Kaleidoscope vision (Photo: Serena Ogawa)


Colors, shapes, and shadows from your wildest dreams

Serena Ogawa   - 1 min read

Glittering scales reflecting subdued light and casting surreal shadows. Every angle is stunning and no second remains the same. This new permanent Art Aquarium Museum is a brilliant exhibition of what imagination can do when pushed to the limits.

The ever-popular Art Aquarium Museum temporary exhibits have been showcased from Nagoya to Milan and even Shanghai—but those events only lasted the summer and if you missed it, then you were stuck waiting a whole year for the Art Aquarium to visit again.

That won’t be a problem anymore with this permanent (and spacious) location in Tokyo, just minutes from Mitsukoshi-mae Station.

From the moment you walk in, you’ll be transported to a world where the goldfish reigns supreme and is the focal point of every piece of art you encounter—even the lamps and toilet signs! And with English, Chinese, or Japanese-language headsets on offer for an additional ¥600, you can learn all about the actual Japanese history that inspired each piece.

Take your time and explore this aquarium wonderland to fully appreciate every beautiful moment.

Getting there

The Art Aquarium Museum is a 3-minute walk from Mitsukoshi-mae Station's exit A4

More info

Find out more about Art Aquarium Museum.

Serena Ogawa

Serena Ogawa @serena.ogawa

Associate Editor for Japan Travel.