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The Watarium Museum of Contemporary Art

3-7-6 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3402-3001
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Small contemporary art museum in Aoyama, Tokyo

This is an art museum owned by an individual, mainly characterized by an exhibition of contemporary... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Not my favourite place

We visited this gallery as part of a one week trip to Tokyo and on recommendation from Google... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Sally L
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good48%
  • Average28%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
23 Apr 2017
“Small contemporary art museum in Aoyama, Tokyo”
5 Feb 2017
“Not my favourite place”
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3-7-6 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
+81 3-3402-3001
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is an art museum owned by an individual, mainly characterized by an exhibition of contemporary art. When I visited, an exhibition of famous Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto was held. There were 3 exhibition spaces, and each spaces were very small. I enjoyed the art...More

Thank mat_mak
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We visited this gallery as part of a one week trip to Tokyo and on recommendation from Google search. The special exhibit was not of a required standard and that the facilities did not match the entrance price (compared to an A+ gallery like Edo)....More

Thank Sally L
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very interesting museum with a fantastic book store. There was a retrospective of Nam June Paik's work when I visited, which was very good and interesting. The museum is small, spaced out over three-four floors, but very well curated with most everything in Japanese and...More

Thank abmullins
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is more of an art gallery than a museum, so check out the exhibits before you go, since it can be real hit or miss. I personally like it, because of its quirky art. The gift shop always has really interesting stuff, so that...More

1  Thank Sam27019
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I always enjoy these kinds of museums - small enough to appreciate without being overwhelmed. Your experience will be different from mine - and of course will depend on the exhibition. Its a small museum in a fun part of town, near Harajuku. The museum...More

1  Thank ExperienceCollectorPDX
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

I've been to this museum in September 2015. When I entered, I was informed that the 3rd floor was closed. But this is half of the Museum. Moreover the exibitions pieces were out of order. In conclusion, I payed too see 100% of the museum...More

1  Thank PauloGRocha
Reviewed 1 September 2015

It was quite an experience to accidentally find this little gallery. Packed full of some of the most amazing work. If you have any interest in contemporary art at all...you shouldn't miss watarium. If you have no interest in art....you will after visiting here. Great...More

1  Thank Honey M
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Nice collection of works in a small convenient location. Perfect for introducing young children to modern quirky art.

Thank spadude2015
Reviewed 26 July 2015

This is a quirky little 3 story gallery with some incredibly famous modern artists. However the curation leaves a little to be desired, with viewers often having to crane their necks to view 20" x 20" works, sometimes 3 metres above the floor. Awkwardly designed,...More

Thank DTinNam
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We were quite surprised at the excellent quality of the work displayed here--everything from photography (some stuff we'd not seen before, anywhere) to painting to video art. The photography was excellent, for the most part, with work by Allen Ginsberg we'd never seen. I can...More

Thank Grmpmbl
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the
Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops
that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest
areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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