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Yayoi Kusama Museum

107 Bentencho, Shinjuku 162-0851, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5273-1778
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One for the super fans!

I was really excited to snag a ticket when the museum opened, and set aside an afternoon for my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
beatrixcoles
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Melbourne, Australia
Love the artist, thus not so much the museum.

I love Yayoi Kusama, but there are many faults with the Museum. Firstly, not so easy to get to on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
djsarver
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Alameda, California
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good23%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“on display” (3 reviews)
“pumpkins” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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107 Bentencho, Shinjuku 162-0851, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinjuku
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+81 3-5273-1778
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really excited to snag a ticket when the museum opened, and set aside an afternoon for my visit. The museum building is wonderful but the collection inside is very small. Our visit took twenty minutes- and that was with a thorough look around...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Yayoi Kusama, but there are many faults with the Museum. Firstly, not so easy to get to on public transporatation, which is how one goes. Secondly, the gift shop was very limited. Most importantly, though, was how they allowed phone cameras to ruin...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

As a American who keeps seeing all of Yayoi Kusama's exhibits tour all over the U.S., I was stoked to get to go to her new museum in Tokyo. The museum is small, with 4 floors. The first two are paintings, the 3rd is a...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Yes the exhibition space spread sparsely over 4 floors is small, but the artwork on display makes it worthwhile. Good to get up front and personal. Timed entry gives you a 90 minute slot, which is uncrowded and gives you time to look at the...More

1  Thank Andrew K
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Given the difficulty of getting tickets, I had high expectations for this museum, but it was not worth the trip. It is quite out of the way, so getting there took longer than the amount of time spent looking at the art. Having been to...More

2  Thank Seth S
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Timed tickets were difficult to get from the museum because they need to be purchased 2 months+ ahead of time. I went to a re-sale site to buy tickets. I don't speak Japanese and I was afraid I couldn't follow directions to the museum but...More

2  Thank Pearl T
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I am a big fan of her work and was to so many exposition about her !!! So was thinking her museum must be wow ! But no !!! Nothing !!! Only few pieces and not the best one ! So pity to wait 6...More

3  Thank jeromesh2001
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I had to set a wake up call at 4 am Paris time 2 months ahead , to be able to get th tickets to visit this very new museum. Only 25 people per hours and 3 days a week this is what make the...More

Thank Cristina P
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I was very excited to visit this museum since Yayoi Kusama's exhibits in North America are always sold out and jam packed. The museum is located in a quiet area of Shinjuku, about 7 minutes walking from Ushigome-yanagicho station. We purchased tickets online ahead of...More

1  Thank Natasha I
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I was unable to get tickets to any of the exhibits in the US so I was excited when the museum in Tokyo opened right before our trip. The timed tickets were affordable and didn't sell out immediately. The museum is lovely (be sure to...More

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