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Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

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Collections of abundant Japanese and foreign sculptures, prints and paintings, etc. including the works of Heizo Kanayama who is an artist of Yoga (Western-style paintings by Japanese artists) born in Kobe

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

100 yen discount for general and university student admission fee for each viewing of the special exhibition.
*This discount is inapplicable to seniors over 70 years of age and handicapped people
*Collection Exhibition(permanent exhibition) and paid events in the gallery wing are excluded.

Expiration date
Until March 31, 2024


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