Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture, Imabari (TIMA)


An architectural museum complemented by its natural surroundings
This is the first museum of contemporary architecture in Japan. The museum consists of two buildings: the Steel Hut exhibits the works of the architect Toyo Ito, while the Silver Hut is the relocated and converted former residence of the architect. Inside the museum architectural models are displayed as if they were islands floating on the clear blue water of the Seto Inland Sea. In the dark-blue carpeted room round white cushions are set like clouds over the sea, visitors can make themselves at home and enjoy the displays and the exhibition space while sitting or lying down. Get taken away in this uniquely designed museum as you lose all sense of dimension and space.
Address 愛媛県今治市大三島町浦戸2418
Phone 0897-74-7220
Business HoursOpen 9am -5pm
Days Closed for BusinessClosed on Mondays (except public holidays, in which case the museum is closed the next working day) and 27 December to 31 December
PriceAdults 800yen, Students 400yen, Children under 18 Free
*20-percent discounts for groups of over 20 and senior citizens (over 65)
Parking7 car parking spaces available
Free parking
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