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A LA CULTURE is an association of cultural facilities in Tokyo’s adjoining neighborhoods of Shibuya, Ebisu and Harajuku, including museums, theaters and other facilities for the enjoyment of art, music, nature and science. We organize various events and educational activities to energize our community through culture.

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National Olympics Memorial Youth Center

This urban facility was built on the site of the Olympic Village for the 1964 Olympics. It offers various training opportunities for young people and youth leaders.

  • *3-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0052
  • 03-3467-7201
  • Closings days vary by facility
  • 8 min walk from Sangubashi station(Odakyu line)

Toguri Museum of Art

This museum is one of the few in Japan specializing in old oriental porcelain. Its founder, Toguri Tohru, was a devoted collector of porcelain, including Japanese Imari and Nabeshima ware and porcelain from China and Korea.

  • *1-11-3 Shoto, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0046
  • 03-3465-0070
  • Mondays (except 4th Monday of each month)
  • 15 min walk from Shibuya station

Ota Memorial Museum of Art

This museum collects masters of ukiyo-e such as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige. In addition to exhibitions that change monthly, the museum offers lectures, screenings and other events.

  • *1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
  • 03-3403-0880
  • 3 min walk from Meiji Jingumae station

Gallery TOM

This gallery was founded to create a place where modern and contemporary sculpture and three-dimensional works can be enjoyed using the sense of touch. It also exhibits books that can be read by touch.

  • *2-11-1 Shoto, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0046
  • 03-3467-8102
  • Mondays; may vary by exhibition
  • 7 min walk from Shinsen station (Inokashira line)

Global Environment Outreach Centre

Visitors can learn about global warming, biodiversity and other environmental issues through exhibitions, seminars and other special events.

  • *United Nations University, 1F, 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
  • 03-3407-8107
  • Mondays, Sundays, national holidays and New Year’s holidays
  • 5 min walk from Omotesando station

The Shoto Museum of Art

This museum presents exhibitions in a wide range of genres, including painting, sculpture and crafts. The distinctive building was designed by architect Shirai Seiichi.

  • *2-14-14 Shoto, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0046
  • 03-3465-9421
  • varies by exhibition, and New Year’s holidays(Dec. 29-Jan. 3)
  • 5 min walk from Shinsen station(Inokashira line)


The first large-scale multipurpose cultural facility in Japan, Bunkamura offers a concert hall, a theatre, a museum and cinemas, as well as cafes and shops.

  • *Shibuya Hikarie 11F, 2-24-1 Dogenzaka,
  • Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8507
  • 03-3477-9111
  • New Year’s Day; other closings vary by facility and shop
  • 7 min walk from Shibuya station


Located in the Shibuya Hikarie building, this is the largest theatre in Japan for musicals. It produces mainly blockbuster shows from overseas, and boasts a stage that “floats” 70 meters up in the air.

  • *Shibuya Hikarie 11F, 2-21-1 Shibuya,
  • Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8510
  • 03-3477-9111
  • Show times vary by production
  • Direct access from Shibuya station

Kosetsu Memorial Museum, Jissen Women’s University

This museum on the Shibuya campus of Jissen Women’s University exhibits concerning the founder, Shimoda Utako, as well as special exhibitions of the museum’s collection including works by women painters.

  • *1-1-49 Higashi, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-8538
  • 03-6450-6805
  • Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and
  • school holidays until 5:30pm
  • 10 min walk from Shibuya station

Cerulean Tower Noh Theatre

This Noh theatre is located in the B2F level of the Cerulean Tower. While the theatre
focuses on Noh and Kyogen, other arts are performed here as well.

  • *26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8512
  • 03-3477-6412
  • 5 min walk from Shibuya station

Shibuya Folk and Literary Shirane Memorial Museum

In addition to a permanent exhibit about writers with a connection to Shibuya,the museum offers exhibitions about the history of Shibuya, and other events.

  • *4-9-1 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0011
  • 03-3486-2791
  • Mondays
  • 2 min walk from the Kokugakuin Daigakumae bus stop on the Gaku 03 line departing Shibuya station for Nisseki Medical Center

Kokugakuin University Museum

This museum exhibits ar tifacts and reference materials from the university’s collection with a focus on archaeology, Shinto and university archives. It also presents research findings on various topics.

  • *AMC Building, B1F, Kokugakuin University Shibuya Campus, Higashi 4-10-28,
  • Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8440
  • 03-5466-0359
  • Only for maintenance or as designated by the university
  • Free 13 min walk from Shibuya station

Science Center for Children HACHILABO

Both children and adults can enjoy interactive science exhibits. Workshops are available for children over 7 years, on weekends and school holidays.
Shibuya Culture Center Owada, 3F, 23-21

  • *Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031
  • 03-3464-3485
  • Mondays and New Year’s holidays (Dec. 29-Jan. 3)
  • 5 min walk from Shibuya station

Cosmo Planetarium Shibuya

Visitors experience beautiful starry skies and the vastness of space thanks to a fullsky digital projection system. Programs provide explanation of the skies by season.

  • *Shibuya Culture Center Owada, 12F,23-21 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0031
  • 03-3464-2131
  • Mondays and New Year’s holidays(Dec. 29-Jan. 3)
  • 5 min walk from Shibuya station

FUREAI Botanical Garden Shibuya

This greenhouse garden is home to over 300 varieties of tropical plants. In addition to monthly exhibitions, the garden conducts classes about nature and hands-on training.

  • *2-25-37 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0011
  • 03-5468-1384
  • Due to renovations, the facility will be
  • close until 2023.
  • 10 min walk from Shibuya station

Yamatane Museum of Art

The first museum specializing modern and contemporary Nihonga painting,founded by Yamazaki Taneji. From its 1800 works, it holds 5-6 exhibitions a year with seasonal and timely themes.

  • *3-12-36 Hiro-o, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0012
  • 03-5777-8600
  • (English guidance available)
  • Mondays; vary by exhibition
  • 10 min walk from Ebisu station

Museum of Yebisu Beer

This museum presents the history of Yebisu Beer, which gets its name from
the Ebisu neighborhood. For a fee, all types of Yebisu beers can be tasted.

  • *Ebisu 4-20-1, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
  • 03-5423-7255
  • Mondays
  • 5 min walk from Ebisu station

Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library

Located in Arisugawanomiya Memorial Park, this library has the largest collection of among public libraries in Japan, and offers on-site access to library materials, exhibitions and reference services.

  • *5-7-13 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8575
  • 03-3442-8451
  • 8 min walk from Hiroo station

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

One of the few museums in the world specializing in photography and moving images. This museum has three exhibition galleries and a hall. Visitors may also use the museum’s library of materials related to photography.

  • *Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0062
  • 03-3280-0099
  • Mondays, NewYear’s holidays and other temporary closures due to special circumstances.
  • 7 min walk from Ebisu station