Sightseeing Spots - Culture Arts
Matsumoto City Museum of Art : 松本市美術館
Museum Featuring Works by Matsumoto's Favorite Daughter, World-Famous Yayoi Kusama.
Since its opening in April 2002, the Matsumoto City Museum of Art has exhibited a permanent collection of Matsumoto-born artist Yayoi Kusuma, as well as rooms dedicated to other local artists such as writer Shinzan Kamijo and oil painter Kazuo Tamura. Temporary exhibits are regularly scheduled throughout the year.
Yayoi Kusama's masterpiece "Magical Flower" is in front of the entrance, and even the museum's vending machines are covered with her trademark polka dots.
In addition, the museum shop sells Yayoi Kusama goods as well as photo books and postcards of many of the displays.
- Hours :
- 9:00-17:00（Last Entrance 16:30）
- Date(s) :
- Closed Mondays (unless a National Holiday -- closed next day instead) and from 29 Dec. to 3 Jan.
- Entrance Price :
- Regular Collection: Adults 410, university and high school students 200, middle school age and younger free. (Group discount available.)
Additional charge may apply for special exhibits.
- Reservations :
- Not required
- Foreign Languages :
- English (Pamphlets on Yayoi Kusama in English and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) to be introduced in 2017.)
- Luggage Storage :
Pictured are the Magical Flower (2002), Pumpkin (1999), and vending machines copyright Yayoi Kusama, as well as the Shinzan Kamijo and Kazuo Tamura rooms and gift shop.
tel : +81(0)263-39-7400 fax : +81(0)263-39-3400 Official site
- By Train
- From Matsumoto Station(JR Shinonoi Line), 12 min walk
- By Car
- From Matsumoto IC, 20 min (4km)
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