[5min to Shinjuku, 10min to Shibuya, Spacious!]
Immerse yourself in Tokyo's art scene.
The Bed & Art Project partners with artists to create the unique experience of staying in a gallery style room.
Profits goes to support local artists.
The Tokyo Bed & Art Project (BnA) was born out of the simple desire to make creative works from Tokyo’s vibrant art communities more accessible to a global audience. We've created a private gallery just for you! (Gallery is not open to the public, you'll have the room to yourselves the entire time)
Check out our latest project in Kyoto too, travel around Japan surrounded by the amazing works of local Japanese artists!:
When sending us a request, please write a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in our project!
All art and goods in the room can be purchased with proceeds going directly to the artists and our art fund.
1. Japan is home to extremely creative and talented art communities, yet they remain scattered and hidden away, making their art virtually inaccessible to visitors.
2. Purchasing art and owning art has never been a big part of Japanese culture. Making a living as an artist in Japan is extremely difficult and very rare.
[What is BnA Ikebukuro?]
Tokyo is one of the most creative cities in the world. We developed the concept of “a gallery you can stay in” to create a place for visitors to live and breath Tokyo's vibrant art culture. BnA Ikebukuro is the first space created through the Tokyo BnA Project.
BnA Ikebukuro is located in the residential neighbourhood of Mejiro, also home to the beautiful Mejiro Japanese Garden as well as Jiyu-Gakuen, a school designed by Frank Lloyd Wright now open for tours. BnA Ikebukuro is 5 minutes away from the bustling urban center of Ikebukuro.
The organizers of this project have also developed the BnA Art Fund, where the profits from the space and commissions on the works help fund an international art exchange program to introduce Tokyo-based artists to the world.
Development and Operations:
Yu Tazawa, Yuto Maeda
This duo builds and operates unique hospitality projects around Japan.
Design & Curation:
Architect & Designer working on various innovative projects around the world. Founder of Makeshift.
Permanent Wall Murals:
Jon Jon Green
Disponible para huéspedes
It's a 35sqm room with half of the space dedicated to a gallery, and the other half as a living space. The interior and most of the furniture has been designed and hand-crafted by the project organizers.
- 2 full-size beds (one is a hidden roll-out below the main bed)
- Simple, well-equipped kitchen
- Washing machine (detergents provided)
- Toilet with heated seating and integrated bidet
- Shower (shampoo, conditioner, body soap provided)
- WiMAX portable internet router (unlimited data)
- Microwave, fridge, kettle, hair dryer
Atención a los huéspedes
We all have full-time jobs and are fairly busy, but we'd love to meet you and hang out if we have time!
Architect/Designer (Makeshift), Entrepreneur (CEO HoneyWedding)
Yu Tazawa (Taz)
Head of Lumosity Japan, Entrepreneur (TokyoBnA, Jakarta salon, RocketPunch)
Consultant, Entrepreneur (TokyoBnA, Jakarta salon, RocketPunch)
Otros aspectos destacables
- Depending on the exhibition, we may not be able to host young children.
- All art and goods are for sale (80% goes to the artist, 20% to the art fund to help promote Japanese art to the world)
Please smoke outside