Aoyama Spiral Building


Travel Guide

Aoyama Spiral BuildingAoyama Spiral Building is a complex of cultural facilities established by Fumihiko Maki, internationally acclaimed Japanese architect, aimed at bringing together life and art. It is a multi-use building, with gallery space, multipurpose hall, cafe, restaurant and bar, salon, and shops. The defining feature of the building is a spiral ramp that encircles the rear gallery space and climbs to the second floor. The exterior facade of aluminum and glass reflects the jumbled nature of the surrounding streetscape. Also known as the Wacoal Art Center, Spiral is a nexus of cultural life in Aoyama, presenting music, art, film, and theater events. The 1st-floor gallery features changing exhibits, shows, dining and live music. The Spiral market on the 2nd floor presents simple, high quality home furnishings based on an ‘eternal design’ principle. The store has six self-explanatory zones; lounging, eating, healing, working, wearing and wrapping. The market also regularly hosts the ‘Spiral Market Selection’ which displays clay, glass and fabric artifacts made by hand-picked, up and coming designers.


Travel Advice


The café at 1st floor has been recommended by several gourmet magazines. It is a good place for visitors to take a rest while coming to Aoyama.



Address 5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone 03-3498-1171
Admission Free  
Hours Free time  
Closed Open 7 Days a Week
Duration 15 min
Getting There By Train
1 minute walk from Omote-sando Station on subway Ginza Line, subway Hanzomon Line or subway Chiyoda Line.

By Car
From Shibuya
Take Aoyama dori toward Akasaka. After passing Aoyama Gakuin Univ. on the right, make a U-turn at Omotesndo crossing. Aoyama Spiral Building is on the left side.
From Akasaka
Take Aoyama dori toward Shibuya. After passing Omotesando crossing. Aoyama Spiral Building is on the left side.。
From Harajuku
Take Omotesando toward Omotesando crossing and turn right. Aoyama Spiral Building is on the left side.
Parking Paid parking available

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