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Himeji City Museum of Art

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World famous masterpieces such as Delvaux and Rodin as well as artworks by local artists are collected!

The Himeji City Museum of Art stores mainly works by artists related to the area, such as MATSUOKA Eikyu, who added a modern dimension to the traditional Yamatoe-style painting, as evidenced in his 'Ujinomiya-no Himegimitachi (Princesses in Uji Palace)', and KOISO Ryohei, who is one of Japan's best Western-style painters.
  The museum also has a large collection of works by Belgian artists, such as James Ensor and especially of Paul Delvaux, a master painter of surrealism. As many as 150 works by him are displayed, including “The Sea is Near.” The brick exterior of the museum, constructed during Meiji period, forms an impressive contrast with the neighboring white Himeji Castle (registered as a World Cultural Heritage). The museum was opened in 1983.


Address68-25 Honmachi, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture 670-0012
AccessFrom JR or Sanyo Line Himeji Station, take the Shinki bus and get off at 'Bijutsukan-mae' bus stop
Note: Payment by ICOCA is accepted on the Shinki bus
(last admission is 30 minutes before closing)
Regular holidayClosed on Mondays (the following day when Monday falls on a national holiday), and Dec.25-Jan.5,
FeeAdults: 210 Yen, High School and College students: 150 Yen, Junior High and Elementary School students: 100 Yen