by 15:30)
⑥16:00 – 17:30 (Enter by 16:30)
*Please be informed that in the event of inclement weather, the 5th floor may temporarily close for the safety and comfort of our visitors.
Museum shop is only available for the exhibition’s ticket holders within the specified time on the ticket.
All tickets must be purchased in advance online. Entry is timed and only valid for a specific 90 minute time-slot.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. (Japan Time) on the first day of each month for entry in the month after next.
Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be changed.
*Door tickets are not available
*Tickets can be purchased only through the museum’s website.
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Experience the creation of Yayoi Kusama
The Yayoi Kusama Museum opened in October 2017. It aims to globally spread the message of world peace and love for humanity that Kusama has repeatedly promoted through her work, and helps many people become familiar with contemporary art. The museum introduces her work through two exhibitions per year, and holds events such as lectures.
Photo by Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
About Yayoi Kusama
Kusama is an avant-garde artist and novelist who was born in 1929 in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. She moved to the United States in 1957 and established her position as an avant-garde artist. Overcoming various obsessions, she discovered an artistic philosophy of self-obliteration through the obsessive repetition and multiplication of single motifs. She was named as the ‘World’s Most Popular Artist in 2014’ by The Art Newspaper. In 2016, she received Japan’s Order of Culture.
Photo: (c) YAYOI KUSAMA