About Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
The Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art is strategically located in Kamibiki-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, and can be reached by taking the Hiroshima Dentetsu train from Hiroshima Station and getting off at the “Kogyoen-mae” stop. Founded in 1968, it was rebuilt in 1996 to welcome visitors with a more comfortable environment and a more comprehensive collection and exhibitions.
The Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art has a collection of more than 4,500 valuable works of art, including many works of art about Hiroshima by famous artists such as Kumihiko, Katsuzo Eki and Ikuo Hirayama, folk art works represented by Kanjiro Kawai and Shoji Hamada, and works of Japanese and Asian crafts including Central Asian dyeing and weaving and metalwork. These works of art meet with the general public through rotating exhibitions about four times a year, and each day, volunteer guides from the Tomonokai give an easy-to-understand introduction to the works, making it easy for visitors to gain a better understanding of the background and characteristics of the works.
In addition to the artworks, the planning room of the Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art also hosts special exhibitions about six times a year, and a large number of lectures and concerts are held in conjunction with the special exhibitions, making them very lively.
How to get there
(1)15 minutes by streetcar from Hiroshima Station (get off at the Hatchobori stop, transfer to the Hakushima Line, and get off at the Shukkeien-mae stop.)
(2)15 minutes on foot from Hiroshima Station
Open: 9:00-17:00, admission until 30 minutes before closing. Closed: Mondays, except on national holidays, substitute holidays, and special exhibition periods. Closed: New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.