Japan House aims to make the beauty of traditional Japanese arts and culture accessible to everyone.

Watch Japan House Shares, our bi-weekly online programming featuring various topics with how-to videos, historical references, craft projects and more!
Subscribe to Japan House's YouTube Channel to be notified of new videos!


Shop Online for the holidays with special items and gift sets from Japan House!


In response to the latest guidelines and information from public health authorities and the University of Illinois, Japan House will be closed to the public effective immediately, and remain closed until further notice. For public health concerns, Japan House has canceled all events, public teas, and community classes —University of Illinois Japan House classes will be held online.

The health and well-being of our Japan House community must come first. Please take good care and we look forward to the day when we can safely welcome you back to Japan House.

The gardens of Japan House remain free and open to the public at this time. If you have any questions, please email us at japanhouse@illinois.edu.

Plan your visit

Study at Japan House

Study Opportunities

University Classes
Community Classes
Internship Opportunities

Through cultural courses and seminars, community outreach programs, and international visiting artists, Japan House builds bridges and generates connections that unite us in our collective humanity.

Japan House offers a variety of comprehensive classes in traditional Japanese arts for both University of Illinois students as well as community members.

Learn More