How to get to Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art

About Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art

The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art has six permanent exhibition halls, each with a theme that introduces more than 3,000 works from the museum’s collection, both domestic and foreign, from the modern era onwards. The museum has a large collection of prints and paintings by Goya and Picasso. On the first floor of the museum are the best works of modern Western sculpture, mainly Rodin’s works.

How to get there

Hanshin Main Line, get off at Iwataya (Hyogo) Station, about 8 minutes walk

1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigan-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 651-0073, Japan


This is the second time that I have visited, and I came here because of the Studio Ghibli retrospective and the strong attraction of Tadao Ando’s work. I discovered that Nagisa Park, which is not only the main building, is also a masterpiece of Ando’s office.

Tadao Ando’s architectural designs are distinctive! Don’t miss it for Tadao Ando fans and art lovers.

Another masterpiece by Tadao Ando, commemorating the reconstruction of the Great Hanshin Earthquake, still in typical fair-faced concrete, the structure is simple when viewed from the front, and the side by the sea, which makes more frequent appearances, blends well with the overall urban atmosphere of New Kobe City. And there are often good exhibitions too, we caught one from Impressionism to Parisian painting which included Monet’s ‘Water Lilies’! So lucky.

One of Tadao Ando’s most iconic buildings, this is a great place to visit. The architecture is rich in light and shadow, and it’s a great way to experience the master’s design ideas up close.

It’s a beautiful combination of retro and classic, right next to the museum bus stop.

I love it, it’s huge, there’s a lot to see and there’s a permanent exhibition of Ando’s work.

The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art is a representative building of Japan’s post-war revival, consisting of a stacked stone base and three glass boxes arranged in parallel.

Almost every prefecture in Japan has its own art museum, and the collection is quite good, especially the building itself is quite beautiful.

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