Art & Design
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum 広島県立美術館
Enjoy historical garden culture and art appreciation
The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum's collection consists of approximately 5,000 works of art related to Hiroshima, Japanese and Asian crafts, and art from the 1920s and '30s. Although the museum is located in the center of Hiroshima City, it is adjacent to Shukkeien Garden, a scenic green space where visitors can enjoy natural seasonal beauty.
The museum has a spacious lobby with a view of Shukkeien Garden, and a nice Italian restaurant.
How to Get There
The museum is a 10-minute walk from Hiroshima Station, or you can take the streetcar to Hiroden Shukkeien-Mae Station to arrive at the museum entrance.
What's on display?
The museum houses around 5,000 works of art, with art by local artists such as Ikuo Hirayama, the prolific nihonga-style painter.
There is also an art library with an extensive collection to browse through as well as the Lecture Hall, which puts on events.
Reaching out to the community
The museum also has a Prefectural Gallery on the basement floor, a valuable place for students and art enthusiasts to showcase a wide range of creative activities.
Special exhibitions on tap
The museum also prides itself on its rotating exhibitions that showcase a wide variety of artwork from around the world. The shows typically last for several weeks, so keep an eye on their schedule to make sure you do not miss out.
In spring 2021, they hosted the "70 Years After His Death: Kaoru Minami" exhibition, whose art was associated with Hiroshima. In fall they held a special exibition titled "Harukanaru Ko-Imari: 400 Years of Stories."
* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.