Aoyama Square Traditional Handicrafts

Aoyama Square Traditional Handicrafts

Aoyama Square Traditional Handicrafts’ is a gallery-cum-shop where patrons can view handicraft contributions from all over Japan. The items themselves are all traditional Japanese handicrafts made according to specific criteria laid down by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Within the building itself people can view row upon row of ceramics, textiles, lacquerware, woodworks and Japanese paper crafts, all of which are available for purchase. It is also possible to make online purchases via the gallery’s homepage. If you enjoy traditional crafts that are handmade, non-mass-produced and of superior quality, then making a purchase is highly recommended.

Moreover, there are times when the gallery hosts craft-making demonstrations. At such events, visitors can learn techniques and methods directly from the artisans themselves. The gallery’s homepage provides a list of establishments throughout Japan that also offer traditional handicraft ‘experiences’, so why not check it out?

At the gallery there is an adjoining library with reference books and artefacts dedicated to the subject of traditional Japanese handicrafts. Everyone is welcome to view the materials so if you are interested, please come and have a look around. The library’s opening hours are 11 : 00-13 : 00 and 14 : 00-17 : 00 Monday through Friday. The library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Please note that it is also closed over the New Year Holiday Period.


The closest station is Aoyama-Itchōme Station via the Toei Ōedo Line, or the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. From the station, the gallery is approximately a five minute walk.

Description: Aoyama Square Traditional Handicrafts

Sights Aoyama Square Traditional Handicrafts (伝統工芸 青山スクエア)
Address Tokyo, Minato-ku, Akasaka 8-1-22, Akasaka Ōji Building
東京都港区赤坂8-1-22 赤坂王子ビル
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-5785-1301 / Fax: 03-5785-1302
Duration 30Minutes
Admission Fee Free admission

Map: Aoyama Square Traditional Handicrafts