Nezu Museum

Tranquil and relaxed. Enjoy Japanese art and garden in the middle of Tokyo.

Nezu Museum exhibits the private collection of an industrialist and the founder of Tobu Railway, Nezu Kaichiro (1860-1940). Located in Aoyama, Tokyo, which is an upscale residential and shopping area, this small museum keeps attracting visitors from both home and abroad. The museum has a wide collection of Japanese and Asian art pieces, as well as Japanese garden large enough to stroll around, which used to be the garden of Nezu’s private residence. A highly recommended museum to visit especially for those who are interested in tea ceremony and Japanese gardens.

Modern and traditional

Nezu Museum realizes peaceful space that is modern yet traditional. The museum reopened in 2009 with a new building designed by a Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The contemporary design of the building harmonizes beautifully with the traditional Japanese garden. Its tranquil atmosphere is like no other museum.

Enjoy the teatime

The museum has a great collection of art pieces related to the tea ceremony and few small tea houses in the garden. The museum café in the garden also designed by Kuma is like a modern tea house among them. At the cafe, you can enjoy the greenery garden view through the glass walls and the natural sun light that comes through the glass roof with shoji (Japanese paper screen).

Recommended time of the year for a visit

One of the recommended times of the year to visit the museum is from mid April to mid May as that is the time when the irises bloom in the garden. Visitors will be able to enjoy the real irises and the famous painting “Irises” by Ogata Korin at the same time.


How to get to the museum

  1. 8 minute walk from Exit A5 of Omotesando station of the Ginza, Hanzomon and Chiyoda subway lines.
  2. 10 minute walk from Exit B3 (elevator exit) of Omotesando Station.
  3. 5 minute walk from Minami Aoyama 6-chōme bus stop on the Metropolitan Bus Shibu 88 that runs between Shibuya and Shinbashi Station


For details, please check museum’s website. (English)
Nezu Museum

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