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Asakura Choso Museum

7-18-10 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3821-4549
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This small museum is the former studio of artist Asakura Fumio, the father of modern Japanese sculpture.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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7-18-10 Yanaka, Taito 110-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-3821-4549
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I passed by it many times on my way to/from my friend’s place, but it was always out of the opening hours. However, one day we happened to come by, when the gate was open. As we didn’t have much time to spare, we only...More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed 10 May 2017

There isn't much more I can add to what others have said. It is a window into Tokyo's old wealthy past. I agree that the house and the gardens are the highlight. But once you see the explainer video and the house, I suggest you...More

Thank cyndayco
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This Museum was the sculptors home and beautifully designed in Japanese traditional style and features an inner courtyard with a carp pond and huge rocks. It houses a few rooms with the artists sculptures and a roof top garden. A very peaceful place to visit,it...More

Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Definitely an unexpected gem. My family and I went here as part of a walking tour. Honestly we're not that much into art and sculptures so that part was okay. However, the Japanese style mansion attached to the studio was amazing. From beautiful rooms and...More

Thank 588takak
Reviewed 14 December 2016

What a fabulous surprise it was to stumble on this place while trying to navigate to an art gallery (without google maps - no easy task!). It was a hot day and this building of calm and peace really did the trick. An awesome English...More

Thank Rosemary30
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Excellent English introductory tour provided in this home and studio of famous Japanese Sculptor. Roof Garden.

1  Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 4 December 2016

When we visited this museum it was more or less by chance. Most of the guide books do not really cover the importance and charisma of the Yanaka area which still expires the old Edo. And in the middle of this quarter we found this...More

1  Thank Walter S
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is a treasure. It's got some sculptures but stands out as the home that Asakura Fumio lived and worked in. It reminded me of the home of Jim Ede, Kettles Yard in Cambridge. A house alive with the art in it. Asakura's house is...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 30 July 2016

A place difficult to find, where, I thought before entering, that could be a place of peace in the hot city of Tokyo. And it was quite, until I try to make a drawing in my drawing book. A drawing for pleasure, for myself, for...More

1  Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a little known gem of a museum/artist's house if you like sculpture. I visited it as part of a Yasaka district walking tour (self-guided), and was so happpily surprised. No only did I enjoy the Western styled sculpture (bronzes), but seeing the beautiful...More

Thank Richard J
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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