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Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Immerse yourself in the works of Hyogo's leading artists in the museum designed by Tadao Ando

The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art opened in 2002 in HAT Kobe, the new city center located in the eastern part of Kobe, as a symbol of the city's cultural resurrection from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. It is one of the largest-scale art museums in western Japan, with a collection of around 10,000 works by artists with ties to Hyogo Prefecture such as Ryohei Koiso and Heizo Kanayama. The building was designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando as a place for various forms of art to come together and offers much to see.

  • ©Jiro Fujiwara

  • ©Natori Kazuo

  • ©Jiro Fujiwara

  • Susumu Shingu, AuroraⅢ, 2018 and AuroraⅣ, 2018-2020

  • Susumu Shingu, Ocean of Stars, 2016

  • Cesar, The Eiffel Plate, 1989

©Natori Kazuo

An integration of scenery and art

The museum is set in a beautiful environment overlooking the Rokko Mountains to the north and the Seto Inland Sea and Port of Kobe to the south. In addition to the exhibits, there is an Art Information Center, gallery, museum hall, restaurant and cafe. The outside also has a space where you can appreciate sculptures, architecture and the wonderful scenery. In 2019, the Ando Gallery opened, introducing various models of Ando's works (free admission).

Green Apple, an outdoor art installation designed by Tadao Ando

The Ando Gallery exhibits the models of works and drawings by the acclaimed architect, as well as introduces projects on the reconstruction from the great earthquake in addition to his latest projects. The Green Apple was designed inspired by the poem "Youth" by American poet Samuel Ullman. It is installed on a seaside deck across from the Ando Gallery as a symbol of the gallery.


Name Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
Website https://www.artm.pref.hyogo.jp/eng/
Address HAT Kobe, 1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigan-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Access Approximately 8 minutes' walk from Iwaya Station on the Hanshin Electric Railway (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art)
Approximately 10 minutes' walk from JR Nada Station South Exit
Approximately 20 minutes' walk from Oji-koen Station West Exit on the Hankyu Electric Railway's Kobe Line
Business Hours 10:00 to 18:00 (final admission 17:30)
Closed Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, then closed the following day)
Inquiries TEL: 078-262-0901

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