Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

Adjacent to Shukkei-en Garden, the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum is an unhurried way to spend a few hours (and in summer, a welcome break from the heat).

It is home to thousands of art pieces, which is perfect for any art lover!

What You Can See There

The museum offers views of Shukkei-en from above in addition to its collection of over four thousand works of art.

Although its collection primarily focuses on Japanese artists, in particular those from Hiroshima prefecture, the museum owns Dream of Venus by Salvador Dali.

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Opening Hours

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Admission ends 30 minutes before the closing time.
  • Closed on Mondays during the Tokugawa Treasure Exhibition and the Kaii Higashiyama Exhibition.
  • Also closed at the year’s end/new year.

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: 510 yen
  • College Students: 310
  • High school students or younger: Free
  • Group discounts available (20 people or more)

How to Get There

By streetcar: Take the Hiroshima Electric Railway streetcar (located in front of the JR Hiroshima Station, about a 5-minute walk).

Catch Hiroshima Electric Railway Number 2 headed for Hiroden Miyajima-Guchi.

Get off at the Hatchobori stop and then transfer to the Hiroshima Electric Railway Number 9, headed for Hakushima.

Get off at the Shukkei-en mae stop. The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum is a 2-minute walk from that stop.

Insider’s Tip

  • If you’re planning to visit both Art Museum and Shukkei-en, there is a combination ticket that allows you to enter Shukkei-en from the museum at a slightly reduced price.
  • English information is limited, but the website includes general information (opening and closing times, admission fees, etc.). You can visit that website here.

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Louise first arrived in Japan in 2003 as a JET Programme participant, intending to stay for just one year. She had no idea she would end up spending eleven years exploring the country that has become her second home. Although able to navigate the big metropolises of Tokyo and Osaka with ease, Louise's real love is rural life, spending six years in beautiful Shimane prefecture. Now back in her native New Zealand, Louise is exploring her passion for writing.

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