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  • Central Area

Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art (Batoh)

  • Culture

A peaceful museum of Ukiyo-e

A museum dedicated to the works of Hiroshige Utagawa, an Ukiyo-e artist of the Edo period. You can get a glimpse of Japanese culture of the 19th century through his original drawings and Hanga (woodblock prints). The entire museum is made of local cedar and washi (handcrafted paper) designed by the global architect, Kengo Kuma, with a concept of “the traditional and serene appearance that expresses the artistry and tradition of Hiroshige”. Many visitors also come here to study design.

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Basic Information

Address 116-9, Bato, Nakagawa-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0287-92-1199
Website http://www.hiroshige.bato.tochigi.jp/batou/hp/index.html
Business Hours 09:30-17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Days Closed for Business Mondays (except Bank Holidays, in which case closed the next Tuesday)
Price Adult 500yen, Student (over-16s) 300yen, free entry to the over-70s and under 15s, admission for special exhibition may vary
Date 4 special exhibitions and 5 planned exhibitions in a year. “Hana-no-Kaze” festival is planned in May
Map Code 222 545 297*08

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Central Area

Utsunomiya, the most populous city in Tochigi, is about an hour from Tokyo by Shinkansen, and serves as a major transportation hub for the different regions of the prefecture. In addition to being known for its famous Gyoza (pan-fried dumplings), Utsunomiya is called the “city of jazz and cocktails”, as there are numerous venues for hearing live jazz music, and the bartenders are quite skilled, so there are plenty of options for enjoyable nightlife.

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