Yayoi Museum


The "Yayoi Museum" is located in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. It was founded in 1984 by a lawyer named, Takuji Kano. The museum has works by Takabatake Kasho and other successful illustrators from the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras, as well as reference materials about them. There are a total of 27,000 collections. At the museum, 50 works by Kasho are constanty on display. In addition, temporary exhibitions are set up every three months, four times a year, with themes that vary each time. Takabatake Kasho was a charismatic illustrator, who was active in the Taisho and Showa eras. It is said that the beautiful boys and girls illustrated by Kasho fascinated people for its attractive illustrations with a fusion of transparent brushwork and elegant portraits. We recommend you visit the museum to meet the beautiful boys and girls that were illustrated with the smooth brushwork by Kasho. The museum stands adjacent to "Takehisa Yumeji Museum of Art". It was founded in 1990 because Takunmi Kano, chairman at the time of Yayoi Musuem, had collected works by Takehisa Yumeji, another successful illustrator.

Basic Information

2-4-3 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0032
10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry:4:30 pm)
Monday (if Monday is a holiday, closed on the following Tuesday), during exhibition changes, New Year's holidays
Adult: 900 yen
University and high school students: 800 yen
Junior high and elementary school students: 400 yen
※ The fees above are for both Yayoi Museum and Takeshita Yumeji Museum of Art
※ Group discount available 


  • FromSubway Chiyoda Line Nezu Station
    From Exit 1 walk (approximately 7 minute)
  • FromSubway Nanboku Line Todaimae Station
    From Exit 1 walk (approximately 7 minute)