Japan House is one of the newest editions to Kensington High Street, but it’s already making waves. Billed as the new ‘cultural home’ of Japan in the city, the space is designed to help present the very best of Japanese culture to Londoners. This includes everything from art, to food, tech and design. Created as a wing of a cultural initiative, Japan House is one of three similar venues in LA and Sao Paulo, each of which hope to further understanding and appreciation of Japan.
What is Japan House?
Japan House is much more than just a cultural exchange. The space offers room for exhibitions, events and retail opportunities, alongside gastronomic experiences. Each room is carefully designed to bring Japanese flair to London – and there’s always something new happening in this innovative location. Whether you want to see the latest art exhibit or head to an interactive workshop, Japan House has carefully curated a programme sure to impress.
There is a particular emphasis on supporting both established Japanese artists and those who are just starting their careers, so visitors here can learn more about emerging creative figures in Japanese culture.
As there is a wide range of spaces at Japan House, including galleries, event venues and a library, visitors can discover plenty of texts and materials they might otherwise have never encountered.
Who created Japan House?
The venue has been created by some of Japan’s top creatives, including experts in design and government officials. This ensures that everything about it has the mark of authenticity. Welcoming in guests from diverse backgrounds, this would make for a unique experience whilst staying at one of our romantic hotels in London with a romantic package, particularly if you’re curious about seeing the real Japan up close, without leaving London.
Events at Japan House
On any given day, you’ll find a wide variety of activities and events happening at Japan House. Easily accessed from the Park Grand London Kensington nearest Tube, the venue currently has a series of displays showcasing the very best of contemporary Japanese art. Prior events have included the likes of talks, performances and late-night shows from some of the best creative talent in Japan. Workshops have included opportunities to discover how to make authentic Japanese-style vases and other great design items. The finished products make fantastic gifts, or can simply be kept as a memento of your visit.
Visiting Japan House
Whether you are visiting Japan House after a leisurely Indian afternoon tea or are keen to discover more about everything from robotics to design, art and cuisine, Japan House has something for you. The venue is right on the corner of Kensington High Street, and only a short walk from Kensington Station.
Japan House Opening Hours
The venue is open Monday-Saturday between 10am-8pm. For special events sometimes Japan House is open later, particularly on Saturdays. Check the official website for more information.