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“Arty place hidden in Harajuku”

Design Festa Gallery
Ranked #31 of 254 things to do in Shibuya
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Owner description: Founded in 1998, there is something for everyone and more between the Design Festa Gallery's two buildings, 21 showrooms, restaurant, cafe, bar and constant rotation of special-theme, group, school and independent exhibitions that feature professional and amateur, elementary school aged, retired, traditional and genre redefining artists alike.Welcoming over 80,000 visitors annually, the Design Festa Gallery is unpredictable, unregulated, uncensored and hosts both domestic and foreign artists, serving as Japan's single most diverse mecca of artistic expression.
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

If you are into art, you might want to have a look at this place.

Many arts are exhibited in this place and it’s free to visit this place, you can come here after visiting meiji shrine and Takeshita Street.

There is a cafe and okonomiyaki restaurant here , the okonomiyaki is quite good and they also offer all you can eat okonomiyaki.

Most importantly , they have free wifi and some staffs speak English.

1  Thank PeterCRTW
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Ayumi M, staff at Design Festa Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Hi, Peter-CR-Chen,

Thank you so much for visiting here and we are glad to have your review about our place.
Art works exhibited here are by various artists including students of Art colleges in Japan and from all over the world.
You could find any genres of arts here!
We hope we could meet you again here and please say hi to us next time!

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

This gallery is hidden down a quiet street in Harajuku. There are several rooms that local artists rent to display their work. On the day we visited one artist was there working on a painting. It is free to visit and very worthwhile.

Thank Suzanne B
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This little pearl is not so hard to find in the windling road of Harajuku, and it is a really cool place.
Small shops where local artists have exhibitions and sell their art.
Forget about Takeshita street, go here instead!

1  Thank Per411
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Beautiful architecture with unique design. We walked past it and couldn't resist taking some photos!

Thank NatsukiLove
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We were so glad that we found this gallery. There is some really nice art to see here, you also get to meet the artists. There is a nice little bar where you can get a drink and a snack. Some great grafitti and mural art to see too! Really worth a look.

2  Thank jenkle89
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