What kind of museum is the Adachi Museum of Art?
- The Adachi Museum of Art is located in Yasugi City, Shimane Prefecture. It opened in November 1970, with art works collected over the course of many years by Adachi Zenko, an entrepreneur from the city. The museum also boasts beautiful Japanese gardens and modern Japanese paintings. It is notable that the collection of Yokoyama Taikan, one of the greatest Japanese painters, includes 120 works, ranging from his early to late life, making it the foremost in both quality and quantity. Moreover, the museum houses numerous other art works, including ceramic works by two of the greatest masters, Kitaoji Rosanjin and Kawai Kanjiro, children’s paintings, wood carvings, lacquerware and contemporary Japanese paintings. The total number of works is around 1,500, and the museum has recently focused on collecting contemporary Japanese paintings. We select and change the works on display 4 times a year, in accordance with the changing seasons. Please see About the Museum for more details.
When does the museum open and close?
- The museum opens daily at 9:00, 365 days a year. It closes at 17:30 from April to September, and at 17:00 from October to March. Please see Hours and Admission for more details.
How much is the admission fee?
- It is 2,300 yen for adults, 1,800 yen for university students, 1,000 yen for high school students, and 500 yen for elementary or junior high school students. We also offer discounted rates for groups of 20 or more and 100 or more. For more details, see Hours and Admission.
Is the museum closed for any holidays?
- The museum is open everyday of the year, even at the year-end and New Year holidays. However, the Annex periodically closes to change exhibited works. Please see Hours and Admission for more details.
Can I use credit cards or electronic money?
- We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners ,as well as some others.
How long does it take to see the whole museum?
- We recommend you to take at least 2 hours to fully appreciate both the Japanese gardens and Japanese paintings. But we encourage all of our guests to take their time. Although we do not have a set time for final admission to the main building, guests can enter the Annex until 15 minutes before closing. Please note, however, that the museum closes promptly on time.
Can I re-enter the museum on the same day?
- We do not generally allow re-entry.
Is there an audio guidance device?
- Our audio devices offer information in Japanese, English and Mandarin. Please see Hours and Admission/Audio Guide for more information.
Can I take photographs or record video of the Japanese gardens and art works?
- Photography of the gardens is permitted, but photography of the art works is strictly prohibited, without exception.
Are there any other guidelines for guests in the museum?
- We ask that guests refrain from using cell phones and recommend turning them off while inside the museum. Please be considerate of other guests. For more information, please see Hours and Admission/Thank You for Your Cooperation.
Why are the gardens considered to be the best in Japan?
- An American magazine about Japanese gardens, The Journal of Japanese Gardens, has consistently ranked the Adachi Museum’s gardens as being the best in Japan. The Journal has ranked Japanese gardens since 2003, and the Adachi Museum’s gardens have topped the list for 15 years. Please see The Best Gardens for 15 Consecutive Years for more details.
How large are the gardens?
- The gardens are about 165,000 square meters in total, including background areas. There are 6 garden areas to enjoy; the Reception Garden, the Garden of Juryu-an, the Dry Landscape Garden, the Moss Garden, the Pond Garden, and the White Gravel and Pine Garden. Please see Japanese Gardens for more details.
Can I walk around the gardens?
- The gardens are for only meant to be viewed from the building. Guests are not permitted to enter them.
When is the best season to appreciate the gardens?
- Because each garden has unique features in each season, they can be enjoyed year-round. Please see Japanese Gardens/Gardens in the Four Seasons for more details.
Where is the Adachi Museum of Art?
- It is located in Yasugi, Shimane, Japan.
Address: 320 Furukawa-cho, Yasugi City, Shimane Prefecture
Please see Access for the map.
How can I go to the museum?
- By Car:
About 10 minutes from the Yasugi IC on San-in Expressway. Turn left at the fifth set of traffic lights from the IC, and continue straight for about 5 kilometers. Please see Access for Car Users for more details
The nearest station is JR Yasugi, from where you can use the Adachi Free Shuttle Bus Service. Please see Access for JR Users for more details.
Both Yonago Airport and Izumo Airport are nearby, and there are public transportation services from Yonago Airport. Please see Access for Plain Users for more details.
By Intercity Bus:
JR Yonago Station has a bus terminal for expressway buses from various cities. Please board the Adachi Free Shuttle Bus at JR Yasugi Station. JR Yasugi Station is next to JR Yonago Station. Please see Access for Intercity Bus Users for more details.
Does the museum have a parking area?
- The museum has free parking spaces for 400 cars and 40 buses.
In the parking area, there are 8 fully accessible car spaces for guests with disabilities.
How long does it take to travel from the museum to surrounding tourist sites and hot spas?
- This is a list of the main tourist sites and the estimated travel time by car.
Matsue Castle and Lake Shinji: About 35 minutes
Daikon-shima Island: About 40 minutes
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine: About 80 minutes
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine: About 2 hours
Tamatsukuri Spa: About 40 minutes
Matsue Shinjiko Spa: About 40 minutes
Saginoyu Spa: Adjacent to the museum
Mt. Daisen: About 50 minutes
Mizuki Shigeru Road, Sakaiminato City: About 1 hour
Tottori Sand Dunes: About 2 hours
Kaike Spa: About 40 minutes
Misasa Spa: About 90 minutes
Are there restaurants or cafes in the building?
- The cafe Taikan is a full service cafe offering light meals including curry made with Shimane Beef and rice wrapped in bamboo leaves. Beverages and deserts are also available at the cafe Midori, and Japanese green tea can be enjoyed in the traditional tea ceremony houses Juryu-an and Juraku-an. Please see Cafes and Tea Houses for more details.
Are there any shops in the museum?
- The main building have the small shops. Each shop sells the original museum goods. See Museum Shops for more details, and feel free to browse for goods on the Online Shop.
Are there any coin-operated lockers?
- There are free coin-operated lockers beside the front desk in the main entrance. For storage of larger items, please ask the staff.
Is the museum accessible by wheelchair or with baby strollers?
- The main building is fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Unfortunately, the Attached Exhibition Room and the second floor of the Ceramics Hall have only limited accessibility. There are elevators and multi-purpose restrooms with baby-changing tables in both the main building and the Annex. Please see the Floor Guide for more details.
Are wheelchairs and baby strollers available for rent?
- Please ask the staff. Wheelchairs and strollers are limited in number, and are available on a first-come first-served basis. Please see Hours and Admission/Wheelchairs and Baby Strollers for more details.
Can I enter the museum with a service dog or pets?
- You can enter with a service dog, but pets are not permitted. However, pets can stay at the pet hotel Dogspaw, which is located a few kilometers from the museum.
Dogspaw: 105 Nakatsu-cho, Yasugi, Shimane
Please note that the museum is not responsible for any problems related to the use of offsite facilities.
What is the exhibition schedule?
- The museum holds four special exhibitions per year, and we change the works for display in accordance with the season. Please see Current Exhibitions for more details.
What kind of collection does the museum have?
- The museum houses modern Japanese paintings, contemporary Japanese paintings, ceramic works, pictures for children, wood carvings and lacquerware. The total number of works is about 1,500. In particular, the collection of Yokoyama Taikan’s works is the best in both quality and quantity, with about 120 works from his early to late life. Please see Modern Japanese Paintings, Contemporary Japanese Paintings, Ceramic works, Pictures for Children, and Wood Carvings.
Are there any famous paintings?
- Innocence (1897) and Autumn Leaves (1931) by Yokoyama Taikan, and Daughter Miyuki (1914) and Woman Waiting for the Moon to Rise (1944) by Uemura Shoen are particularly popular and famous. The museum also has other masterpieces that are well-known in modern art history. Please see Yokoyama Taikan and Uemura Shoen for more details.
Do the museum offer gallery talks by the curators?
- You can join gallery talks on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.
At 10:00 “Japanese Paintings”, in the lobby in front of the Dry Landscape Garden
At 14:00 “Yokoyama Taikan”, at the Yokoyama Taikan Special Exhibition Room
Could I have the curators guide me in the museum?
- No. We cannot personally guide you through the museum. But we encourage interested guests to join the gallery talks on weekends and national holidays. The audio guide is also helpful.
Do you have brochures in foreign languages?
- We have brochures in English, French, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Korean. You can download brochures from the Brochure Download.
Can I use pictures on a Website or in a brochure?
- The museum prohibits unauthorized use and reprints. Please contact us for questions related to media use.
Public Relations Division, Adachi Museum of Art
Can I link the museum’s URL to my Website?
- Please use the following URLs:
If you want to host museum URL links, please also let us know about your Website by e-mail.
What is the museum’s policy on the protection of personal information?