Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (Watari-Um)

Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (Watari-Um) information

Tokyo , Japan
Address
Street 3-7-6 Jingūmae
Extras Shibuya-ku
Telephone
+81 3402 3001
Getting there
train Ginza Line to Gaienmae, exit 3
More information
www.watarium.co.jp
Prices
adult/student ¥1000/800
Opening hours
11am-7pm Tue & Thu-Sun, to 9pm Wed
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Lonely Planet review

This progressive and often provocative museum was built in 1990 to a design by Swiss architect Mario Botta. Exhibits range from retrospectives of established art-world figures (like Yayoi Kusama and Nam June Paik) to graffiti and landscape artists – with some exhibitions spilling onto the surrounding streets. There’s an excellent art bookshop in the basement called On Sundays where you can browse through an enormous collection of obscure postcards.