Art Museum Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • MOA Museum of Art
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    4.5
    457 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Momoyamachou 26-2
    This is a museum built on a hill which overlooks Sagami Bay in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture. From the main lobby with one sweep of the eye, you can see Hatsushima and Izu Oshima islands floating in the sea, and the large 180-degree panorama soothes the souls of the people who see it. It holds approximately 3,500 fine works of art with a focus on Japanese art including three National Treasures and 65 Important Cultural Properties. The museum reopened in February, 2017 after undergoing renovations. It is located five minutes by car from JR Atami Station.

    We visited in May 2021 and thoroughly enjoyed walking around the gallery displays on a Saturday afternoon. Visitors and staff members were wearing masks and seemed to be careful about practicing...

  • Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.0
    97 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Yada 53-2
    This art museum in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City contains works from local Shizuoka artists including modern sculptures, ukiyo-e wood block prints, and Nihonga paintings as well as both eastern and western landscape paintings from the 17th century onwards. The Rodin Wing has many works of art by master Rodin, including his famous piece, The Thinker. Their permanent collection includes not just works of art but a wide variety of exhibitions including excavated historical relics. They also hold workshops giving you the chance to create your own works of art.

    I really enjoyed my visit to the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. The sculpture park was a lovely stroll and the special exhibition that was on at the time I was there was very interesting...

  • Sano Art Museum
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Nakatamachi 1-43
    "This art museum primarily holds exhibits of Japanese fine arts, with an impressive array of styles, such as pottery, paintings, and photographs. In the regular exhibit section, a portion of the collection, such as swords, and Buddha statues, is on display. The premises include a stroll-type Japanese garden, which receives spring water from Mt. Fuji, and is called ""Ryusen-en"", a place with enjoyable views in each season."

    I came during a special videogame-artifact collaboration the museum was hosting. This is a small museum and has one floor of galleries on the second floor and the ground floor has the museum store...

  • Izu Kogen Stained Glass Museum
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Kawana 1439-1
    Located in a perfect location overlooking the sea is this stained glass museum in Kawana, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. With a church and chapel contained within, there is precious stained glass from the 19th century given by the UK to be found throughout the building. The museum is a glorious space in which the soul is soothed by the rays of sunshine pouring through the stained glass windows, the soft light of the lamps and by the scent of the incense. Unexpected moments can be enjoyed while listening to the sounds of the music box and pipe organ. On site is an Italian restaurant run by chef Yukio Ishizaki and also a wedding venue.

    I am not an expert on stained glass, but I found the building elegant, the gardens pretty and the overall atmosphere enchanting. Many stained glass windows on display are old works from Europe...

  • Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Yui 297-1
    This art museum in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City is located on the former site of a government inn in Yui-Shuku, one of the stops along the old Tokaido main road, and is now an art museum collecting the works of Utagawa Hiroshige. Some of his most famous scenery wood-block prints are on display including The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Hoeido Edition), The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido, and One Hundred Famous Views of Edo from his later years. Special exhibitions are held as well as events such as lectures and gallery-talks.

    We are huge Hiroshige fans,so the day trip from Tokyo was almost like a pilgrimage. We thoroughly enjoyed our 50 mins there. Informatively presented in good English. However,the cost in time and...

  • Koganezaki Crystal Park
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Ugusu 2204-3
    This museum which displays modern glass works and kaleidoscopes gathered from around the world is located in the Ugusu district of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Kamo County, Nishiizu Town, a production area for silica, the raw material in glass. In addition to their regular exhibits, they also hold original exhibitions based on the theme of glass. In their experience workshop, visitors can enjoy making unique glass products such as sand-blasted items and stained glass. There is also a shop where guests can purchase glass products such as Nishi Izu’s Kamo Furin handmade wind chimes and works by local artists.

    The first views were great, showing the cape... but that was nothing compared to when you reach the place where you can see Mt Fuji! The Mt Fuji Lookout within this attraction is absolutely worth...

  • Izu no Chohachi Art Museum
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunmatsuzakichou Matsuzaki 23
    This is a museum which aims to communicate to the succeeding generations the contributions made by the craftsman, Chohachi Irie to plaster art “kote-e” and the techniques of traditional plasterers. Approximately 50 unique artworks created by Chohachi Irie—which are different from normal plaster art—are on display and are introduced in the museum. It takes 50 minutes by bus to get to the museum from Izukyu-line Shimoda Station.

    昭和59年(1984年)、「漆喰鏝絵の殿堂...

  • Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum
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    4.5
    49 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Toro 5-10-5
    This art museum, situated inside the Toro Park, is located at 5-Chome, Toro, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City. Housed in this museum are around 800 works of Serizawa Keisuke, a holder of the title of Important Intangible Cultural Property, a so called national treasure, who was a dyer from Shizuoka City. The museum also has over 4500 artisanal works from around the world that he collected. The museum rotates the works on display three times a year. On Sundays and holidays when the museum is open, Serizawa Keisuke's residence moved from Tokyo, is open for public viewing

    Tried to squeeze this in before returning to Tokyo. Wished we had had more time,as his work was outstanding and varied. TAXI WARNING. It’s a bit off the beaten track,so we asked the museum to phone...

  • Hamamatsu City Akino Fuku Museum
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Tenryu-ku Futamatachoufutamata 130
    Located in Futamata, Futamata Town, Tenryu Ward, Hamamatsu City, this art museum contains the work of local Japanese painter Fuku Akino. One key feature is that you remove your shoes when on the marble and rattan mat floors to view works. There are regular and special exhibits.

    「秋野不矩美術館入口」バス停から徒歩10分弱。小高い丘の上にあるため、途中から結構な坂道を上っていく必要がある。 旧天竜市出身の日本画家である秋野不矩の作品を展示する美術館。昔のヨーロッパを題材にした絵本に出てきそうな外観の建物は藤森照信氏の設計。美術館手前の坂道には昔懐かしい木製の電柱が立てられている。入館料は310円。展示室内は撮影不可。入口で靴からスリッパに履き替え、展示室の手前ではそのスリ...

  • Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Totari 614
    This is a private art museum located in Ito City, Shizuoka which focuses on 20th century contemporary art. This museum was established in 1975 by Eiichi Ikeda, the founder of NICHIREKI CO.,LTD. It has a collection of approximately 1,400 works of fine art and sculptures created in the 20th century with an emphasis on the theme of “human”; it also possesses works by famous painters including Renoir, Bonnard and Picasso. If you get in touch in advance, the curator or a member of staff will explain about a piece of work.

    small, but with great modern art collection. worth a visit. also the restaurant on the opposite street is a nice place to check.

  • Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunnagaizumichou Higashino Clematis Hill 347-1
    Located on a clematis-covered hill, the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to the work of the contemporary Italian figurative sculptor Giuliano Vangi. The Museum displays a range of Vangi’s sculptures created since the 1960s. The Museum garden is planted with many different varieties of clematis, including white clematis, as well as roses and tulips, with beautiful flowers in bloom all year round.

    A nice stroll, inside and out. Lovely sculptures. And the reward at the bottom of the hill is a very nice restaurant. Book ahead for both.

  • Shiseido Art House
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Shimomata 751-1
    This art museum in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture was founded in 1978. It exhibits works of painting, sculpture, handicrafts, and other art forms. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum also holds regular exhibitions. The museum's shop offers Shiseido-designed products, Shiseido Parlour sweets, and more.

    Shiseido Art House is located near JR Kakegawa Station. Tourists can rent a bicycle at Station. I went to Shiseido by bicycle. ( about 10 minutes ) I think Shiseido is great architecture, and...

  • Museum of Ivory and Stone Sculpture - jewelpia
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 1096-1
    Jewelpia is a museum focusing on ivory carvings and natural jewels, located in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The importing of ivory is currently prohibited under the Washington Convention. The museum is known to be a valuable art museum throughout the world. The museum houses about 270 exhibits all of which are national treasures, including about 120 ivory carvings from China, a jade sculpture, folding screens studded with jewels, and art works from Asia. Another must-see in the museum is the world’s largest natural folding screen inlaid with more than 1,500 precious stones. There is also an area where visitors can have a go at making their own bracelets and gel candles.

    伊東から中伊豆方面に行く途中、女房殿の希望で、当該館に入館する。2度目ですが、象牙、石の彫刻物、素晴らしいです。案内の方がおり、簡単に説明をうける。詳細は、すでにUPしているので書かないが、どれも感動ものです。写真撮影はOKなので、今回、沢山撮りました。お土産は、虎目石のブレスレットを購入する。。

  • Bernard Buffet Museum
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunnagaizumichou Higashino Clematis Hill 515 - 57
    The Bernard Buffet Museum is an art museum that collects and exhibits works by the French artist Bernard Buffet, one of the leading figurative artists of the Post-War period. There are more than 2,000 works in the Museum’s collection, including oil paintings, watercolors, woodblock prints, posters, etc. There is also the “Buffet Children’s Museum of Art,” an experiential museum for children, as well as a café and a museum shop, making this a place where people of all ages can enjoy art.

    JR 三島駅から 無料シャトルバスで25分 井上靖文学館を抜けてすぐです 入館料は1000円ですが クレマチスの丘メルマガを登録していると 200円引になります 平日だったせいか ほとんど貸し切り状態で かなりゆっくり観れました テーマごとの区切りもわかりやすく 想像していた以上に 充実していて大満足です

  • Hamamatsu Municipal Museum of Art
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Matsushirochou 100-1
    This art museum is situated within the Hamamatsu Castle Park in Matsushirocho, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City. This museum, known for its collection of 18th to 19th glass paintings as some modern works, also houses ukiyoe prints, Otsu art, distemper paintings, sculptures, and artisanal craftworks. It also hosts the Hamamatsu City Art Festival in which works by local residents are also displayed.

    スーパーリアルワールド展を観に行きました。 コンパクトにまとまっていて、駐車場も近く、とてもいいロケーションでした。 スーパーリアルワールドはおすすめ。 油彩とスプレーの2つの写実主義の絵を見ることができ、存分に楽しめます。

  • Atami Municipal Sawada Seiko Memorial Museum
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Atami-shi Baiencho 9-46
    "This art museum has a unique exterior, seeming to look like mossy-covered rock, which serves as a landmark. On display are sculptures and paintings by Seiko Sawada, a sculptor who received designation as an Honorary Citizen of Atami and the Order of Culture Merit. Having studied under Zuiun Yamamoto, the top pupil of Koun Takamura, Mr. Sawada continued creating works in a wide range of artistic fields, including wood sculptures, paintings, pottery, and printings, until he passed at the age of 93. Teeming with powerful vivacity, his works are well regarded as communicating at lot of romance when seen. Displayed in several ancient Egyptian exhibits and highly praised for its size and material value, the ""Egyptian coffin: top lid"" is said the finest item is Mr. Sawada's collection."

    彫刻家である澤田政廣の展示館です。展示物は少なめですが、仏像彫刻のみならずステンドグラス等の展示もあります。熱海梅園の近くにあり、梅まつりの期間は梅園の入場料支払いのみで入場できます。

  • Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Kakegawa Inside 1142-1 Kakegawa Castle Park
    Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum is just a one-minute walk from the Kitamon bus stop and a 10-minute drive from the Kakegawa Interchange. It is an art museum located in Kakegawa Castle Park, and its prime exhibits are the Kinoshita Collection of craft items, especially those related to smoking, and the Suzuki Collection of late 19th century and early 20th century paintings in the Japanese style. Many works of local artists are displayed and stored here. Every effort has been made to allow visitors to enjoy the exhibits to the greatest extent possible. The Japanese-style paintings are displayed with consideration given to the proper order, and the craft items can be viewed with magnifying glasses or double mirrors, allowing visitors can see the details. The museum also holds a variety of special exhibitions.

    訪問時 地下1階の第1展示室では《職人がこだわり抜いた細密工芸の世界(4月6日-6月6日)添付 写真参照》が開催され、1階の第2展示室では《たばこ道具》を展示され これらが200円で鑑賞出来たので 美術鑑賞の言葉として不適切かも知れませんが お得感を感じました(内部は 写真撮影禁止となっており 写真で紹介出来ず)。パンフレット表紙に大きく掲載されている《日本三景図蒔絵料紙手箱》は 第1展示室の...

  • Kannami Buddha Statues Museum
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    4.5
    16 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Tagatagunkannamichou Kuwahara 89-1
    An art museum in Kannami-cho, Tagata County, Shizuoka Prefecture with pieces including a bronze statue of Bhaisajyaguru from the Heian period and a bronze statue of the Amitabha triad from the Kamakura period. The museum was established with the religious devotion of the locals and a desire to protect and maintain their cultural assets. The Amida Raigo Triad has been designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan while the seated Bhaisajyaguru and the standing Twelve Heavenly Generals have been designated Tangible Cultural Properties of Shizuoka Prefecture.

    TThis is a small museum with a collection of Buddhist statues dating from the 13th century and older. There is just one room of statues displayed impeccably. The statues were hidden by the local...

  • Uehara Museum of Art
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Udogane 341
    This is an art museum in Udogane, Shimoda City. Housed in this museum are the Modern Art collection of Uehara Shoji, the honorary chairman of Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and the Buddhism Art collection of both of his parents, Shokichi and Koeda. The museum displays masterpieces from both the west and Japan including the Bridge at Argenteuil by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the Portait of Reiko by Kishida Ryusei, and treasured statues of Buddha from the Heian and Kamakura eras, housed, respectively, in the Modern Art Gallery and the Buddhist Art Gallery.

    伊豆の国市の願成就院に3度目の訪問をし、伊豆長岡温泉にチェックインするまで時間があったので、ネット検索したこの美術館まで行きました。3度目でも感動した運慶の国宝5像を¥500で拝観した後だったためか、仏教館の祈りの対象ではなかった約130体の模刻像には感銘も受けませんでしたし、名品選コレクションの仏像も香雪美術館の村山龍平氏の収集したものに比べるとかなり見劣りました。天城越えして車で往復2時間半ほ...

  • Toda Koshiro Picture Book Museum of Art
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Atami-shi Kamitaga 1055-30 Natural Go
    "This art museum stands on the slope of a mountain overlooking the sea of Izu and Atami. Centered on the theme of ""Coexisting with Nature"", it expresses the worldview of Koshiro Toda, the trailblazer in the field of Japan's educational picture books. Surrounded in greenery, the art museum building, from architectural design to interior design, from furniture to the garden, has all been designed by Mr. Toda. On display are many of his works, including the original drawings of picture books he drew, educational picture books, and the picture book he drew for Osamu Dazai's classic ""Run, Melos!"" In the adjacent restaurant, you can relax while taking in the view of mountains and the sea."

    山の中腹で眺めも良い場所にあり、ドライブのついでに寄るには良い場所です。 思ったほど絵は展示されていませんが、絵本をスクリーンで上演していたり、知らずにボーっと絵本の世界に浸っていました。 心地よい時間でした。

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan's largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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