Open search options

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

  • Tourist attractions

Located in a beautiful environment with views of the Rokko mountain range to the north and the Seto Inland Sea and Kobe Port to the south, the museum was designed by architect Tadao Ando.

It was opened as Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art after received the donation of Heizo Kanayama's artistic works in 1970. After designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, it was reopened as Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art in April of 2002. There are approximately 500 masterpieces of Kanayama's collections, such as 'The Mogami River in Oishida'. And Kanayama kept painting landscapes full of poetic splendor.
There are also about 40 oil paintings, drawing prints and sketches, including 'Seisho', which is representative work before World War II of Ryohei Koiso,who was born in Kobe,is the great master of the art world of western-style paintings.
In addition, contemporary art collection that contains the works of modern sculptures and prints after Rodin and the works from the radical artistic group Gutai Bijutsu Kyokai (Art Association of Gutai) which draws response from both domestic and international exhibitions of contemporary art is a must-see. Recently, many works of Yokoo Tadanori, who came from Nishiwaki City and continues with versatile activities, have been added to the collection.
The collections in the museum were enriched by the addition of the works of Gabo, Brancusi, Segal, Rickey, and others.


Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

By presenting the KANSAI ONE PASS card

Collection Exhibition: General Admission 500 yen, University Students 400 yen, Senior Citizens (70 years and above) 250 yen, High School Students and below Free Admission. ※ Admission fees for special exhibitions vary depending on the exhibition.

Expiration date
Until March 31, 2025


Address1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken 651-0073
Access10-minute walk from JR Tokaido Line Nada Station's South Exit, 20-minute walk from Hankyu Kobe Line Oji Koen Station's West Exit, 8-minute walk from Hanshin Iwaya Station
Hours10:00 ~ 18:00
(Entrance permitted until 17:30)
Regular holidayRegular holiday Monday (Tuesday if Monday falls on a national holiday)
Year-End & New Year Holidays
FeePermanent exhibitions: 500 yen for general, 400 yen for University students, 250 yen for seniors (70 and older), free for senior high school students and below ※ Admission for special exhibitions varies among exhibitions