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Adachi Museum Gardens


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An appreciation for nature as-is and in paintings

Yasugi City, Shimane Prefecture


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Adachi Museum of Art was founded in November 1970 based on the life-long collection of Zenko Adachi, an entrepreneur who was born in Yasugi, Shimane. The museum is praised for its magnificent Japanese gardens and its superb collection of modern Japanese paintings. The paintings, including 120 works by Taikan Yokoyama, are especially noteworthy for their excellent quality and sheer number.

According to the museum’s founder, Adachi Zenko, “a Japanese garden is thought of as a living canvas.” His belief and passion for gardening have been vividly applied throughout the 165,000 square meters of gardens.

Here, you can see a wide range of classic Japanese garden styles in one place. From the Dry Landscape Garden to the White Gravel and Pine Garden, the Moss Garden, and the Pond Garden, the calm and graceful view expands before you at each step. The combination of such a restful atmosphere and Japanese paintings in the building will refresh your spirits. Azaleas in spring, fresh greenery in summer, red leaves in autumn, and snow-covered gardens in winter—throughout the four seasons, the changing scenery of the gardens is a work of natural art.


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How to get there


Fly from Haneda Airport to Yonago Airport (about 1 hour 20 minutes). From Yonago Airport, take the airport shuttle bus to Yonago Station (about 30 minutes). From there, take the Sanin Line to Yasugi Station (about 10 minutes). Finally, take the free shuttle bus from Yasugi Station to the museum (about 20 minutes). (Please contact the museum shuttle bus in advance if you plan on riding it.)


320 Furukawa-cho, Yasugi-shi, Shimane-ken


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