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Curious to see her own museum in tokyo. Artwork rotated every 3 months or so. Small, i finished in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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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 18 June 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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107 Bentencho, Shinjuku 162-0851, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Curious to see her own museum in tokyo. Artwork rotated every 3 months or so. Small, i finished in 30min The ticket/time slot system has its pros and cons. I arrived early and had to kill time waiting for my slot, out in the summer...More

Thank bcheong
Reviewed 4 July 2018

First, the place is small. Five floors make it seem possibly large but it's not. It's also a pain to get to. If you're a fan, you'll be disappointed both with the layout and the small number of pieces. If you're not a fan, don't...More

2  Thank Indigo_Scott
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I have to say I am a huge fan of Yayoi Kusama and was expecting much more for her permanent museum in Tokyo! I have been to other expositions and all were by far better than her museum. First, it is very hard to get...More

Thank Stéphanie Y
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

1  Thank beatrixcoles
Reviewed 9 June 2018

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

Thank djsarver
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

1  Thank Garfieldluvr
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 13 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
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
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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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and
contains the busiest train station in the world. To
the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the
east, there’s a district with long-established
department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for
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