Akita Museum of Art

Art Museum
This art museum located in the Nakadori district of Akita Prefecture’s Akita City opened in 1967. It moved to its present location in 2013, and was redesigned by architect Tadao Ando. The museum stores and exhibits numerous famous artworks, though the bulk of its collection is from 1930s Western-style painter Tsuguharu Foujita. Sights to see include the more than 20-meter long mural “Annual Events in Akita.” The unique architecture is a must-see, featuring elements such as a spiral stairway without any supports and a pond that looks out towards Senshu Park.

Spot details

Akita Pref. Akitashi Nakadori 1-4-2
10:00-18:00(Last entry17:30)
Irregular holidays
Different for each exhibition
Parking Lot
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Credit Card
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Temporary suspension:Closed until June 5, 2020 (Information as of June 2, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • More building than content
    2.0 Reviewed:2020.01.03
    When I visited, I was surprised that I could not pay my entry with credit card. After a walk for an ATM, and two shop later, ATM didnt work at he first shop, I finally got in. The only impressive...
  • Words are not enough
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.12.20
    I wrote a review about this amazing gem of a museum when I first visited but its gone so I am reiterating my love now because I think its worth it. The guide book gave this a rating of...
  • A type of its own
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.05.03
    Unless you are an ardent supporter of modern arts painting, this museum (which is not a huge one) has little to offer. The large mural painting depicting the daily life and events of Akita is perhaps...

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