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Japan House London

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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A beautiful space

I am fortunate to work close to Japan House. It is one of London’s most wonderful spaces... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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What a nice surprise!

We only learned about Japan House from an ad for the "Subtle" exhibition currently showing there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average10%
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  • Terrible5%
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Spread over three floors, Japan House London offers a gallery, with a regular programme of exhibitions; a hall for talks, performances, workshops and events; innovative Japanese restaurant AKIRA; and The Shop, a cultural retail space introducing...more
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101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA, England
South Kensington
+44 20 3972 7100
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went to see the free paper show which was quite good with one or two really amazing works. Also attended the designer Tomoko Azumi talk late evening which featured her geometric paper constructions - see my pics. The shop was really interesting, filled with some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gary w
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am fortunate to work close to Japan House. It is one of London’s most wonderful spaces. Simultaneously both highly contemporary and yet steeped in craftsmanship. It feels calm and peaceful thanks to a perfectly designed interior. The shop sells Japanese products you’ll find no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank duckworp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only learned about Japan House from an ad for the "Subtle" exhibition currently showing there - and what a joy our visit turned out to be! The venue is calm and minimalistic, the objects on display are exquisite (and eye-wateringly expensive!!!), and the staff...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Anonymous650
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Japan House is located just a few steps from High Street Kensington Station (exit the station and then turn right), which is convenient for pretty much anyone apart from us, as we came from Woolwich. What you have here is a large space devoted to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thefoodthing
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

An Asian friend has highly recommended me to try this place for lunch. I arrived with high expection and I left with a great satisfaction! Beautiful Japanese art museum with a very design restaurant! Food was great in taste and presentation! Highly recommended. Below photo...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bellaL001
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I dropped in and as an engineer enjoyed the so called biology of metal exhibition. A young german lady added a lot of value to my visit. You can see glasses frames handmade at over £4000 upstairs and there is a restaurant on the top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 962saintj
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I went there on my own just to have a quick look at this recently opened space and I was really impressed. I really enjoyed the Biology of Metal exhibition (free admission) about craftmanship and small industries in north Japan. A small exhibition but perfectly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Meander818418
Reviewed 29 July 2018

As high streets up and down the country adjust to new dynamics which threaten the old ways of doing things, Japan House is a welcome new addition to Kensington High Street. Originally built in the 1930’s as Derry & Tom’s Department store at the same...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Set in a beautiful Art Deco building on Kensington High Street, the inside is Japanese minimalism at it's best. A very tranquil but inviting setting, with 3 floors divided into shop (ground floor & entrance), exhibition space (downstairs) currently showing Sou Fujimoto architecture exhibition, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

As far as design museums go, Japan House has executed well. The space is relaxed and spacious, with a keen eye for detail. Exhibition, shop, cafe, and lounging area all blur together to create a considerate result. In the Japanese way technology and tradition blend...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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