In the 8th year of the Showa era, the art museum was opened in the Former Residence of Prince Asaka. The architecture and garden together are treated as a work of art, the building adopting the art deco style that was at its height of prosperity in the early 20th century. The doors in the front entrance hall and chandeliers in the former great dining hall were made by Rene Lalique, master of Art Deco glass. Until it was opened to the public in the 58th year of the Showa era, it was called "illusory architecture." The silver guest house was used as lodging for special guests from abroad, up until it became an art museum.
In the spacious garden, there is also a large cherry tree to delight visitors. It is also possible to visit the garden only, which is introduced by photos of seasonal landscapes on the official website.
In each season, there are flowers to enjoy. It is also possible to visit the garden only. Please refer to the seasonal flower calendar on the official website.
|Hours||10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (entry until 5:30 p.m.)|
|Holiday||The second and fourth Wednesday of each month, and expected to be closed April 10 to the middle of November, 2017.|
|Transportation||6 minutes on foot from Exit 1 at Shirokanedai Station on Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line and Toei Mita Line|
|Admission||Entry to the garden is ¥100 (¥80) for the general public, ¥80 (¥60) for university students (including vocational and technical schools of all kinds), and ¥50 (¥40) for patrons age 65 and up. Prices enclosed in parentheses are for groups of 20 or more.|