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Shimane Art Museum島根県立美術館

Art Museum

An art museum which first opened in 1999. Located in Sodeshi Town, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, the Shimane Art Museum is one of the largest in the San’in region. A modern structure standing on the bank of Lake Shinji, the museum’s theme is an “art museum which harmonizes with water.” The museum’s collection consists of outstanding works of art in every genre, including paintings, sculptures, crafts, and photographs; the museum also displays numerous artworks which make use of water. The museum’s entrance lobby has giant windows facing Lake Shinji, and the view of the setting sun from here is spectacular (visitors may enter the entrance lobby free of charge).


Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sodeshichou 1-5

phone 0852554700

10:00-18:30 (Mar.-Sep. extends Hours until 30 minutes after Sunset)

Review of Shimane Art Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/07/16 Nice permanent collection
We really enjoyed the permanent collection which has a good mix of Japanese Art plus art from around the world. This is also a good place to see the sunset from but we did not have luck with this as...
Reviewed:2018/06/07 Worth a visit
I visited for a little over an hour. The museum had a special exhibition which I did not see. I understand that not all of the collection is on display. I enjoyed much of what I saw, loved some...
Reviewed:2017/07/26 Lovely sunset and installation arts
It is a great spot for sunset, you could the estimated sunset time on their website everyday, and the museum will only close 30 minutes after sunset, which is very thoughtful.

There are also a lot...

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Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sodeshichou 1-5 [map]



10:00-18:30 (Mar.-Sep. extends Hours until 30 minutes after Sunset)
Tuesday, New Year's Holiday (changes due to special events)
[Admission fee] Free
[Collection Exhibition] 300yen
Parking Lot
Available 230spaces
Credit Card
Not available

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          What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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