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Yayoi Museum



The Yayoi museum was founded on June 1984 by the lawyer Takumi Kano. Inside the building is a collection of a total of 27,000 works including circa 3,000 works of Takabatake Kasho who swept through the art publication world from the late Meiji period (1868 - 1912) to the postwar era and the works and material other illustrators who were active around the same time. The theme of the permanent exhibition room on the 3rd floor is periodically changed with 50 different works of Takabatake. In the exhibition rooms at the first and the second floors, exhibitions under the publicational art theme like illustrations, magazines, manga and magazine appendices of the illustrators who were active in the late Meiji period to the postwar period are shown. The ”Takehisa Yumeji Museum” is also in the same building so the fact that you can enjoy two museums in one makes it very appealing. It is a 7 minute walk from either Exit 1 of ”Nezu” Station of the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, or Exit 1 of ”Todaimae” Station of the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.

Location Information

  • Address

    2-4-3, Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0032

  • Nearest Station
    Nezu Station
    ・ Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    Exit 1
    7 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number

    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.

  • Hours
    Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Last admission 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed
    Closes on Tuesday if Monday is national holiday; closes during exhibition replacement period, New Year's holiday