Everything from traditional ukiyoe to Taro Okamoto's contemporary art!
This artistic tour takes you around lively Harajuku and trendy Omotesando/Aoyama.
Home to both contemporary and classic museums, let your eyes first be stunned at the beauty of Japanese art, ukiyoe. Next, be drawn to a stylish yet sophisticated museum displaying work of contemporary Japanese artist, Taro Okamoto and other young artists.
Finally, wander through a garden to experience the “wabi・sabi” of Japan, the concept of seeking beauty within simplicity and imperfection. The museum nearby will give you a glimpse of Japan’s popular four-seasons.
This tour promises you a day filled with soaking in past to present culture and finding inspiration in the arts!
・Find out the history of the traditional ukiyoe woodblock prints.
・Admire the world-famous architecture of unique buildings.
・Enjoy Japanese and Eastern ancient art and take a rest in a Japanese garden.
・This lively area is also full of places to shop and eat!
・All the galleries and museums are within walking distance of each other.
・Ota Memorial Museum of Art: Let's go a traditional Japanese art museum to see Ukiyo-e. The museum displays a collection of personal Ukiyo-e prints. There are about 12,000 prints stored! It is a museum that traces the history of Ukiyo-e, from the start to finish.
・Design Festa Gallery Harajuku: Next you can explore contemporary art. This is a open space gallery where people can freely display their art work. There are exhibitions and workshops actively held by upcoming artists.
・OMOTESANDO ROCKET: A gallery that continuously displays the "New and Interesting". Artwork reflecting changing fashion and product changes on various genres are displayed by creators. As there are continuously differing exhibitions are held, look forward to what you will see!
・Spiral Garden: A complex cutural facility that features buildings designed by renown architects. There are various shops such as cafes and household good shops around the art gallery and multipurpose hall. Many contemporary art events across different genres have beem held here.
・Okamoto Taro Memorial Museum: A former atlelier of Taro Okamoto, a leading Japanese artist in the 20th century, displaying his numerous artworks. "Art is a Blast" are well known words, let's enjoy the art and feel the mysterious power!
・Nezu Museum: Until now, we have enjoyed the arts of various times in Japan. Finally, enjoy traditional Japanese art objects, such as Japanese swords and pottery. Although it is an art museum, the garden is also breathtaking. Why not relax and enjoy the garden.
・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 3000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
In front of the building right across from the Omotesando Exit of the JR line, Harajuku Station