Attractions

Museum in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Hatakeyama Collection

Get a feel for wabi-sabi – the aesthetic of perfect imperfections that guides the tea ceremony – at this museum specialising in the earthy pottery and art associated with the traditional ceremony. While the museum i…
Buddhist Temple in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Sengaku-ji

The story of the 47 rōnin (masterless samurai) who avenged their master, Lord Asano – put to death after being tricked into pulling a sword on a rival – is legend in Japan. They were condemned to commit seppuku (rit…
Museum in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Housed in a Bauhaus-style mansion from the 1930s, this museum hosts cutting-edge exhibitions from Japanese and international artists. There are also fascinating permanent installations designed especially for the ho…
Museum in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

TOP Museum

Tokyo's principal photography museum reopened in 2016 after a two-year overhaul. In addition to drawing on its extensive collection, the museum also hosts travelling exhibitions. In autumn, it curates a show of up-a…
Gardens in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Happō-en

Three centuries ago this gorgeous urban oasis was the backyard of a vassal to the shogun. Today its the grounds of a banquet hall, but usually anyone can enter to walk through the landscaped gardens (some areas are …
Museum in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

Although the Teien museum hosts regular art exhibitions – usually of decorative arts – its appeal lies principally in the building itself: it's an art-deco structure, a former princely estate built in 1933, designed…
Museum in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Yamatane Museum of Art

When Western ideas entered Japan following the Meiji Restoration (1868), many artists set out to master oil and canvas. Others poured new energy into nihonga – Japanese-style painting, usually done with mineral pigm…
Museum in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Beer Museum Yebisu

Photos, vintage bottles and posters document the rise of Yebisu, and beer in general, in Japan at this small museum located where the actual Yebisu brewery stood until 1988. At the ‘tasting salon’ you can sample fou…
River in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Meguro-gawa

Lined with cherry trees and a walking path, the Meguro-gawa (not so much a river as a canal) is what gives the neighbourhood Naka-Meguro its unlikely village vibe. On either side you'll find boutiques and a handful …
Museum in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Meguro Parasitological Museum

Here’s one for fans of the grotesque: this small museum was established in 1953 by a local doctor concerned by the increasing number of parasites he was encountering due to unsanitary postwar conditions. The grisly …