Art Museum Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
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    4.0
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitaichijounishi 17-chome
    Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art opened in 1977 near downtown Sapporo. It runs its activities based on the themes of Hokkaido’s regional and international characteristics. In addition to the Modern Art Collection Exhibition, which features the museum’s collection from a variety of angles, it plans and holds special exhibitions to introduce outstanding works from Japan and overseas. It has also undertaken some unique initiatives such as running traveling art museums all around Hokkaido.

    Modern Japan has adapted many Western influences, so it not surprising that the art on show is connected to European artkstic movvements such as Impressionism. The art is very good, and serves as a...

  • Nakasatsunai Art Village
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    4.5
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    Hokkaido Kasaigunnakasatsunaimura Sakae East 5 Line
    Located in the Tokachi region, Nakasatsunai Art Village (which covers an area of around 145,000 square meters) is a place where you can stroll along beautiful paths, stopping off to look round art galleries or have a bite to eat. Nakasatsunai Art Village is located around 15 minutes’ drive from Tokachi-Obihiro Airport; the Village is open from late April through to mid-October.

    。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。 I love to visit Museum of Masami Mano. His technique is quite unique that he use watercolour paint with very precise outline which done by masking sheet. I was...

  • The Goto Sumio Museum
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    Hokkaido Sorachigunkamifuranochou Higashi4senkita 26
    The Goto Sumio Museum is dedicated to the work of Japanese painter Goto Sumio, who has been depicting the natural beauty of Hokkaido in his paintings for half a century. The Museum displays a comprehensive range of Mr. Goto’s work, from the first of his paintings to be selected for inclusion in the Japanese Art Institute Exhibition and other early works through to his landscapes and sketches showing the flowers associated with different seasons of the year. The Museum shop sells books containing collections of paintings, exhibition catalogs, etc. The Museum restaurant, “Furano Grill,” is also highly recommended; while they eat, diners can enjoy spectacular views of the peaks of Mt. Tokachi and the nearby hills. The Museum is around 5 minutes’ drive from JR Kamifurano Station.

    We werent quite sure what to expect from the Gallery, but we ended up spending longer here than we had planned for, the art work is breath-taking / magnificent ! Well worth the entrance fee of 1,040...

  • Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art
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    Hokkaido Obihiro-shi Midorigaoka 2-banchi Midorigaoka Park
    This museum is located approximately a two-minute walk from the Midorigaoka 6-Chome bus stop, or a ten-minute drive from Obihiro Station. Characteristic of the museum is the modern style of the building, which was opened in 1991, and its location in the center of Midorigaoka Park, which covers a vast area of ground. It mainly contains paintings by artists who are closely related to Eastern Hokkaido, and the contents of the exhibits are changed every two to three months. Also of note are the various projects and events, such as seminars and talks where visitors can appreciate the various exhibitions with tours provided by the museum's curators.

    A bronze statue titled Victory (1923) by a French artist Emile-Antoine Bourdelle in front of the building welcomes you at this Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art. It’s one of the six Hokkaido...

  • Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido (Mima)
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitanijounishi 15
    "Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido is located around seven minutes' walk from Exit 4 of Nishi-Juhatchome Station on Sapporo's Tozai Metro Line. Established as a branch of Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, the museum is known as ""Mima"" by its many aficionados. The museum has focused on collecting and exhibiting the works of Migishi Kotaro, a Sapporo-born pioneer of modern art in Japan who died young, having had a dramatic impact on modern art in Japan over the course of his brief life. The building, which is located in the gardens of the Hokkaido Governor's Official Residence, has the romantic air of a real artist's atelier set amidst beautiful trees. Some of Migishi's finest works are exhibited at the museum, which also holds special exhibitions, lectures and concerts, etc."

    Migishi Kataro was a Japanese artist and painter active between the wars. He participated in a number of artistic movements, including surrealism and art deco. He kept in touch with international...

  • Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Saiwaichou 4-1-5
    Located around 15 minutes' walk from JR Kushiro Station in the waterfront area in Kushiro's city center, Kushiro Art Museum is an important center for culture and the arts in the Kushiro / Nemuro region. The main focus of the museum's collections and exhibits-which include everything from Nihonga paintings, oil paintings, woodblock prints and photographs to three-dimensional sculptures-is on works based on natural themes, and works that are connected to the Kushiro / Nemuro region. The Arts Hall-which is a combined concert hall and lecture hall-is used for holding film showings, museum seminars, lectures to accompany special exhibitions, etc. Workshops and experiential activities are also held in the Free Art Room.

    This is the closest public building to the cruise terminal ! It is a small museum worth a quick visit that has the following advantages :free and fast WIFI available , a Tourist Information Office...

  • Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Goryokakucho 37-6
    This museum is located near the Goryokaku Tower, a three-minute walk from the Goryoukaku Koen Iriguchi bus stop, and about seven minutes on foot from the tram stop Goryoukaku Koen-mae and is combined with the Hakodate Performing Arts Center. The exhibition focuses on modern works born in South Hokkaido and a collection of the calligrapher Kaneko Otei can be seen in the Otei Memorial room. Themed special exhibitions and lectures are also held. A family time is set up on Sunday mornings where families with children can casually visit and use discounts for special exhibitions. Original goods are also sold at the museum shop.

    The admission fee is only 150 yen per person. It is worth spending 30-50 minutes there before visit Goryokaku Tower and Goryokaku Park. The location is directly opposite Goryokaku Tower, very easy...

  • Kida Kinjiro Museum of Art
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    Hokkaido Iwanai-gun Iwanaicho Mandai 51-3
    This museum is connected to municipal Marine Park, which faces Iwanai port. It offers a glimpse at the worldview of Kinjiro Kida, who spent his life painting the natural beauty of Iwanai. Kida is one of the main representatives of Hokkaido's western art tradition. This museum exhibits several pieces demonstrating his dynamic touch, and the show is popular for how it demonstrates the love he felt for Iwanai. Beyond the exhibits, the facility also holds various events to bring guests closer to the nature and city of Iwanai, in collaboration with area facilities and community.

    二度目の訪問になります。小さな美術館ですが、孤高の画家の生き様がわかり、絵画から伝わる情熱が感じられます。有島との出会いが、画家としての生きることを決心したそうです。3階の展望廻廊のから見える海が木田金次郎の愛し、描いた海です。

  • Miyama Touge Art Park
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    Hokkaido Sorachigunkamifuranochou Nishi8senkita 33 Fukayama Pass
    A trick art-oriented amusement facility located in Kamifurano Town. In the museum, you can see trick art that changes in appearance depending on your perspective or looks as if it's about to leap out at you despite being 2D. There's also a huge Ferris wheel from which you can enjoy a sweeping view of Kamifurano from 50 meters above the ground, and classes where you can etch a glass or make your own snow dome. On the terrace, you can barbecue Kamifurano pork and enjoy the natural scenery of the area.

    目的地是深山峠,車便泊在博物館前的車場,時間所限,未有內進參觀,但建築物外形有趣的,以大衞的塑像為牆外景點,是配合這環境需要吧。

  • Arai Memorial Museum of Art
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    Hokkaido Iwanai-gun Iwanaicho Nozuka 505
    "This art museum is located on a hill overlooking Iwanai on the Sea of Japan. The two buildings contain three museums and concert halls. This museum is famous for holding several engravings by Pablo Picasso, the father of Cubism. It has a collection of 267 pieces, including ""The Frugal Meal"" from his youth, to ""Erotica"" from his late period. The Picasso Museum displays 40 carefully selected pieces at all times, and is on the second and third floors of Hall 1. It's a perfect space to approach the view of Picasso's world, which is as enchanting today as it has ever been."

    The owners reason for putting a Picasso collection up here, in the hills overlooking the quiet, out-of-the-way seaside snow town of Iwanai, will have to remain a mystery. So its worth a visit for...

  • Kita no Alps Museum
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    Hokkaido Shari-gun Sharicho Asahimachi 11-2
    "This private art museum, marked by its western exterior, is about a five-minute drive from Shiretoko-Shari Station. It exhibits pages from the mountain culture magazine ALP taken from 25 years of its run from 1959. From its inception, ALP was dedicated solely to the idea of ""glorifying nature,"" and through the cooperation of countless nature lovers became a highly spiritual magazine. This museum was founded in 1992 to commemorate the spirit of ALP, and serve as a place to soothe hearts harmed by the modern age. The two-story building exhibits roughly 50,000 pieces, including essential articles that moved readers nationwide, original manuscripts, pictures, and more."

    わかりにくい場所ですがしゃれた建物です。冬季間は休館中なので折角出向いても入れませんのであしからず。

  • Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art
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    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Tokiwakouen Inside
    This art museum in Asahikawa has an amazing collection of paintings and woodcarvings by artists from the northern region. Painting events and exhibitions are regularly held. As a museum with roots in the local community they seek to infuse art into everyday life. The museum shop offers freshly brewed coffee and handicrafts by artists associated with Asahikawa.
  • Toyako Museum of Art
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    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Toyako Cho Toyamachi 96-3
    An art museum on the shore of crystal-clear Lake Toya, nearly a two-hour drive from Sapporo. Located in the renovated former Toyamura Government Office Building you'll find displays including sculptures, photographs, and literary works. These include works by Bikki Sunazawa, one of Hokkaido's premier artists, and a collection of palm-sized small-scale carvings on the subject of space in the Toyamura International Carving Biennale. The museum is renowned for its works of art on display and the gorgeous vista of Lake Toya that it offers. Various events such as special exhibitions and mini-concerts are held throughout the year.

    レンタサイクルを利用して洞爺湖を散策していて立ち寄りました。『藤沢レオ きのうと違う島』展が開催されてました。建物内は広くないので観るのに時間はかかりませんでした○

  • Sapporo Art Park
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Geijutsunomori 2-75
    Sapporo Art Park opened in July 1986 to promote the creation of a new art and culture in the north. There are many events throughout the year as well as workshops you can use, and facilities for art and museum experiences and outdoor stages. Nursing rooms and infant facilities are also available. It is approximately 40 minutes by car from Sapporo city and approximately 15 minutes by bus from Makomanai Station on the Namboku Subway Line.
  • Eisho Sasaki Memorial Kushiro Shitsugen Art Museum
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Akanchoukamiakan 23-38
    Kushiro Shitsugen Art Museum preserves and displays paintings by Eisho Sasaki, the “Painter of the Wetlands,” as well as materials relating to Mr. Sasaki and items that formerly belonged to him. The Museum is located near Akan International Crane Center, so visitors can also view Japanese Red-crowned Cranes while they are here. Eisho Sasaki was famous for his impressionistic paintings of Eastern Hokkaido scenes. To get to Kushiro Shitsugen Art Museum from Tancho Kushiro Airport, take the Akan Bus service and get off at the “Tancho no Sato” bus stop; the journey takes around 16 minutes.

    夫婦で釧路に訪問した際にお邪魔しました。 佐々木栄松先生は今回の訪問で初めて知りましたが、赤(緋色)を鮮やかに使って湿原の紅葉を描き出していました。 案内頂いた方が、商売っ気が強すぎて、最後望んでいないのに商談に持ち込まれたのにはいささか辟易としました。

  • Furano Landscape Gallery
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    Hokkaido Sorachi-gun Nakafurano Cho Nae Mubanchi
    "This art museum has a collection centered around oil paintings of the Furano area in all four seasons. It was opened as a studio-gallery for the artist Shuichi Okuda, who has spent his 30-year career painting landscapes. ""It's hard to capture my motif through even a single pane of glass,"" he says, and true to his work he paints outside in the harsh northern landscape all year round, in -30 degree centigrade winters or 30+ degree summers. As a result, his paintings have a depth and reality that makes viewers feel as if they are truly in that space. It is housed in the remodeled former Nae Elementary School. The building itself has been modeled into a work of art on its own."

    数年前に訪ねました。 富良野の風景が凝縮されて、絵画が好き、特に印象派が好きな方には、ときめく場所です。少し行きにくい場所ですが、芸術家さんの作る庭も楽しめる美術館です。 光を描いた油絵、透き通る絵画たちに感動しました。

  • Kita no Daichi Museum
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    Hokkaido Kasai-gun Nakasatsunaimura Sakae Higashi 5-sen
    "This museum is inside Nakasatsunai Art Village, an art forest that boasts of around 145,000 square meters of space. The atmospheric wooden building displays items submitted for the "" The 20 years Self-portrait competition. The 20 years Self-portrait competition is focused on self-portraits of young artists at the age of 20. It is open to professionals and amateurs from all over Japan, and these displays allow visitors to appreciate these intimate portraits of Japanese artists. There are also exhibits of pieces by the late Nakasatsunai native print artist Yoshinori Sato."
  • Aihara Kyuichiro Art Museum
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    Hokkaido Kasai-gun Nakasatsunaimura Sakae Higashi 5-sen
    "This museum sits in a corner of the Nakasatsunai Art Village, surrounded in spreading Japanese oak forest. The 145,000 square meters of space in the village hosts museums and restaurants, and this particular museum exhibits work by Kawagoe city, Saitama prefecture native painter Kyuichiro Aihara. These exhibits allow a view of the world as seen from the painter's perspective. Famous for the poetry flowing through the Hokkaido landscapes, his representative works ""Ten Famous Mountains of the North"" are always on display."
  • Fukuhara Memorial Museum
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    Hokkaido Kato-gun Shikaoi Cho Izumimachi 1-21
    This museum is located about an hour's drive from Obihiro Airport. It was founded in 2007 by Jihei Fukuhara, founder of Tokachi and Kushiro area supermarket group Fukuhara, Inc., because he wanted a way to exhibit the collection he'd accumulated over long years. The building has five display halls of varying size, and the exhibition of 150 pieces of fine art includes western style paintings by artist Itsuki Saito and traditional Japanese works by Noriko Fujii. The 13,200 square meter grounds are covered in beautifully manicured lawn, and offer an enthralling view of the changing seasonal scenery. The Japanese yew trees dotting the grounds including some registered ancient examples that are said to be 1,000 years old.
  • Kanda Nissho Memorial Museum of Art
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    Hokkaido Kato-gun Shikaoi Cho Higashimachi 3-2
    "This art museum is about a 30-minute drive from the Tokachi-Shimizu Interchange off the Doto Expressway. It was founded to honor the work of Nissho Kanda, who described himself as ""Farmer, and artist,"" and to serve as a base and promoter of Shikaoi's artistic culture. Nissho's work itself is marked by his use of painting knives to paint on plywood. Exhibits include many pieces that pursue a sense presence of the subjects, or that create the impression of following the observer. The museum also offers materials for those wishing to study Kanda's work, and they allow drawing and observation of representative works like his ""Indoor Landscape"" and the unfinished piece ""Horse""."

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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