Japan House
Japan House
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Duration: 1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience Japan House and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Bela Vista
Known for its Italian cantinas, Bela Vista is the place to go for great pasta. Also called “Bixiga”, the area is an important cultural part of the city, with the bohemian and the religious costumes of its inhabitants on full display. In August, the large Nossa Senhora Achiropita party fills the streets with a variety of Italian food and music. You can experience the liveliness of the neighbourhood walking through the antiquities fair at Dom Orione Square or visiting the “Brazilian Caminito”, a version of the Argentinian street complete with colorful buildings. Bela Vista is also home to the traditional samba school “Vai-Vai”. Buy a ticket to a rehearsal and get a taste of what Carnival is like.
How to get there
  • Brigadeiro • 6 min walk
  • Vergueiro • 7 min walk
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles765 reviews
Excellent
385
Very good
250
Average
108
Poor
15
Terrible
7

Nalini N
Greater Sydney, Australia678 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Always a pleasure walking into a place displaying things Japanese. Lots of cute miniatures depicting various scenes. The shop had gorgeous fabrics and bags, a little pricey though. A delightful hour or so.
Written 5 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tony L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
When we were there we saw many people participating in a new exhibit which was being built only with chop sticks glued together. It is a statement on what we can do as a united group. A must see when in San Paulo.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Claudia G
Sao Paulo, SP89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Japan House holds exhibitions usually free entrance. The place has great architecture and an amazing restaurant For a calm afternoon in the busiest part of São Paulo.
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bebadosamba
Brasilia, DF264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
From the design of the building to the exhibitions, a great place. And it's free! Currently a fantastic Manga (Naoki Urasawa) exhibit - join the 30 minute talk if possible.

Didn't have the time to check the Japanese restaurant.
Written 2 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Silvia A
Sao Paulo, SP186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
In July the Japan House hosted two exhibitions: one of ikebana, the traditional japanese art of making flowers alive, and the other with objects of artists from each one of the 40 japanese provinces.
Both exhibitions were amazing, well explained. The artists presented ceramic, glass, wood, porcelain, bamboo objects, all of them representing the japanese expertise.
There is also a shop with japanese products: books, fabric, objects. All of them beautiful, but very expensive. The cafeteria has a very good coffee, Brazilian, in this case.
Written 7 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Martin F
Santa Cruz, Bolivia36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
A very nice and quiet place just at the beginning of Av. Paulista. Has three floors and at the time we were there, an exhibition was under way. Also there a a good coffee shop. The entrance was free.
Written 3 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

margarete p
Sao Paulo, SP329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
A beautiful museum, although I expected a little more. There is a shop with cute (and expensive) pieces, some of them made in Japan. There is a large exposition room also, where I could see really fascinating pieces made of clay, metal and wood, by Japanese artisans. And there is a library with books about Japan, its culture, art... life, and some armchairs. Smiling and nice clerks.
Written 12 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

stephan s
Rio de Janeiro, RJ53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Good place to visit. It is free and you can watch different kinds of exhibitions. Staff is friendy. Have also books to read about japanese way of life.
Written 10 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GaetanoLuca
Rome, Italy37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
Free exhibition, very interesting, and also the chance to try great japanese food on the third floor.
Written 11 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

acarolduarte
Sao Paulo, SP96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
It's a beautiful architecture piece. Very delicate work at the very front.
Inside, there're nice cultural objects. On the top floor the exhibition is fabulous. The 2 bamboo arts are just astonishing.
There's also a Japanese restaurant but I didn't try it.
The attraction is for free and I wont spend more than 2 hours to see everything.
I was expecting a larger exhibition.
Written 21 June 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 66
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Japan House - All You MUST Know Before You Go (2024)

All Sao Paulo HotelsSao Paulo Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Sao Paulo
All things to do in Sao Paulo
Day Trips in Sao Paulo
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire