5 areas where you can see outdoor sculptures Tokyo

Roppongi Hills

6-10-1 Roppongi
Minato-ku
+81 (0)3-6406-6000
roppongihills.com

There are several public artworks here: six works are overseen by the Mori Art Museum and three works were selected by the architect Fumihiko Maki. The eightmetre-tall rose, which was created by the German sculptor Iza Genzken, and Maman, by the French artist Louise Bourgeois, are definitely worth checking out.

Tokyo Midtown

9-7-1 Akasaka
Minato-ku
+81 (0)3-3475-3100
tokyo-midtown.com

Art critic Toshio Shimizu and curatorJean-Hubert Martin selected artworks from artists all over the world. One of these works, called Myomu by the Hokkaido-born artist Kan Yasuda, welcomes you here in the space between Midtown East and West. There are several artworks inside the buildings as well.

Tokyo International Forum

3-5-1 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku
+81 (0)3-5221-9000
t-i-forum.co.jp

There is one artwork on the site, called Ishinki and created by Kan Yasuda. He created several sculptures with the same name. There is another in Tokyo Midtown (but they are not the same shape). This work stands out between the geometric buildings.

Marunouchi Street Gallery

Marunouchi Naka-dori

Chiyoda-ku

You can see several sculptures on Marunouchi Naka-Dori street, between the Tokyo International Forum and Tokyo Metro Otemachi station, and a few around the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum. The gallery was created in 1972 to enrich people’s lives. The sculptures definitely make us feel more upbeat.

Fuchunomori Park

1-3-1 Sengencho
Fuchu-shi
+81 (0)42-364-8021

You’ll find a large number of sculptures in this park, especially around the Fuchu Art Museum. Most of them are by prominent Japanese sculptors, including Yasutake Funakoshi and Churyo Sato. Don’t forget to look out for Jackass and Elephant, a work by the British-born sculptor Bally Flanagan.

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