Terrada Art Complex, 3F, 1-33-10 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0002, Japan/ 8136.433.2303 / www.urano.tokyo
ARATANIURANO was relocated from Shirokane to a new contemporary art gallery complex in the Tennozu area of Tokyo. ARATANIURANO also changed gallery name to URANO along with this opportunity. URANO represents emerging and established artists from Japan and abroad - working closely with the artists, the gallery strives to present experimental exhibitions and projects. Open: Tue - Thu, 11am - 6pm; Fri, 11am - 8pm; Sat, 11am - 6pm.
Arts Initiative Tokyo
30-8 Sarugaku-co, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan / 81.03.5489.7277 / a-i-t.net
AIT was begun by six art curators and organisers in 2001 in Tokyo. At that time we felt that Tokyo lacked spaces in which to think about, learn and discuss art. Non-profit laws had also just been passed, and we decided to apply for official non-profit status from The City of Tokyo in 2002. Open by appointment.
Ai Kowada Gallery
3-5 Shinsen-cho, Shibuya, Floor Tokyo, Japan 1 / 81.3.6313.7700/ aikowadagallery.org
The AI KOWADA GALLERY was founded in 2009 to bring great art to everyone owned and directed by Ai Kowada. The gallery focuses on discovering young and promising artists, respecting their "expressive powers" and "generation-synchronicity." The gallery will host more than 8 exhibitions annually with plans of releasing new collections of affiliated artists. Open: Monday - Friday, 11 AM - 6 PM.
Blum and Poe
1-14-34 Jingumae, Shibuya, 5th Floor Tokyo, Japan / 81.3.3475.1631 / blumandpoe.com
Blum & Poe is a contemporary art gallery located in Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo. Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM.
1-8-30 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku, Floor 1, Tokyo, Japan / the-container.com
The Container is a gallery in Nakameguro, Tokyo. As the name suggests, it is no more than a constructed shipping container (180x177x485 cm), housed inside Bross hair salon. The Container invites Japanese and international artists to make site-specific installations four times a year. Each installation remains on view to the public for two and a half months and documented with a full-color published catalogue (available on Amazon). The brainchild of curator Shai Ohayon, the gallery evolved to be a site of challenging contemporary art in Tokyo, with a taste for socio-political works and accessibility. Open: Monday - Friday 11 AM - 8 PM, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 8 PM.
32-2 Yaraicho, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, Japan / 81.3.6873.3830 / eitoeiko.com
Eitoeiko debuted at 101TOKYO contemporary art fair in April, 2009. Eitoeiko handles only the two extremes of contemporary 'Fine' art and novel pieces that tread the boundary between art and non-art. eitoeiko will introduce Japanese artists to a foreign audience as well as bring artists from abroad to a Japanese audience. Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 PM – 7 PM.
Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo
5-7-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Tokyo, Japan / 81.3.5766.1088 / espacelouisvuittontokyo.com
The Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, inaugurated in 2011, is located at the center of Omotesando, the most beautiful area in Tokyo where many trends and cultural movements spring. Embodying Louis Vuitton’s and Japan’s shared passion for creativity, the Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo is a glass box on the top floor of the Louis Vuitton building designed by Japanese architect Jun Aoki. It is both a visually stimulating architecture and an exhibition place encouraging creation of new contemporary artworks. Open: Sunday - Saturday, 12 PM - 8 PM.
3-18-17 kiba koutouku Tokyo, Japan 135-0042 / 81.03.5809.9949 / coexist-tokyo.com
Located in Kiba, gallery COEXIST-TOKYO divides its bilaminar retail space into two separate art galleries to establish a transparent relationship between viewers, artists and Japan’s contemporary art scene approaching from several different genres. Their focus on bringing projects to its ample space in cooperation with art fairs and holding talk events and lectures let viewers take away something inspirational from there with no doubt. Open: Sunday - Saturday, 12 PM - 8 PM.
3-18-2 NishiShinjuku, Shinjuku, Sunview Heights #101 Tokyo, Japan / 81.3.6300.5881 / hagiwaraprojects.com
HAGIWARA PROJECTS is a contemporary art gallery located in Nishi-Shinjuku (Hatsudai), Tokyo.Tuesday - Saturday, 11 AM - 7 PM.
1-30-7 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo, 1st Floor Tokyo, Japan / 81.3.6233.9863 / hiromartgallery.com
Opened in June 2010 in Tokyo, Japan, Hiromart Gallery brings most exciting contemporary artists, both domestic and international, in all media into the Tokyo art scene through curated solo shows and selected group shows. Please view our show pages for a sense of our projects and mission.
Through this gallery, we are aiming to hold a variety of exhibitions that will stay in your mind and fulfill your expectations. We will do our best to become one of your favorite galleries. Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 1 PM - 7 PM.
2-3-30 Minato, Motoazabu, B1F Tokyo, Japan / 81.3.6823.6038 / gallery-kaikaikiki.com
In 2006, Kaikai Kiki moved its headquarters from a small prefab studio in Saitama’s Asaka city to a sophisticated urban office building in Motoazabu, Tokyo. It was also at this time that we began using the basement floor of the building as a private viewing room for select guests. In March of 2008, we took great pride in re-opening this once exclusive space as Kaikai Kiki Gallery. Through the management of artists and sale of artwork at the gallery, our goal is to create and establish an operation that will imbue art itself with a new social value.Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM
7-5-12 Ginza Chuou-ku Tokyo, Japan 104 / 81.03.3574.1898 / kobayashi-g.co.jp
Established in 1978 (Showa 53). It is a gallery of Ginza dealing in a wide range of Japanese paintings, foreign paintings, foreign paintings, contemporary art.Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM .
3-1-15 Shirokane, Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan / 81.3.3561.1896 / kodamagallery.com
Kodama Gallery opened in Osaka in 1998. Contrary to the heavily Tokyo oriented Japanese contemporary art scene, Kodama Gallery had focused on Kyoto Osaka based artists. Kodama Gallery was adn is responsible to boost recent popularity of Kansai-based artists.Tokyo branch opened in 2004, then moved and upsized in 2008, shifting the orientation toward wider range of the artists. It was the same year that the main gallery in Osaka moved to Kyoto. Kyoto space has two exhibition spaces, 400sq meters each, making Kodama Gallery possible to hold the largest gallery space in Japan. The annual amount of exhibitions at Kodama Galleries sums 25 to 30 shows in the 3 spaces. Open: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM.
Koyanagi Building, 8th fl 1-7-5 Ginza Chou-ku Tokyo, Japan/ 81.3.3561.1896 / gallerykoyanagi.com
Gallery Koyanagi is a contemporary art gallery located in the Ginza area of Chuo-ku in the Tokyo prefecture of Japan. The gallery is run by Atsuko Koyanagi. She was born on the land upon which her gallery stands. Currently, the gallery is located in the eighth floor of the building, above retail shops.
Koyanagi has a high international profile thanks to its international roster of artists. Koyanagi is also the exclusive dealer for Japanese New York-based photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. The gallery has also hosted art collaborations featuring Dior design Hedi Slimane. Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM.
Misa Shin Gallery
2-16-12 Shirokane, Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan / 81.3.6450.2334 / misashin.com
Misa Shin Gallery is an art gallery and advising firm specializing in contemporary art. Established in Tokyo in November 2010, we aim to introduce private, public and corporate clients to works transcending generations, disciplines and political perspectives, by the most illustrious local and international artists practicing today. Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 PM – 7 PM.
Misako and Rosen
3-21-6 Minami-Otsuka, Toshima-ku Tokyo, Japan / 81.3.6915.2763 / misakoandrosen.com
Misako & Rosen is a Japanese contemporary art gallery located in the Otsuka area of Tokyo. The gallery was established in late 2005 by Misako Rosen, who spent ten years working at one of the most well known contemporary galleries in Japan, Tomio Koyama Gallery. Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 PM – 7 PM & Sunday, 12 PM - 5 PM.
Rat Hole Gallery
5-5-3-B1 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan / 81.3.6419.3581 / ratholegallery.com
Found in the basement of Hysteric Glamour's Hysterics shop in Omotesando, this gallery mainly hosts art- and photography-related exhibitions. Open: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 PM – 8 PM.
SCAI, The Bathhouse
6-1-23 Kashiwayu-Ato, Yanaka, Taito-ku Tokyo, Japan / 81.3.3821.1144 / scaithebathhouse.com
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE is a contemporary art gallery known for introducing Japan's avant-garde artists to the world as well as for helping exceptional artists from abroad to establish a presence in Japan. SCAI has a strong track-record of large-scale exhibitions presenting artists such as Lee Ufan and Tadanori Yokoo who led the genesis of Japanese contemporary art, and Toshikatsu Endo, Tatsuo Miyajima, and Mariko Mori who brought Japanese contemporary art to the world's attention in the latter half of the '80s and the '90s by showing their works in international exhibitions. Open: Tuesday – Saturday , 12 PM – 6 PM.