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Yamanashi Arts Park

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

The park with the famous "Museum of Millet" is also a great photo spot onlooking Mount Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture

Yamanashi Arts Park is home to the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art and the Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Literature. The nature-filled park also has a rose garden and Japanese garden, offering beautiful scenery for all four seasons. Sculptures by artists such as Auguste Rodin and Taro Okamoto are displayed at various locations throughout the park, and together with the wonderful view of Mount Fuji, create a unique collaboration of art and nature.

Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art

Since its founding in 1978, Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art has been widely known as the "Museum of Millet" for its extensive collection of works by Jean-François Millet and opened the Millet Collection Gallery in 2009. Centered around Millet's "The Sower," its first acquisition, the museum exhibits a wide collection of his arts as well as other works by Barbizon School artists in a spacious environment. In addition, various works by artists with relations to Yamanashi and other contemporary Japanese artists are displayed in the Theme Exhibition Gallery. With approximately 10,000 works of art in its current collection, the museum is one of the largest art museums in Yamanashi.

Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Literature

The literature museum collects, preserves and exhibits various materials of literary figures from or related to Yamanashi Prefecture. The collection includes manuscripts, letters and personal items that belonged to important scholars in the history of Japanese literature such as Ichiyo Higuchi, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Hanako Muraoka, Osamu Dazai and Dakotsu Iida. Among them, the Ryunosuke Akutagawa collection is one of the most extensive in the country, with approximately 5,000 items including rough drafts of the short stories "Rashomon" and "Hana" (The Nose).

Location

Name Yamanashi Arts Park
Web Sites https://www.art-museum.pref.yamanashi.jp/english/
Address 1-5-35 Kugawa, Kofu-shi, Yamanashi
Access Approximately 15 minutes' bus ride from South Exit of Kofu Station on the JR Chuo Main Line
Approximately 10 minutes' drive from Kofu-Showa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Business Hours Park: Open all year round
Museum of Art and Museum of Literature: 9:00 to 17:00 (Last admission: 16:30)
Closed Park: Open all year round
Museum of Art and Museum of Literature: Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, then the following day), days after public holidays (open if a Sunday), year-end and New Year's holidays. May also be open or closed on special occasions.
Inquiries TEL: 055-228-3322 (Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art)
TEL: 055-235-8080 (Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Literature)
Admission Park: free
Museum of Art and Literature Passport:
Adults: 670 yen; University students: 340 yen; High school students and under or age 65 and above: free

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