Frequently Asked Questions
Opening Hours and Access
■ What are the opening hours?
Tuesdays – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Admission until 6:00 p.m)
*The museum shop closes at 18:30.
Closed on Mondays (Open on a Monday when it is a National Holiday, in which case closed the following Tuesday.)
For more information click VISIT
■ How do I get to the museum?
ARCHI-DEPOT MUSEUM, 2-6-10, Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-002 JAPAN
4-minute walk from Rinkai Line, Tennozu Isle Station EXIT B
5-minute walk from Tokyo Monorail, Tennozu Isle Station
15-minute walk from JR Shinagawa Station Konan Exit
■ Are there any parking lots?
There is no public parking facility at ARCHI-DEPOT. If you do drive, there are commercial parking lots located throughout the area.
Admission and Tickets
■ How much is an admission ticket?
University / Vocational school student ¥2,000
18 and under ¥1,000
*Invitation letter or ticket from the museum, pre-school child, and disabled people with a disability certificate and an assistant (up to one person) can enter for free, however, please make a reservation within the time frame.
*If you have an Invitation letter or ticket from the museum, please present it when entering.
*Students must present their student ID card or other proof of age when entering.
*If you have a Disabled Person’s Booklet or an equivalent form of government-issued ID, please present it when entering.
*Please note that you cannot re-enter.
*Transition to reservation system starting on March 27th, 2019. Buy online tickets here.
*With a certification of disability, admission is free as well as that of an accompanying caregiver
■ Are there any group discounts?
We do not offer group discounts.
■ Are there discounts for senior citizens on tickets?
We do not offer senior citizen discounts.
■ Are there discounts for people with disabilities?
With a certification of disability, admission is free as well as that of an accompanying caregiver.
■ Are there discounts for students?
The admission for students currently enrolled full-time at a university or an educational institution is 2000 yen. under 18 is 1000 yen. Please show a valid ID or documentation at our reception area.
■ Are there coin lockers at the facility?
There are coin-operated lockers (100-yen refundable deposit) that the visitors can use at our facility. Our staff will keep big suitcases in the reception area.
■ Are babies and toddlers allowed?
Babies and toddlers are allowed access to our museum. However, if they become a source of disturbance to the other visitors, our staff may approach the visitor to bring them outside momentarily.
■ Are strollers allowed inside the museum?
Strollers are allowed within our facility but not in our exhibition area due to our narrow corridors. Our staff will keep them in the reception area while they enjoy the exhibition.
■ Do you have wheelchair access?
The exhibition area is accessible by a wheelchair.
■ Are there wheelchairs at ARCHI-DEPOT?
Unfortunately, rental wheelchairs are not available at our facility.
■ When did ARCHI-DEPOT open and what is its purpose?
ARCHI-DEPOT opened on June 18th 2016. Click ABOUT for details.
■ Who designed the ARCHI-DEPOT logo?
The ARCHI-DEPOT logo is designed by Kenya Hara of Nippon Design Centre. Click ABOUT for details.
■ Are there any other facilities around the museum building?
There are cafes and restaurants; e.g., SOHOLM, breadworks, and T.Y. HARBOR on the Bond Street, which stretches over 200 meters, connecting Fureai bridge and Kaigan Street.
PIGMENT, a store nearby, designed by the world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma, specializes in the rare painting utensils of Japan. The organic curves deriving from the image of bamboo shades feature the facility’s modern interior and exterior designs.
■ How long does it take to view the exhibition?
On average, our visitors take about an hour to go through the entire exhibition.
■ Are there audio guides to this exhibition?
We do not have an audio guide for the exhibition at the moment.
■ Are there any plans to hold special exhibitions, lectures, or other events in the future?
We have plans to hold events on a monthly basis. Click EVENTS for information on future events.
■ What time of the day is ARCHI-DEPOT the least crowded?
In general, we usually see fewer visitors after 4:00 p.m. on the weekdays.
■ Is drawing and taking photographs allowed?
We welcome visitors to take photographs of the exhibits as long as they are for personal, non-commercial use. We, however, forbid the use of flash photography, tripods, and selfie sticks in the exhibition area. Please avoid touching the shelves or putting the cameras on them while taking photographs. Contact us beforehand for an interview request or press inquiry. Click PRESS for details
■ Is it cold inside the museum?
We try to maintain the optimal temperature and relative humidity for the preservation of our architectural models. Because the temperature within our museum might feel cold compared to the weather outside, we recommend bringing an extra piece of clothing to keep warm while visiting us.
■If you have any further questions, please feel free to CONTACT us.