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Q 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 the greatest masters, Kitaoji Rosanjin, children’s paintings, wood carvings, lacquerware and contemporary Japanese paintings. The total number of works is around 2,000, and the museum has recently focused on collecting contemporary Japanese paintings. The exhibits are changed the changing seasons. Please see About the Museum for more details.

Q 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.

Q 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.

Q 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.

Q Can I use credit cards or electronic money?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners ,as well as some others.

Q 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. We do not have a set time for final admission to the main building. Please note, however, that the museum closes promptly on time.

Q Can I re-enter the museum on the same day?

We do not generally allow re-entry.

Q Is there an audio guidance device?

Our audio devices offer information in Japanese and English. Please see Hours and Admission/Audio Guide for more information.

Q 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.

Q Can I bring in a drone or tripod and use it in the museum?

For the safety of our guests and conservation of the Japanese gardens and art works, drones are not allowed on the museum grounds. Please note that this includes any remote wireless operation in outside areas, as well as carrying drones into the museum building.
Also, please refrain from bringing or using a tripod. However, the museum reserves the right to grant permission for such activities on a case-by-case basis.

Q 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.

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