Top 7 Free Art Galleries in Ginza

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.

1. Pola Museum Annex Ginza

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

Atelier Muji Ginza – Muji Ginza 6F

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.

Wako Hall – Wako Ginza 6F

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.

Shiseido Gallery

Hours: 11am – 7pm (Tue – Sat), 11am – 6pm (Sun & Holidays), Closed Mondays
Address: 104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 8 Chome−8−3 Tokyo Ginza Shiseido Bldg B1F

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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