Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00


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


Contact details:

Call +44 20 3972 7100



Japan House London is open

Japan House London is open, including the Gallery on the Lower Ground Floor, the Library, AKIRA restaurant and the Ground Floor with its displays, The Shop and The Stand. Our Visitor Experience Assistants are ready to welcome you for an encounter with Japanese culture and innovation through curated displays, design, retail, refreshments and our latest exhibition.

Please note that it is not necessary to pre-book your visit to the Ground Floor. Tickets for the Library are available here.


Japan House London is located on the corner of Kensington High Street and Derry Street, within a two-minute walking distance 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.

Our address is 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

Before planning your visit to Japan House London, please check the latest UK Government guidelines on using public transport.

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.