in Shibuya in June 2024

- A New Perspective Connecting the Future through Contemporary Art

UESHIMA MUSEUM to Open in Shibuya in June 2024 - A New Perspective Connecting the Future through Contemporary Art

In June 2024, UESHIMA MUSEUM will open to the public in Shibuya, Tokyo, a city that continues to develop as a crossroads of diverse cultures. The museum will exhibit selected contemporary art pieces from UESHIMA MUSEUM COLLECTION, a collection of over 650 works by a wide range of domestic and international artists based on the theme of "contemporaneity" and aligned with various themes.

Located on the former site of the British School in Tokyo within Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen, UESHIMA MUSEUM aims to serve not only as an exhibition space but also as a venue for educational and cultural promotion, providing various opportunities for the development of the next generation of artists, curators, and critics.


To be a space for contemplating "contemporaneity" through art.


Artistic expression, which seamlessly transcends boundaries and is diverse, personal, and social, has created numerous possibilities beyond people's imagination. Reflecting on art means reflecting on our past, present, and future. UESHIMA MUSEUM sees the significance and mission of collecting artworks to cultivate true freedom of imagination and innovative thinking, as well as to pass on the perspectives and challenges artists present through their works to the next generation.

Through a wide range of activities including creating opportunities to support young artists and collaborating with educational institutions, the museum aims to contribute to the revitalization of the art scene and aspire to embody "contemporaneity" while living in society.




About reservation time

Admission time is “30 minutes before to 3 hours after the reserved time”.

※Opening time: 10:55 Closing time: 17:30

If you make a reservation from 11:00 a.m., the time you can view the exhibition is “10:55 - 2:00 p.m.”.
After hours, an error message will be displayed indicating that the end time has passed.

Visitor Guidelines

To ensure that all visitors can enjoy viewing the exhibits, we kindly ask for your continuous cooperation in the following points:

Photography Guidelines

Visitors are allowed to take photographs of the exhibits and post them on social media platforms under the following conditions:



UESHIMA MUSEUM is located on the grounds of Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen, the alma mater of UESHIMA MUSEUM COLLECTION owner Kankuro Ueshima. It is highly regarded for its emphasis on international perspective and high ethical standards in education under the fundamental goal of "Seek and Think for Oneself." (“Jicho-Jiko”) The museum’s building, named “Ueshima Tower, Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen”, was renovated from the former British School in Tokyo, which was established in 1988 and held its opening ceremony in September of the following year in the presence of the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The British School in Tokyo was utilized until August 2023 and was reopened as UESHIMA MUSEUM after renovation.

Address: 1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Ueshima Tower, Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen (7 floors, total of 1400㎡)
Director: Kankuro Ueshima
Deputy Director: Tetsuji Fuwa
Advisors: Yukie Kamiya, Junya Yamamine


Established in Feb 2022 by entrepreneur and investor Kankuro Ueshima. He has begun his full-scale collection activities ever since.

Ueshima has always been agile and responsive in the concept of "contemporaneity”, and he quickly embodies the future and proactively contributes to building a better society. Based on the idea that both business and art are universal, UESHIMA MUSEUM COLLECTION primarily focuses on artists with a strong sense of "contemporaneity", or young artists who are engaged in progressive creative activities.


Kankuro Ueshima

Founder of "UESHIMA MUSEUM COLLECTION", born in Chiba prefecture, Japan in 1979.Graduated from Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen Makuhari Senior High School in 1998, then enrolled in the Natural Sciences I at the University of Tokyo. While attending the Faculty of Engineering, he started his own business and has since developed a diversified business as an entrepreneur and investor.