Akita Museum of Art 秋田県立美術館

Akita Kenritsu Bijutsukan Art Museum
Akita Kenritsu Bijutsukan Art Museum

A stunning structure designed by Tadao Ando showcasing the works of Leonard Foujita and other artists

The Akita Museum of Art's exhibition rooms and fine arts hall are works of art themselves. The structure was designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando and has several unusual architectural features.

Don't Miss

  • Leonard Foujita's 20-meter-long mural depicting life in Akita throughout the four seasons
  • The free-standing stairwell, complete with triangular skylight
  • Temporary exhibitions by local artists in the galley on the first floor

How to Get There

You can get to the museum by train, and then a bus or short stroll.

The museum is near Akita Station, which is easily accessible by train and bus from cities in the region. From Akita Station, walk west for about eight minutes.

Renowned work

The museum exhibits a large collection of works by Tsuguharu Fujita (also known as Leonard Foujita), widely considered Japan's most famous Western-style painter. Though born in Tokyo , Foujita spent much of his life in France, making this collection one of the few places in Japan where his work can be viewed.

Senshu Park

Nearby Senshu Park is a popular cherry blossom viewing spot with traces of an important historic past.

This park sits on the site of what was once Kubota Castle, which was destroyed in a fire in the 19th century. Today only a guard post and a two-story wooden gate remain.

Popular spot for cherry blossom viewing

With an avenue lined by some 800 cherry trees, this park is particularly popular in the spring when they are in full bloom. Enjoy walking amid the foliage or climb up the turret for a bird's-eye view during the daytime.

The park is closed from December to March.

Near Akita Museum of Art

Akita Kenritsu Bijutsukan Art Museum Art & Design
Akita Museum Of Art Akita-shi, Akita-ken
Senshu Park Nature
Senshu Park Akita-shi, Akita-ken
Akita Kanto Matsuri Festivals & Events
Akita Kanto Festival Akita-shi, Akita-ken
Bonden-sai Festivals & Events
Miyoshi Bondensai Festival Akita-shi, Akita-ken
Godzilla Rock Nature
Godzilla Rock Oga-shi, Akita-ken
Namahage Sedo Festival Festivals & Events
Namahage Sedo Festival Oga-shi, Akita-ken

Please Confirm Your Location

We use location data to provide you with accurate tourism info