Art & Design
Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art 静岡県立美術館
A treasure house of Western art in a quintessentially Japanese setting
Situated in the picturesque foothills of the Nihondaira Plateau , the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art presents a solid collection of Eastern and Western landscape art from masters such as Monet, Gauguin, and Pissarro, as well as Japanese artists such as Taikan Yokoyama and Jakuchu Ito. The Rodin Wing, a museum within the museum, is dedicated primarily to replicas of the sculptures of Auguste Rodin, with his massive work "The Gates of Hell" a central draw.
How to Get There
The museum is accessible by bus from Shizuoka Station.
From Shizuoka Station, board the Shizutetsu Justline Bus bound for the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. You can also ride the Shizutetsu bus from JR Kusanagi Station, which takes around seven minutes. If you're driving, the ride is about 25 minutes from Tomei Expressway, Shizuoka Interchange or Shimizu Interchange.
The museum's overall theme was inspired by its landscape
The Rodin Wing also displays the replicas of the sculptor's works, "The Thinker" and "The Burghers of Calais"