Tokyo’s Design Festa Gallery


If you’re not too busy taking in all that’s wild and wonderful in Tokyo’s Harajuku district, you’ll certainly want to stop in at one of Japan’s most interesting art galleries – The Design Festa Gallery.


Design Festa is a unique world of artistic wonder, where one-of-a-kind artwork is displayed for anyone to see at no cost. You can meander about or stop and talk with the artists themselves, or relax in their cafe and have a bite or a drink while enjoying this creative space.

Currently the gallery is hosting two special-theme exhibitions The “Harajuku Kawaii” Exhibition from December 14th to 23rd and the third instalment of their popular, cat-themed, “Meow” Exhibition, from January 5th to 11th. I’m not going to lie, Stacey would probably love both of these exhibits.



The gallery also works with the Tokyo Big Sight event which will be coming up on their 20th anniversary next year.

Also, next year the gallery will be founding a new event in August – the Gakuten. The event will serve as a miniature version of their main Design Festa event, and will be exclusively for students. Everyone at Design Festa is pretty excited about it.




You can access the gallery from either the Harajuku or Meiji-jingumae Station with about a 5-10 minute walk. All the access details can be found on their website.

So when you’re in the area, be sure to check it out! :)

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