Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Collections of Abundant Japanese and Foreign Art Works

Collections of Abundant Japanese and Foreign Art Works

The museum opened in 1970 as the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, following the donation of works by Heizo Kanayama, a Western-style painter from Kobe. Later, architect Tadao Ando was commissioned to design the new museumin April 2002 and renamed Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art. Approximately 500 masterpieces by Heizo Kanayama including “The Mogami River in Oishida”, one of his most known pieces, can be found in the museum.Paintings, prints, sketches by other infamous Kobe-born artists are also exhibited in this museum.

In addition to the works with rich history, contemporary art pieces such as modern sculptures and prints from Rodin onwards, as well as works by the avant-garde art group Gutai Bijutsu Kyokai, which continues to make a splash at contemporary art exhibitions in Japan and abroad.


1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigan-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-0073
8-minute walk from Iwaya Station (Hanshin)
10-minute walk from Nada Station (JR)
20-minute walk from Oji-koen Station (Hankyu)
10:00-18:00(last entry 17:30)
*10:00-20:00 (last entry 19:30) on Fridays, Saturdays, and during special exhibitions (last entry at 19:30)
Mondays (or the following day if a public holiday falls on a Monday)
New Year's holiday (December 31-January 1)
Maintenance closure (see website for details)
Adult 500 yen
University Student 400 yen
Senior (age 70 and over) 250 yen