ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture

ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture © yoojin

ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture

ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture is a reconstructed building that was once the residence and studio of the Oita Prefecture born sculptor Asakura Fumio. Asakura Fumio was born in 1883 in Bungo-ono-shi, Oita Prefecture and when he was 19 years old he moved to Tokyo. The following year he entered Tokyo School of Fine Arts and after graduating in 1907 he earnestly began his creative activities. His work repeatedly received award at the Ministry of Education Art Exhibition and in 1948 he was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit as a sculptor. Asakura also worked extensively as an educator, and this building, which also served as his home and studio, was named Asakura Sculpture School and many pupils were brought up here.

Since this building was renovated in the late 1950’s it does not have an elevator or support a barrier-free design. Additionally, for the sake of preserving the building it is necessary to remove your shoes and wear socks when viewing the inside of the museum.

General admission fee is 500 yen, 250 yen for elementary, middle and high school students. For groups of over 20 people tickets are discounted at 300 yen for general admission and 150 yen for elementary, middle and high school students. The museum is closed every week on Monday and Thursday, the Year-end and New Year holidays and also during the time when exhibits are being changed.


The nearest station is JR Nippori Station and the museum is about a 5-minute walking distance from the West Entrance after exiting the North Entrance Gate.

Description: ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture

Sights ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture (朝倉彫塑館)
Address 7-18-10 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-3821-4549
Duration 1Hour(s)
Business Hours Tuesday:09:30-16:30 (Last entry by: 16:00)
Wednesday:09:30-16:30 (Last entry by: 16:00)
Friday:09:30-16:30 (Last entry by: 16:00)
Saturday:09:30-16:30 (Last entry by: 16:00)
Sunday:09:30-16:30 (Last entry by: 16:00)
Closed dates Monday Thursday Irregular closed dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Pay admission: 500yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)

Map: ASAKURA Museum of Sculpture