Art Museum Spots in Chiba Area

  • Hoki Museum
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    4.5
    151 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Midori-ku Asumigaokahigashi 3-15
    Displaying 450 works by approximately 50 artists, ranging from great masters to young artists, the Hoki Museum is the first museum in Japan dedicated to works of realism. Designed in three stories, one above ground, two below, the layered galleries are long corridors, with a section of the building appearing to float in air. Reservations are recommended for the very popular Italian cuisine restaurant Hanau located inside the museum.

    Great museum for realism. Cool building. It has a cafe and Italian restaurant. An hour from Tokyo but well worth the visit

  • Chiba City Museum of Art
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Chuou 3-10-8
    The collection at Chiba City Museum of Art focuses on works by artists with a close connection to the Boso Peninsula and paintings of scenes from the Boso Peninsula. Its collection includes paintings from the Edo period (1603?1868), woodblock prints from the Edo through early Showa periods (1926?1989), and Japanese and Western modern art. It has no permanent exhibits but instead sponsors rotating exhibitions and exhibitions of its holdings, lectures, and workshops. The museum is housed in the remodeled and restored Chiba branch of Kawasaki Bank and shares the building with the ward office of Chuo-ku. There is also a restaurant and a library in the building.

    Not a grand gallery but provide a good glimpse of works from local artists. The set up is nice and is worth a visit if you are in the area. The very friendly atmosphere made me feeling welcome...

  • Ichihara Lakeside Museum
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Ichiharashi Funyu 75-1
    The Ichihara Lakeside Museum underwent renewal and re-opened in 2013. It is an extremely charming art museum that makes great use of its location on the coast of Lake Takataki. First and foremost, the diverse exhibits are endlessly fascinating, but you will also find a museum shop with an array of local Ichihara products and original goods with the museum logo. And you can enjoy a great pizza restaurant that uses mainly ingredients from Boso.

    ロケーションや建物や展示内容はおすすめできるが、受付が事務的でチケット購入時も帰る時も「ありがとうございます」の挨拶もなく、この手の美術館では珍しく残念。改善の余地あり。料金も800円と高め、規模から言って500-600円程度が妥当と考える。

  • Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Chuoukou 1-10-1
    "Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art is located in Chiba Port Park. Its collection is centered on artists who have a connection with Chiba Prefecture and materials related to them. Its 2,800-piece collection includes paintings by such artists as the early modern Japanese Western-style painter Chu Asai, Jean-Francois Millet, and Pierre- Auguste Renoir, along with the works of metal sculptors such as Hotsuma Katori and Shinobu Tsuda. The one-story architecture, with no entire differences in level, was designed by architect Masato Otaka. The adjacent ""Resident's Studio"" building contains lecture halls, an information and documents library, and studios."

    千葉みなと駅から徒歩10分。収蔵作品展の観覧料は300円。建物は低層で、外壁には赤いレンガタイルが使用されている。コロー、ミレー、ルノワールなどの有名画家の作品もあるが、千葉県にゆかりのある芸術家の作品を中心に展示している。

  • Sakura City Museum of Art
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    3.5
    34 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Shinmachi 210
    The Sakura City Museum of Art contains a good collection of literary works with some connection to Sakura or Boso Area, and maintains exhibits that feature modern Japanese art which extend those works. It was built in order to preserve and utilize the old Kawasaki Bank Sakura Branch (a Prefectural Tangible Cultural Property) built during the Taisho period. There’s also a café inside where you can enjoy a hand-made meal and dessert using local ingredients.

    This is not a big museum, but rather an exposition venue. Very well tended, with extremely polite and attentive personel. We saw an expo on cycling that was near-perfect, with the possibility to ride...

  • Mitsubishi-kan (Sawara Town Tourist Information Center)
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    3.5
    28 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawara A) 1903-1
    A European-style brick building located on Prefectural Route 55 in Sawara, Katori City. Built in 1914, the building of the former Mitsubishi Bank Sawara branch is now preserved and used as a center for preserving the old Sawara townscape, with various displays, and information for tourists.

    三菱銀行の建物ですが、2021年2月現在は建設した清水建設が保存工事をやっていました。鉄板で覆われていました。

  • Matsuyama-teien Art Museum
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Sousashi Matsuyama 630
    "The studio of artist Mikuo Konoki has been opened to the public as the Matsuyama-teien Art Museum, and it displays collections of paintings, tea ceremony implements, and other artistic and craft works. The adjacent garden contains a teahouse where visitors can view the seasonally changing face of nature and the outdoor sculptures. This museum is known for the cats that live in it, and the ""Cat-Cat Exhibition,"" a regular event that features works centered on cats. "

    Our family loves cats so whenever we hear of an unusual place with cat themes in Japan. This place has always been one of our favorite places in Chiba. Every year late spring,we receive notice the...

  • Shirahama Kaiyo Museum
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Shirahamachoushirahama 628-1
    This museum is composed mainly of items related to the ocean, and permanently exhibits the crafts and daily items of those who made a living through the sea. In addition, it holds more than 600 exhibits such as maiwai (costume worn to celebrate bumper catches) when there were large hauls and figureheads placed on the bows of Japanese ships. You can enjoy visiting together with easy-to-understand explanations of materials related to marine art.

    I thought it was very interesting. They display a special kimono called Maiwai that was worn and gifted to others when the fishermen made a big catch. The kimono is beautiful and they cliam they...

  • Mobara City Art Museum and Local History Museum
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Chiba Mobara-shi Taka Moro 1345-1 Mobara Park
    This art and history museum is an eight-minute taxi ride from JR Mobara Station. Located in Mobara Park, selected for inclusion in the Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots list, park visitors can take a casual stroll on the grounds and stop by here to take in some art and culture. The fine arts section of the museum displays several works of art by artists connected to Mobara, such as Mobara-born painter Isao Hayashi. The local history section of the museum primarily displays artefacts and items concerning the history and people of Mobara.

    所蔵の作品展や企画展、地元の学校の作品展などが行われる。基本的に無料だが、企画展によって有料のこともある。

  • Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
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    Chiba Pref. Sakurashi Sakado 631
    An art museum located in Sakado, Sakura City. Its collection includes roughly 1,000 works gathered by DIC Corp. and related companies—from Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Chagall to abstract works, Dadaism, Surrealism, and even post-war Western art and modern Japanese art. Nearby, you’ll find walking paths surrounded by nature, a restaurant, a tea house, and a retail shop.
  • Nokogiriyama Museum of Art
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    Chiba Futtsu-shi Kanaya 2146-1
    The Kanaya Art Museum is located along the Uchibo-Nagisa Line in Kanaya, Futtsu City. The museum was opened in 2010 as part of the efforts to rejuvenate the town under the slogan of “Kanaya, the town of stone and art”. As well as various exhibitions on works donated by art lovers and loaned pieces of work, the museum also holds events like concerts, etc. Admission fees vary from exhibition to exhibition, but visitors can get tickets by participating in local activities such as clean-ups and grass cutting, etc. (booking required at least one day in advance).
  • Junji Nakamura Art Museum
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    Chiba Kashiwa-shi Otsugaoka 1-41-5
    This museum displays the works of Junji Nakamura, a talented artist with Down's syndrome who passed away at the age of 27. The museum is situated diagonally across from Otsugaoka Central Park on National Route 16. The museum displays a large number of watercolors and crayon drawings depicted with a delicate touch. A cafe operating out of a remodeled private home adjoins the museum, and here you can take a break after viewing the museum's collection. The museum also serves as a culture center, regularly holding concerts, special exhibitions, and other events.
  • Naritasan Calligraphy Art Museum
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    3.5
    41 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Narita-shi Narita 640

    I mentioned to my Japanese friend who lives in Narita that I wished to visit the Calligraphy Museum. As she happened to have two complimentary tickets, we were able to enter free. There was a...

  • Mogihonke Art Museum
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Nodashi Noda 242

    茂木本家、十二代茂木七左衛門氏の個人コレクションをより多くの人に公開しようとのことで開館されたそうです。大きな美術館ではありませんが、庭と合わせて落ち着いた空間となっています。梅原龍三郎「鯛」「富士」は、私も好きな作品です。今回は、企画展で歌川廣重の江戸を描いた作品展。じっくりと時間をかけて観ることができ大満足です。なお、観覧にあたっては事前に予約電話が必要です。希望すれば案内もあります。 *休館...

  • Tsukamoto Art Museum
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Chiba Sakura-shi Urashinmachi 1-4

    どのように努力して収集できたのか想像すら出来ませんが、稀有なコレクションを一般に公開しています。大平の世となり、銃砲や空中戦へ変化し、実用品ではなく装飾性が高まり、剣術もほぼ使う場が無くなっていますが、輝きは継承されているようです。

  • Mori no Art Museum
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Chiba Nagareyama-shi Oguro 315

    設備が新しめ(この辺では)なので、きれいですし、本の数も多いと思います。場所だけ、車でないと難しい位置ですね。あ、自転車でも。

  • Gallery Cafe Sora
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Sakura-shi Miyakojimachi 4-13

    After visiting the Samurai houses we encountered Sora on the way to the Castle grounds,The lady owner was very friendly and you are offered a pair of slippers to wear after you remove your footwear...

  • Narita Universal Art Museum
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    Chiba Narita-shi Azumacho 779-3
  • Tako Kodomo Atelier Memorial Art Museum
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    Chiba Katori-gun Takomachi Tako 2750
  • Kashiwa Citizen Gallery
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    Chiba Kashiwa-shi Kashiwa 1-7-1-301 DayOne Tower 3F Pallete Kashiwa Uchi

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The Boso Peninsula forms the main body of Chiba prefecture, and this is where you'll find its endless warm water beaches and jagged mountains. Further inland, Narita - most famous as the home of Narita Airport - is a secret haven of tradition and history in the form of centuries-old Shinshoji Temple and quaint wooden Edo buildings. Chiba prefecture is also home to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

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