A date chock-full of art experiences

A date chock-full of art experiences

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A date chock-full of art experiences

Check out this artsy date course that will get you excited just thinking about the possibilities for a Tokyo date excursion.

2002 (1999): bronze, stainless steel, marble; 9.27m x 8.91m x 10.23m (h)

1. Louise Bourgeois (Maman)

This artistic spot is actually a regular meeting place for people heading out into the city

This vast sculpture of a spider looms large in Roppongi Hills. The work is in fact titled “Maman.” As the name suggests, this is supposed to be the queen spider. Look into its belly and you’ll see lots of white eggs! When your special someone arrives, why not grab him by the hand and show him this amazing discovery?!

6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku

2. Scai the Bathhouse

Photo by Norihiro Ueno. Courtesy of SCAI THE BATHHOUSE

“Soak” up the art at a former public bathhouse

This East-meets-West gallery is a gorgeous space that occupies a renovated historic bathhouse 200+ years old. As you experience art in this nostalgic space, you may feel your heartstrings tugged... After checking out the exhibit, take a stroll through the cafes and shops in the Yanaka part of town

Kashiwayu-ato, 6-1-23, Yanaka, Taito-ku
TEL: 03-3821-1144
Open from: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
Closed on: Sundays, Mondays, holidays

3. NADiff a/p/a/r/t

Have a culturally-rich date at this artsy bookshop

NADiff just renovated its space last December. This bookshop and gallery stocks a wide range of photo and art books, Western books, and art-oriented books and accessories. The art books are bound in fancy ways and make a great present for your special someone. Why not pick some of your favorite books and swap them with your partner?

NADiff a/p/a/r/t, First Floor, 1-18-4 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku
TEL: 03-3446-4977
Hours: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM 
Closed on: Mondays (if Monday is a holiday, open on Monday and closed the following day)

4. Cafe d’Art, Hara Museum

Relax and unwind in a modern, Western-style building

This museum is located in a classically-built Western structure. The grounds and gardens contain lots of different works tucked here and there. Just searching for them is fun. The cafe serves a range of special cakes based around the current exhibits. After your meal, you could even take a little nap in the garden.

4-7-25 Kita-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
TEL: 03-3445-0651
Hours: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM (open until 8:00 PM on Wednesdays, excluding holidays; doors close thirty minutes before final closing time)
Closed on: Mondays (if Monday is a holiday, open on Monday and closed the following day); exhibit changes, year-end/New Year
*Admission required even if only using cafe

5. 3331 Arts Chiyoda

Warp back in time to your student days!

What if you and your special someone had met back then as students? It’s a charming little fantasy. At this art center, located inside a former middle school, you can relive that dream. Take part in the various exhibits and events held in the classrooms while chatting about your student days -- how romantic.

6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku
TEL: 03-6803-2441
Open from: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Closed on: open year-round (excluding summer and year-end/New Year site-wide closings)

Source: metropolitana