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Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts

The Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts opened in 1972 as one of the first public museums of modern and contemporary art in Japan. Kiyoshi KAWASAKI designed the museum architecture including the collection galleries built in 1981.

This art museum’s collection spans local and domestic artists as well as works from western Europe, and their 9,000-piece collection includes examples of paintings, woodblock prints, illustrations, photographs, and handicrafts.

In the Meissen Porcelain Collection Room, around 100 works are displayed. The exhibits from the best collection of Meissen porcelain in Japan are rotated about 4 times annually.”

Location Map

Basic Information

Address 4-2-7, Sakura, Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Telephone Number 028-621-3566
Website http://www.art.pref.tochigi.lg.jp/en/index.html
Business Hours 9:30 - 17:00 ( last admission 16:30 )
Days Closed for Business Mondays (open on Mondays that fall on national holidays, in which case the museum is closed on the following Tuesday), preparation periods for exhibition and year-end and New Year holidays
Price Adults: 260 (200) yenUniversity & high school students: 120 (100) yenChildren under 15 (except high school students): Free* ( ) indicate group prices (20 people or more)*You are admitted to the collection galleries with your special exhibition ticket.
Map Code 132 239 639*10

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.