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The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama (和歌山県立近代美術館)


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This modern art museum was built on the Wakayama Castle site and features a refined, contemporary design. The collections and exhibitions focus on fine art from the Meiji period to present times. In addition to works by Wakayama artists, there are over 10,000 items in total, including 13 oil paintings by Yuzo Saeki and works by Picasso, woodblock prints by Munch, and more. There are planned exhibitions and collection items on display, as well as temporary exhibitions.


Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Fukiage 1-4-14 (Wakayama / KinokawaArea)

phone 0734368690

9:30-17:00(Last entry16:30)

Review of The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama

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Reviewed:2017/10/12 A great collection and cafe
After the very disappointing national art gallery in Osaka, it was a pleasant surprise to walk through this gallery primarily comprising Japanese artists and the odd American (e.g. Rothko). There was...
Reviewed:2017/01/10 Fantastic hard to believe such a gem exists in a small town
This Museum is just simply fantastic. Hard to believe that a town with a population of just over 350000 has such a fantastic museum. There are works by Picasso, Hockney and many famous Japanese...
Reviewed:2016/05/18 Wonderful and important exhibition of Onchi Koshiro, one of the great 20th century JApanese printmakers
In the fantastic Museum of Modern Art I saw a fine and exceptionally large exhibit of Onchi Koshiro, the most important avant garde printmaker of Japan, working from the 1910s until his death in...

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Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Fukiage 1-4-14 [map]
Wakayama / KinokawaArea
9:30-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Monday (Next Weekday in the case of Public holiday), New Year's Holiday, Exhibition change Period
[Admission fee to view] General340yen, University student 230yen (Friday is set separately)
High School Students and below, Over 65, Persons with disabilities, Foreign students (including foreign students) currently in the prefecture Both permanent and special exhibitions are free
Parking Lot
Available 90spaces
Credit Card
Not available

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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.