Homma Museum of Art

Art Museum
A garden and art museum a five minute walk from Sakata Station. Built as a garden and villa for the Homma family of wealthy merchants and landowners, the facility was opened to the public as a private art museum in 1947. The museum’s collection consists primarily of works of art passed down for generations in the Homma family, and the museum is filled with ancient writings, antiques, paintings, and other valuable artwork. Other highlights include the Seienkaku, a beautiful wood villa built in the Kyoto style; and the Kakubuen, a traditional garden built around a central pond celebrated as one of the best Japanese gardens in the country and renowned for the beauty of its fall foliage.

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Yamagata Pref. Sakatashi Onarichou 7-7
[Dec.- Feb.]Tuesday, Wednesday(The day following if it falls on a public holiday)
[Admission fee] 1,000yen
[Common ticket with the former Honma Residence] 1,600yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
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English Menu
Available (guidance leaflet)
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (only 1F is possible)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Garden is great, museum is not
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.07.28
    Honma Museum of Art was a quick ten minute walk from the train station. The museum itself was quite disappointing and hardly worth the trip for its small exhibition that didn’t allow photos. First...
  • Beautiful small garden in autumn
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.10.30
    This small garden was a short walk from the station. It was very well laid out, and luckily there were not very many visitors. There were many good photographic views so it was worth a slow walk...
  • Interesting museum beautiful gardens
    5.0 Reviewed:2017.05.22
    If you enjoy seeing an old and historical collection the pieces in the museum are well worth looking at. Having Google translator was really helpful to understand the age and range of these pieces...

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