Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe

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The Hyōgo Prefectural Museum of Art (兵庫県立美術館, Hyōgo Kenritsu Bijutsukan) is a purpose built municipal art gallery in Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It was opened in 2002.

The major collections of the museum are foreign and Japanese sculptures, foreign and Japanese prints, Western-style and Japanese-style paintings associated with Hyogo Prefecture, Japanese greatworks in modern era, and contemporary art.

This museum has memorial rooms of Ryōhei Koiso and Kanayama Heizō. They are two of the greatest contemporary artists in Japan.

The building of the museum is a modern, concrete construction by famed architect Tadao Ando.

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  • The nearest station is Hanshin Iwaya, but it is a walkable distance from JR Nada as well. Hyogo Prefectural Museum is an excellent museum that I can recommend everyone to visit. As it was my first...  more »
  • A stroll around the building and its interiors is in itself a tour of architectural beauty. Designed by famed Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the museum speaks of Japanese and foreign modern art in...  more »
  • Amazing Art Museum not just for the collection - which was wonderful - but also for the incredible building and the waterfront landscaping. Loved it.
  • My favorite was the dog sculpture when you touch the figures and use your touching senses to feel the dog rather than seeing it. I read the story and it brought me almost into tears 🤗
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