The Yayoi Kusama Museum is dedicated to the incredibly eccentric artist Yayoi Kusama. Although she was not popular at the beginning of her artistic career, she managed to become a real sensation in modern times. She also signed a prestigious contract with the Louis Vuitton House, and is considered one of the most influential artists in Japan. You need to book the entrance to the museum a month in advance because the number of visitors is limited to 200 per day. Although the museum does not have much space to work, the architects made sure that every corner of it is photogenic; even elevators beg for selfies.
In the suburbs of Shinjuku, a white building rises to five floors. The building looks thin, but it houses most of the artist's avant-garde artwork, including a new installation of her "Infinity Room" series (an Instagram sensation that has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors in the past) with paintings and sculptures in polka dots. Too much attention actually led the owners to reduce the total number of visitors.
The roof gallery displays a dazzling, golden pumpkin, covered with tiles and red polka dots. The same motif is transferred to the new installation of the "Infinity Room" (walls made of mirrors reflect glowing pumpkins as far as the eye can see).
The museum changes its exhibition twice a year. If you are a fan of unusual and eccentric artists, then you will enjoy the museum of this Japanese artist and her artistic expression
!! Tickets are not available at the box office.
!! Tickets must be purchased in advance only on the museum's website.
CTicket price for Yayoi Kusama Museum
Regular ticket price ¥ 1100
Reduced ticket price ¥ 600 - for children from 6 to 18 years
Free entrance for children up to 6 years
!! It is possible to buy only 6 tickets with one online purchase.
!! The visit to the museum lasts only 90 minutes from the moment you enter.
!! When buying tickets, you must specify the date and time of the visit to the museum on the museum's online calendar.
Opening hours of the Yayoi Kusama Museum
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 11 am to 5:30 pm
① 11 am -12:30 pm (Admission until 11:30)
② 12:00 pm-1:30 pm (Admission until 12:30)
③ 1 pm -2:30 pm (Admission until 1:30)
④ 2 pm-3:30 pm (Admission until 2:30)
⑤ 3 pm-4:30 pm (Admission until 3:30)
⑥ 4 pm-5:30 pm (Admission until 4:30)