Photo: Mie Morimoto


Situated in the middle of a quiet forest, N’s YARD presents Yoshitomo Nara's paintings, drawings and sculptures together with items from his personal collection that have been particularly inspirational: record covers and artworks by his friends and peers. This site was conceived as an outpost of Nara's studio, where visitors can learn about his creative journey. There is a café where visitors can pause to enjoy the tranquility of this art space and the surrounding nature, as well as a store featuring selected goods.

The café provides drinks, desserts, and curry meals.
Japanese traditional meal “Sawayaka’s Bento box” is also available
on weekends and public holidays, and should be pre-ordered.



Hours: 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.

Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Closed for winter mid-december to mid-march every year.

28-3 Aoki, Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan 〒325-0103

Tel: 0287-73-5711 Fax: 0287-73-5712

info@nsyard.com www.nsyard.com


Adults/University students


High school students


Elementary/middle school students


Children (under age 6)


  • Please do not touch the exhibits including outdoor sculpture.
  • Groups over 15 people will be offered a discount of 100 yen/person. Please reserve ahead of your visit for the group discount.
  • Admission is free to people who carry a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, or Mental Disability Certificate.
    Please show your certificate at the time of entry.
  • Admission is free for school sponsored educational visits chaperoned by a teacher.
    Must be reserved in advance. Offer is limited to elementary and middle school students.
  • Konara Café and the gift shop are open only to ticket-holding visitors to N’s YARD. Use of the cafe or gift shop by the general public is prohibited.
  • Ticket machines do not accept credit cards.
  • Konara Café does not accept credit cards.

We ask all visitors to follow facility regulations.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.



• You may be asked to show your this ticket after entering the facility.
• Please inquire at the reception desk if you wish to re-enter the facility.
• Please follow instructions from the staff while visiting our facility.

<Photography/Mobile Phone Use>

• Please do not use flash, tripod, monopod, and selfie sticks inside the building.
• The pictures taken must not be duplicated, distributed, nor used in any other way for commercial purposes.
• Please set your mobile devices to silent and refrain from using within the building.

<Food & Drink/Smoking>

• Please refrain from eating and drinking (including water, candy, and gum) while in the buildings, with the exception of the café.
• No outside food or drink is allowed inside the café.
• Inside the property (including the parking lot) please refrain from eating (including candy and gum) and drinking .
• Smoking is prohibited within the property, including the parking area.


• Bringing in any dangerous items, plants (including fresh flowers), animals, and umbrellas is prohibited.
• Pets and animal are not allowed, with the exception of service dogs.
• Please use lockers for large bags.
• Please refrain from using any writing tools other than pencils within the building.
• Please do not dispose of any personal trash outside of the building.

<Visiting the Gallery>

• Please refrain from any actions that cause annoyances to other visitors.
• Please enjoy the works in the gallery quietly.
• Touching of works and display cases is prohibited.

<Visiting with Children>

• Visitors with young children are responsible for supervising their children at all times to prevent them from running, falling, or touching exhibits.
• Children below elementary school age must be accompanied by an adult.
• Please inquire if you plan to use a baby carriage. The center does not provide rental strollers.





    Coming by car:

    • The parking area is free of charge (70 car capacity). There is a three minute walk from the parking area to the building.

    • Designated handicapped spaces are available in the parking area.

    • Visitors wishing to use the handicapped parking spaces should contact us ahead of their visit: info@nsyard.com / 0287-73-5711.

    Coming by public transportation:

    From the JR Nasushiobara station (via Kuroiso station), take the Kanto Auto Works Route Bus. Get off at Aoki villa before stop. 7 minute walk to N’s YARD.

    Getting to N’s YARD using JR Nasushiobara Station