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Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
Built in 2002, it is the biggest museum in the Kansai area. The museum is designed by the worldly famous Japanese architect, Ando Tadao. It is worth visiting this place to see the beautiful architecture of the building. In addition to the beautiful building, there are in total of 7,000 pieces of well-received national and international art works, including the works of painters from the Hyogo area, representing contemporary Western-styled Japanese art. You can also enjoy a relaxing time at the chic cafe and the restaurant.
- 1-1-1 Wakinohamakaigandori Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
- Contact No.
- 8-min walk from Iwaya Station on Hanshin Line. Or, 10-min walk from Nada Station on JR Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 10:00-18:00 *Open until 20:00 on Friday and Saturday during the special exhibition
Closed: Monday (If Monday is a holiday, closed on the next day), New Year Holiday (Dec 31 and Jan 1)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 min
- Admission fee
- Kenbi Premium exhibition 510 yen *the price of seasonal exhibition varies depending on exhibition
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Admire the architecture by Ando Tadao
Spacious halls and decks along with huge stairs rise facing the sea all give a sense of openness. A terrace and sloped paths make the space look like a work of sculpture. You can fully appreciate the great architecture of Ando Tadao here. The contrast between light and shadow is created inside the building, which changes the appearance depending on time of day and season. Enjoy the architectural beauty of this place.
National and International Art Collection
There are eight permanent exhibition rooms inside the museum, containing in total of 7,000 pieces of Western painting, Japanese painting, sculptures and statues. Furthermore, the collection includes national and international Contemporary Art or Local Art. On top of that, recently an exhibition of art related to anime took place.
Elegant cafe and restaurant
In this museum, there is a chic cafe and authentic French restaurant, where you can have a relaxing moment on the terrace outside on a sunny day. Why don't you contemplate on art while enjoying some amazing food?