Yayoi Kusama Museum
Ushigome-Yanigicho: Art museum
Yayoi Kusama Museum: Ushigome-Yanigicho
Ushigome-Yanigicho / Art museum
Open 11am-5pm. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays.
Tickets are Y1000 (Y600 for children aged 6-18), and are sold online for specified 90-minute slots.
Average visit time: 30-60 minutes

Best known internationally for her prolific work with orange polka dots, the avant-garde sculptor, painter and novelist Yayoi Kusama now has a new museum (as of October 2017) devoted to her work and life. There's a lot to see, with closely packed paintings and other works spread out over five floors and a rooftop area. Exhibitions change a few times a year.

Tickets are sold online for 90-minute slots, with a limit of 50 visitors per period. Tickets go on sale at 10am on the first of the month for time slots two months later. They tend to sell out quickly, so check the site early.

[Image credits: Exterior photo (#4) by Masahiro Tsuchido. All images copyright Yayoi Kusama.]

Shinjuku-ku, Bentencho 107.
5 minutes from Ushigome-yanagicho Station (Oedo line)
9 minutes from Kagurazaka Station (Tozai line)
13 minutes from Edogawabashi Station (Yurakucho line)
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