Japan House  

 
 
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101-111 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 5SA
 
 
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Japan House Gallery and The Shop: Mon to Sat 10am-8pm, Sun & Bank Holidays: 12noon-6pm | AKIRA: Mon to Sat 12noon-3pm & 6pm-11pm, Sun & Bank Holidays 12noon-4pm
 

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Japan HouseA cultural centre, shop, cafe and restaurant, Japan House offers a window into Japan from the heart of west London. Located on Kensington High Street, the three floor building gives visitors the chance to experience exhibitions and latest from Japan in art, design, food, technology and retail. Interior designer Katayama Masamichi/Wonderwall has created a calming space that embodies the aesthetic that you'd expect from Japan - minimalist, white and uncluttered with artistic embellishments such as a hanging scroll (kakemono) and seasonal flowers (ikebana). As well as the cafe and The Stand kiosk on the ground floor, there's a gallery, events space and library on the lower ground floor. The more formal restaurant, Akira, on the first floor has been designed as the doma - the space in a home that sits between indoors and outdoors, a kitchen but also a social space where family, friends and neighbours gather.

 

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Holiday Inn London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £105  25% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 1 minute from Japan House
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £313  37% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 4 minutes from Japan House
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £267  25% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from Japan House
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Japan House
The Royal College of Art is one of London's most prestigious art colleges and the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design. Students need ... More
 
 
 
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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
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Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 13 minutes from Japan House
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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 15 minutes from Japan House
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St Mary Abbots Parish Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington High Street, W8 | 2 minutes from Japan House
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Kensington Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Japan House
Soon after the amalgamation of Kensington with Chelsea in the seventies the two old town halls were replaced with a joint civic centre, the current Kensington ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Japan House
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th May to 4th December 2020
Japan House, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Japan House
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Electronic: From Kraftwerk To The Chemical Brothers
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st July 2020 to 14th February 2021 - Various Times
Japan House, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Japan House
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Margaret Calvert: Woman At Work
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st October 2020 to 10th January 2021 - Various Times
Japan House, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Japan House
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Japan House
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, London W11 | 12 minutes from Japan House
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The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 12 minutes from Japan House
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Japan House
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Japan House
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MAC Cosmetics
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Japan House
Ultra-chic, ultra-hip cosmetics with colours to die for, all imported from Canada. A must-have for the cosmetics connoisseur. For a treat you can book a session ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14 Kensington Arcade, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Japan House
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Saf Kensington
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
The Barkers Building, Whole Food market 1st Floor, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Japan House
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Bone Daddies Whole Foods Market
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
63-97 Kensington High Street, The Barkers Building, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Japan House
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Japan House
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Japan House
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 23 minutes from Japan House
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Japan House
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 9 minutes from Japan House
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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 12 minutes from Japan House
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Japan House
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Japan House
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23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 8 minutes from Japan House
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Japan House
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Japan House
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Bloom
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
2 Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from Japan House
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Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Japan House
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Japan House
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Kensington Palace
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Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Japan House
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Electronic: From Kraftwerk To The Chemical Brothers
Exhibitions | Until 14th February 2021 

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An immersive, multi-sensory, multimedia experience, celebrating the artists, designers and technology responsible for shaping the visual landscape of electronic music. ...More

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Design Museum 6 minutes walk from Japan House

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Science Museum 13 minutes walk from Japan House

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Science Museum 13 minutes walk from Japan House

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Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2021 

Natural History Museum 13 minutes walk from Japan House

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Serpentine Gallery 15 minutes walk from Japan House

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On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
Exhibitions | Until 6th February 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 17 minutes walk from Japan House

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Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Exhibitions | Until 10th January 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 17 minutes walk from Japan House

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Bags: Inside Out
Bags: Inside Out
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 17 minutes walk from Japan House

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