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Asakura Museum of Sculpture, Taito

7-18-10 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3821-4549
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ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture was once a studio and residence of ASAKURA Fumio (1883-1964), a leading sculptor of modern Japan. The building is now open to the public as a museum exhibiting the collection of ASAKURA's sculptures. Visitors can enjoy viewing the world of ASAKURA and four distinct seasons of Japan.
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7-18-10 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3821-4549
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this home, and seeing the architectural style. Both the building and the artwork within it worth the visit. In particular the water garden in the courtyard of the house is very beautiful. The sculptures themselves are also interesting, in a naturalistic style....More

Thank ccollins0822
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This Area was beautiful to walk around. And this museum was amazing to see inside. If you want to see the originality of Japanese Architect, Then you won't regret. No picture inside. You should take off your shoes. Dadami room ( Traditional room ) was...More

Thank young92
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I just loved this museum which is an extended and lovingly restored old house. The story of the man behind the sculptures and the house is Asakura and I thought he was so so interested. His art and passion has left a lasting impression. Mind...More

Thank MossN
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Asakura museum of sculpture is located in the old district of Yanaka which survived WWII. It showcases some of the works of Fumio Asakura in his house and workshop. There were two main rooms filled with statues, one depicting people and the other cats....More

2  Thank Julian T
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I passed by it many times on my way to/from my friend’s place, but it was always out of the opening hours. However, one day we happened to come by, when the gate was open. As we didn’t have much time to spare, we only...More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 10 May 2017

There isn't much more I can add to what others have said. It is a window into Tokyo's old wealthy past. I agree that the house and the gardens are the highlight. But once you see the explainer video and the house, I suggest you...More

Thank cyndayco
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This Museum was the sculptors home and beautifully designed in Japanese traditional style and features an inner courtyard with a carp pond and huge rocks. It houses a few rooms with the artists sculptures and a roof top garden. A very peaceful place to visit,it...More

Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Definitely an unexpected gem. My family and I went here as part of a walking tour. Honestly we're not that much into art and sculptures so that part was okay. However, the Japanese style mansion attached to the studio was amazing. From beautiful rooms and...More

Thank 588takak
Reviewed 15 December 2016

What a fabulous surprise it was to stumble on this place while trying to navigate to an art gallery (without google maps - no easy task!). It was a hot day and this building of calm and peace really did the trick. An awesome English...More

Thank Rosemary30
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Excellent English introductory tour provided in this home and studio of famous Japanese Sculptor. Roof Garden.

1  Thank Jennifer N
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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