Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris

  • Thematic house
Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris

Take a trip to the heart of Japanese culture.

A few steps from the Eiffel Tower, Japanese culture has found it’s home. Inaugurated in 1997, the Japanese cultural House is an elegant jewel of contemporary architecture built of glass and steel. In this enormous glass space, the temporary exhibitions are constant but never similar : art, painting, design and decoration are some of the themes treated with originality.

Cinema, dance, traditional theatre as well as contemporary theatre are also on the program. If you have a little time to kill, sign up for one of the workshops : calligraphy, flower arranging, origami… you can even participate in a Japanese cooking demonstration. Japanese culture opens up to the public… and don’t forget to go by the traditional pavilion for a delicious cup of tea.

Opening and closing times

From 01/01 to 31/12 between 11 am and 7 pm. Closed Monday and Sunday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th. Closed in August.

Final admission at 6:30pm

Closing starting at 6:45pm.


Free access. Library and temporary exhibitions free of charge
Workshops, language courses, shows and paid cinema
Free admission to certain temporary exhibitions and events.


Services and facilities


  • Activity
  • Handicrafts workshops
  • Shows
  • Temporary exhibition


Spoken languages

  • French

Visit languages

  • French
  • Japanese

Languages of educational signs

  • French


  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs


Métro : Bir Hakeim (Line 6)

RER : Champs de Mars - Tour Eiffel (Line C)

Bus : 30, 42, 72, 82

Plan your route


Contact information

  • 101 bis quai Branly 75015 Paris 15ème
  • + 33 (0)1 44 37 95 01

Your contacts


  • Maison de la culture du Japon
  • Live shows (theatre, dance, concerts...) at the latest 30 days before the show