Windowology Window


Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10:00–20:00

Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00–18:00

Christmas and New Year 2022/23 Opening Hours


Contact details:

Call +44 20 3972 7100
Email [email protected]

101-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

(Office hours are 9:00–18:00, Monday to Friday; office closed on public holidays.)

Windowology Window
Welcome to Japan House London

Japan House London is located on the corner of Kensington High Street and Derry Street, within a two-minute walk from High Street Kensington Station (see map) - so whether you’re London-based, or heading into the capital to visit Japan House London, there are many efficient travel options.

Explore Exhibitions and Events

Advance booking is recommended to visit exhibitions in our Gallery. Explore all free displays and events on our What’s On page.

Visit AKIRA Restaurant

The restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Making a reservation in advance is recommended. Book a table on the AKIRA Restaurant page.


The cloakroom is open for general visitors and attendees of events. Visitors to the exhibition are advised that all bags (except small shoulder bags) need to be stored in the cloakroom prior to entering. 


Japan House London works very closely with the Metropolitan police and our security and visitor experience staff are trained to ensure guests have a safe, secure, and enjoyable experience. If you see anything suspicious, please let one of them know.

No sharp objects are permitted at any time (including knives and pen knives).

Please note that we are unable to allow over-sized luggage into the Gallery. Your cooperation in these matters is greatly appreciated.


Small dogs are welcome at Japan House London, providing they are carried. Assistance dogs are also welcome.  


Japan House London is a COVID-secure venue and the safety of our guests and staff remains our priority. The wearing of face coverings is at the discretion of our guests and staff.

Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for information on our continuing measures we have implemented to ensure your safety.

Getting here

08 bike Bike

The Transport for London website shows the city's cycle highways and can help you plan your journey to Japan House London safely. Numerous cycle stands are available along Kensington High Street for parking your bike.

Alternatively there are four Santander Cycle Hire docking stations along Kensington High Street, and nine more within a ten-minute walk radius from Japan House London. Check the Santander website for more details.

09 car Car

Drivers can park within a five-minute walk from Japan House London at the Kensington High Street Car Park – Saba Parking on Hornton Street, W8 7NX. Other local parking options can be found on JustPark.

10 tube Tube

District and Circle lines to High Street Kensington (1 minute walk), Circle, District and Piccadilly lines to Gloucester Road (18 minute walk), and Central, Circle and District lines to Notting Hill Gate (13 minute walk). There is also the option to take the overground network to Kensington Olympia (24 minute walk).

11 bus Bus

The following bus routes stop near Japan House London: C1, 9, N9, 10, 27, 28, N28, N31, 49, 52, 70, 74, N74, 94, N97, 148, N207, 328, 452.

Find out more about the area at Discover South Kensington.

Christmas and New Year 2022/23 Opening Hours

Date Opening Hours
23 December 2022 10:00–20:00
24 December 2022 10:00–16:00
25 December 2022 CLOSED
26 December 2022 CLOSED
27 December 2022 12:00–18:00
28 December 2022 10:00–20:00
29 December 2022 10:00–20:00
30 December 2022 10:00–20:00
31 December 2022 10:00–16:00
01 January 2023 CLOSED
02 January 2023 CLOSED
03 January 2023 10:00–20:00