Art & Design
Situated in the picturesque foothills of Nihondaira, 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 the sculptures of Auguste Rodin, with his massive work "The Gates of Hell" a central draw.
The museum is accessible by bus from Shizuoka Station.
From JR 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, Shimizu Interchange, or Shin-Tomei Expressway・Shin Shizuoka Interchange.
The museum's overall theme was inspired by its landscape
The Rodin Wing also displays the sculptor's works "The Thinker" and "The Burghers of Calais"
The museum's theme of landscape art was inspired by its location. It sits right at the foot of Mt. Nihondaira and is close to Mt. Fuji, the pine expanse of Miho-no Matsubara, and other iconic natural scenery of Shizuoka.