If you’re interested in Japan, you’ve probably seen a Japanese-style painting of Mt. Fuji at least once and been charmed by its beauty. Adachi Museum in Shimane Prefecture is a Nihonga (Japanese painting) lover’s dream. The museum possesses a collection of paintings and artifacts that are indispensable witnesses to the growth and development of the Nihonga genre. Included in this massive collection are about 120 large scale masterpieces by Nihonga master Taikan Yokoyama that depict the beauty of Japan. Only 20 of these pieces will be on display at any given time for public viewing in the special exhibition room. Additionally, it boasts a 50,000 tsubo (roughly 165,289m2) Japanese garden on the premises, which has remained the top-ranked Japanese garden in Japan for 16 consecutive years in a popular gardening journal, The Journal of Japanese Gardening. Within the building itself, there is a tea house “Juraku-an”, where you can enjoy tea in an elegant space. The matcha tea here is brewed in a pure gold teapot which is said to “invite fortune” and “prolong life”.
Adachi Museum of Art
Adachi Museum of Art Japan, 〒692-0064, Shimane-ken, Yasugi-shi, Furukawa-cho 320
Operating hours :Summer (Apr-Sep) 9am to 5.30pm Winter (Oct- Mar) 9am to 5pm
How to get there :From Shin Osaka or Hiroshima, take the Sanyo Shinkansen to JR Okayama Station. From JR Okayama Station, take the Limited Express train to JR Yasugi Station on the JR Hakubi line. Then, take the free shuttle bus from JR Yasugi Station for about 20 minutes.