Formerly a bathhouse (the building is over 200 years old), this high-ceilinged space in a charming neighbourhood near Ueno Park features contemporary Japanese artists (Tatsuo Miyajima) and international practitioners (Lee Bul, Julian Opie). Like many of the Yanaka district's art galleries, the fact that it is situated in an antiquated building gives it a minimalist aspect that is at once both traditional and extremely fashionable. Worth a visit for the building alone.
|Venue name:||Scai The Bathhouse|
6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku
|Opening hours:||12noon-6pm / closed Sun, Mon & hols|
|Transport:||Nippori Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Joban lines), south exit; Nezu Station (Chiyoda line), exit 1|