Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art


The museum is an easily walkable distance from 2 number of different stations. We recommend taking the pedestrian bridges to avoid traffic: 

-Nada (JR, local): 2 min ride from Sannomiya, then 10 min walk

-Iwaya (Hanshin, local): 4 min ride from Sannomiya, then 8 min walk



Location type

A municipal gallery of art opened in Nada Ward in 2002, the museum displays more than seven thousand art works, including Western paintings, Japanese-style paintings, sculptures and woodworkings. They also feature concurrent Special and Premium Exhibitions for about 2 and 3 months, respectively. 

The museum's architectural concept was designed by Tadao Ando, who chose to emphasize changes in light and shade that can be noticed throughout the year. The area is very geometric and maze-like in order to play with one's sense of space and isolation, and it also takes advantage of the light reflecting from the sea to add to this. 

When you've finished looking at lovely pieces of art, definitely take a stroll down to the waterfront not 5 minutes away and enjoy the sea air by HAT Kobe!


Hours of Operation: 

10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:30) TWThFSaSu
10:00-20:00 (last entry 19:30) FSa (during Special Exhibitions)
Closed Mondays (the next day if Monday is a public holiday)

Other Closed Days: 

New Year's holidays (Dec 31 & Jan 1) 
Maintenance (Jan 22-31, 2018)


Regular Admission ("Kenbi Premium Permanent Collection Plus")

  Individual Group
Adult 500 yen 400 yen
Univ. Students 400 yen 300 yen
70+ 250 yen 200 yen

Special Exhibition Admission (may vary depending on the exhibition)

  Individual Group Pre-Order
Adult 1600 yen 1400 yen
Univ. Students 1200 yen 1000 yen
70+ 800 yen 700 yen 0 yen


*Group prices apply to groups of 20 or more.

*Entry is free for high school students and younger.

*Discounted set tickets for entry into both exhibitions are available.

*Admission for persons with disabilities is half of their standard admission (excludes those aged 70 and over), and admission for one caregiver is free.

※From July 8 to October 15, 2017, admission is free for any person with a disability (plus one caregiver) for the Permanent Collection Plus (Kenbi Premium).

*On every 2nd Sunday (except Feb & Mar), admission is free for the Permanent Collection Plus (Kenbi Premium), thanks to contributions from the Ito Cultural Foundation.