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Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

1-1-1, Wakinohamakaigandori, Chuo-ku | HAT Kobe, Kobe 651-0073, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-262-0901
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Just fantastic. Great Ando building.

Beautifully located. Ando (the architect) is Japan's best and most brilliant. The art inside is the... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Melbourne, Australia

I'm so glad we decided to visit! It was a bit of a walk from the train station, but totally worth... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Corey D
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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1-1-1, Wakinohamakaigandori, Chuo-ku | HAT Kobe, Kobe 651-0073, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-262-0901
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Beautifully located. Ando (the architect) is Japan's best and most brilliant. The art inside is the bonus. They usually have excellent special exhibitions. I have been three times now and never been disappointed. Don't catch a taxi there. Just check out the local JRail. It...More

Thank DMS123
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad we decided to visit! It was a bit of a walk from the train station, but totally worth it. The price was only $4.50 for a college student ($5.50 for adults) and we got to see some beautiful pieces. None of the...More

Thank Corey D
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This art museum is a fantastic architectural landmark in the Kobe area. Designed by Ando-San. The permanent collection and varied exhibitions throughout the year are always worth a visit. the quality of the changing exhibitions is world class comprising western and Japanese artists contemporary and...More

Thank malcolm797
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Architects would love to visit the Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Art. It has a good collection of art and one can spend at least a couple of hours there. The waterfront development by Tadao Ando is also a nice place to just sit around and...More

Thank Chetna1973
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We walked over to the Art Museum along the quay and from the waterfront walked around the building to get to the entrance. The permanent collection entrance fee is a bargain (300Yen, about 2,5Euro). Fortunately we also took the special exhibition access which was a...More

1  Thank MarcMich
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

The art museum itself is a nice building to explore. Lots of stairs leading to different view points of the harbour; austere concrete structure. The permanent collection consisted of many wood-cut prints depicting fantastical fables of the west. There was a collection of classical and...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 27 November 2015

The architecture of this gallery, by reknowned architect Tadao Ando, is an artwork in itself and for many will be a sufficient drawcard alone. The gallery includes a small but substantial and informative exhibition on Ando, concentrating principally on nearby works. Make sure you walk...More

Thank MrDurden
Reviewed 7 October 2015

on the riverside and around the museum are a number of fantastic scultures to visit in free access without any entrance fee - don't miss the gigantic steel girl on the riverfront. the whole building is worth a visit even without the expositions.

Thank Katharina19
Reviewed 1 August 2015

It is not the easiest museum i the world to get to. But I am very glad I made the walk there even though it was 35 degrees celcius. Building is a modern architecture masterpiece. Worth the effort in itself. As for the permanent collection,...More

Thank DMS123
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We went there in order to see the architecture instead of the collections. Tho it's not that easy to go thr but the museum is impressive and the riverside is so charming and beautiful. Nice experience.

Thank Hankang J
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