Top 7 Free Art Galleries in Ginza
Ginza has a wealth of art galleries, and most are free to browse. They range from small galleries in tiny apartment buildings to major brand-sponsored ones. Here, we cover the latter, since they tend to hold larger exhibits more consistently.
This gallery is offered by the beauty brand POLA, and hosts a lot of great exhibits.
2. LIXIL Gallery
LIXIL is one of Japan’s famous toilet brands, and they offer three galleries with rotating exhibits featuring architecture, design, and ceramics. This one’s been around since 1981.
3. Maison Hermes
On the 8th floor of the Hermes building, you’ll find Le Forum, a space featuring larger-scale solo exhibits.
4. Atelier Muji Ginza
The new Muji building has a mini art gallery on the same floor as the check-in for the Muji Hotel.
5. Wako Hall
On the 6th floor of high-end department Wako, this gallery hosts many solo exhibits. We’ve seen embroidery, glass art, and fashion design in the past.
6. Shiseido Gallery
Shiseido Gallery opened back in 1919, and is considered the oldest gallery in Japan that is still in operation. They exhibit a lot of interesting soundscape work and modern art.
Bonus: The Tokyo ArtBeat app
Where are we finding so many galleries? There’s an app specifically for exhibit information in Tokyo, and we’ve found it very useful for finding exhibits on-the-go. Check it out here.
If this is your first run through Ginza’s art galleries, this is a good place to start. Our top picks among these are the Pola, Lixil, and Hermès galleries, since we’ve seen many good exhibits there. Have fun finding your favorite exhibits!
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