Frequently Asked Questions
Opening Hours and Access
■ What are the opening hours?
For more information click VISIT
Tuesdays – Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Last entry 7:00 p.m)
Closed on Mondays (Open on a Monday when it is a National Holiday, in which case closed the following Tuesday.)
■ 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.
■The temperature within 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.
Admission and Tickets
■ How much is an admission ticket?
18 and under FREE
*200-yen discount per ticket for parties of 15 visitors or more.
*With a certification of disability, admission is free as well as that of an accompanying caregiver
■Is there anywhere else I could purchase the admission tickets?
Tickets are only sold at the reception area of Archi-Depot.
■Are there any group discounts?
Group of 15 visitors or more is eligible for a 200-yen discount on each ticket.
■ Are there discounts for senior citizens on tickets?
We do not offer senior citizen discounts on tickets.
■ 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 1000 yen. 18 (High school students) and under can enter for free. Please show a valid ID or documentation at our reception area.
■Can I use my credit card to pay for the tickets?
We accept credit cards listed below.
JCB/Visa/American Express/MasterCard/Diners Club/Discover
■Is there a membership program?
We are undergoing plans to establish a membership for those who would like to support our activities and contribute to the preservation of Japanese architecture.
■ Are there coin lockers at the facility?
There are coin-operated lockers (100-yen refundable deposit) that visitors can use at our facility. Our staff will keep big suitcases at the reception area.
■ Are babies and toddlers allowed?
Babies are allowed access to our museum. But if they become a source of disturbance to other visitors, our staff may ask you to take them outside temporarily.
■ Are strollers allowed inside the museum?
Strollers are allowed within our facility but not in our exhibition area because of our narrow corridors. Our staff will keep your stroller at the reception area.
■Do you have wheelchair access?
The exhibition area is accessible by wheelchair.
■Are there wheelchairs at Archi-Depot?
Unfortunately, we do not have any wheelchairs available for rental at this time.
■ When did ARCHI-DEPOT open, and what is its purpose?
ARCHI-DEPOT opened on June 18th 2016. Please view detailed information at ABOUT.
■ Who designed the ARCHI-DEPOT logo?
The ARCHI-DEPOT logo is designed by Kenya Hara, of Nippon Design Centre. Please view detailed information at ABOUT.
■Are there any other facilities around the museum building?
We have cafes and restaurants, such as TERRA CAFÉ BAR, SOHOLM, breadworks, and T.Y. HARBOR, along Bond Street, which stretches over 200m connecting Fureai Bashi bridge and Kaigan Street.
Nearby we also have PIGMENT, a specialty store for valuable Japanese painting tools, designed by the world renowned architect Kengo Kuma, with a modern store design image utilizing organic materials to create bamboo blind curtains.
■ How long does it take to view the exhibition?
On average our visitors take about 1 hour to view the entire facility.
■ Which architectural models are you displaying at the museum?
The architectural model displayed are subject to change irregularly, as architects “deposit” and “withdraw” their models for storage by renting the museum’s shelves at their discretion. We plan to notify any changes such as new arrivals through the museum’s official social networking accounts.
■ Are the temperature and humidity always at the same controlled level?
The temperature and humidity within the museum is controlled to maintain the best environment for preserving the exhibits. Due to changes in weather, it may feel cooler than usual inside the museum. We kindly ask guests to wear appropriate attire to adjust to temperature changes.
■ Do exhibitions have bilingual captions?
We provide bilingual captions in Japanese and English.
■Do you have any audio or illustrated guides?
As the museum acts as a storage facility, as of November 2016 we do not offer any audio or illustrative guides of the museum. However, we are planning to prepare an illustrative guide of the major representative works stored at the museum.
■Are there any plans to hold special exhibits, lectures, or invents in the future?
We have plans to hold events on a monthly basis. Please check the EVENTS page for upcoming events.
■ When is the museum comparatively less crowded?
In general we usually see less crowding after 4pm on weekdays.
■ Can I copy or take photographs of the artwork?
Photography and videography are allowed in the museum as long as the images are taken for personal, non-commercial use. Tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted. Please avoid touching the display shelves or placing the cameras on them when taking photographs.
For those who wish to take photographs for press or interviews, please inform the museum beforehand. Details may be found at PRESS
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