Art Museum Spots in Hiroshima Area

  • Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art
    127 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Setodachousawa 200-2
    The museum is located in the town of Setoda in Onomichi City. The Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art opened in 1997. The museum has a permanent exhibition of works by the Japanese painter Ikuo Hirayama, who is from Setoda Town. Through his childhood sketches and adolescent work it introduces the characteristics of Ikuo Hirayama. At the tea lounge original juices made with Setouchi citrus can be enjoyed.

    I usually whine when I have to go to art museums. However, this art museum was so well done, that I wished we could have spent more time. Some of the art was combined with the garden outside in a...

  • Onomichi City Museum of Art
    16 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Nishitsuchidouchou 17-19 In the Senkoji Park
    It is a museum located in the Senkoji Park in Onomichi City. It was built in 1980 using the former NHK Onomichi Broadcasting Station site. In 2003, the buildings were renewed with designs by architect Tadao Ando, and both the main building and new building have become a symbol of Senkoji Park. An exhibition was held to introduce high quality art regardless of country or genre. The museum stores many art pieces familiar to Onomichi.

    There is a good art book shelf after the first second exhibit room before going up to the second floor. I sat down in one of the modern art chairs and spent some good time here. The ando book has...

  • Kure Municipal Museum of Art
    22 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Saiwaichou In Funami Park
    This art museum featuring hexagonal brick walls is located inside of Irifuneyama Park in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Visits can see permanent and special exhibits that focus on the works of local artists. The museum also holds events such as the Citizen’s Gallery, an exhibition of works by local citizens. Known fondly as “Museum Road,” the hilly road near the museum is has been selected as one of Japan’s Best 100 Roads.

    There are not so many collections in this museum. I dont really understand art so I didnt have much joy here.

  • Rantokaku Art Museum
    9 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Shimokamagarichou Minnosode 200-1
    This is an art museum made of Japanese cypress encompassing Japanese architectural beauty. Works by Yokoyama Taikan, Fukuda Heihachiro and other artists representing Japanese modern art as well as works by local artists are exhibited. Also, music concerts are held on the third Saturday of every month.

    Had a hard time finding information on anything other than the museums so we weren’t sure what to expect. The town that the museums are in is so lovely and the people were all so nice! We visited 4...

  • Maneki-neko Museum in Onomichi
    5 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 19-26
    An art museum built on the so called Cat Alley in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, is a popular spot for cat-loving tourists. There are approximately 3,000 maneki-neko (beckoning cats) collected by artist Shunji Sonoyama on display in the museum which has been renovated from an old house built in the Taisho period. The collection is centered on imported items and period objects, and things rarely seen. There is also a Fukuishi-neko (literally, “lucky stone cat”) corner with stones painted by Shunji Sonoyama. The notable cat, Koume-chan, from the Japanese plum sweets is here too.

    小さな部屋に、ところ狭しと招き猫がならんでいます。 大きい猫から小さい猫まで、なんだかご利益がありそうな不思議な空間です。 興味のない人は1.2分で見終わってしまうと思います。 お土産の招き猫ポストカードなど、買えます。

  • Okudagenso Sayume Museum
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    Hiroshima Pref. Miyoshishi Higashisakeyamachi 10453-6
    This art museum displays the works of Genso Okuda—a Japanese painter from Miyoshi City—and his wife Sayume Okuda, a doll maker. The lobby is named for “the moon” —an important motif in Genso Okuda’s works—and is designed for viewing of the actual moon as well. There are nighttime concerts in the lobby during full moons.
  • Hiroshima Museum of Art
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Motomachi 3-2 In the central park
    An art museum focusing on modern art located in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture which was opened in 1978 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Hiroshima Bank. The museum has a large collection of modern art with a focus on Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne and other Impressionist artists. Including its modern Japanese art, the museum’s collection consists of some 300 works. In addition to a standing exhibition of some 90 modern French artworks, the museum also holds special exhibitions several times a year. There’s also a museum shop and fashionable café with a view of the museum’s inner garden.
  • Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Kaminoborichou 2-22
    Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum is a museum in Hiroshima City, Naka Ward, Hiroshima Prefecture. Boasting a collection of more than 4,800 pieces including Important Cultural Properties, focusing on modern Western paintings and Japanese paintings, as well as “Craft Art of Japan and Asia”. The collection includes many artworks of artists from the Hiroshima region, such as Katsuzo Entsuba and Ikuo Hirayama. The museum holds special exhibitions and themed lecture events to compliment them as well as changing the exhibition about four times a year. From the museum lobby and the resting lounge, you can enjoy the scenery of a Place of Scenic Beauty, the Shukkeien garden next to the museum.
  • Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashiminamiku Hijiyamakouen 1-1
    This museum is located in Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is inside Hijiyama Park, which is a well-known cherry blossom spot. It opened in 1989 as Japan’s first public modern art museum. Its collection focuses on postwar modern art and features over 1,600 works, including Henry Moore’s “The Arch” and Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn.” In addition to collection exhibits and planned exhibits, the museum also hosts workshops and other events. The building design by architect Kisho Kurokawa is also not to be missed.
  • WoodOne Museum of Art
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Yoshiwa 4278
    This art museum is located in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It displays various pieces such as modern Japanese paintings, Meissen porcelain, and Satsuma-yaki (Satsuma ware) from the Bakumatsu to Meiji periods (1853–1912). In addition, it holds not only permanent exhibits but also regularly has exhibitions. There is also a shop that sells original goods inside the museum. It is open from March to December every year and is closed during the winter.
  • Tomonotsu Museum
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    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Tomochou Tomo 271-1
    This is a museum located in Tomo Town, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, which was opened in 2012 after renovating an over 150 year old cellar. The museum was made to express art brut (outsider art) which is a form of art not influenced by existing conceptions, and most of the exhibits are by artists who have not received professional art education. Many art works in the museum are innovative and “raw art” closely connected to the local community. Also, the historical grand ceiling cannot be missed.
  • Island Wide Art Museum
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    Setoda Town, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
    Outdoor sculptures are strewn about Ikuchi-jima Island. The artists themselves think about where to install them. They create the pieces with the location in mind before exhibition. There are 17 pieces in all including themes of wind, sea, and musical instruments. Indeed, the whole island is like an art museum, covered with sights to see.
  • Nakata Art Museum
    8 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Onomichi-shi Shiomicho 6-11

    Surprenant musée à 10mn en bus 46 de la gare d’Onomichi. Beau décor intérieur, notamment la salle du restaurant. Peu d’œuvres mais de qualité, de peintres japonais et occidentaux, Chagall, Picasso...

  • Fukuyama Art Museum
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    Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi Nishimachi 2-4-3
  • Ranshima Kaku Art Museum Annex
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    Hiroshima Kure-shi Shimokamagaricho Sannose 195
  • Yonkunigoro gallery
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    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Daiwachoumukunashi 2431 Inside of all the visitors
  • gallery G
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    Hiroshima Hiroshima-shi Naka-ku Kamihatchobori 4-1
  • SOGO Hiroshima Art Gallery
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    Hiroshima Hiroshima-shi Naka-ku Motomachi 6-27 SOGO Hiroshima 8F
  • gallery ichiyo
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Hacchoubori 8-2
  • Eviden Gallery
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    Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Nakamachi 8-8 Ebidenbiru 1F

Hiroshima Areas


There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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