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 Kitano museum of Art has been closed for few years, we apologize for these closing days. We will remodel the museum building and begin to display again in next spring ,and we will have opening 50 anniversary in it.

 This museum of art, located in the quiet suburbs of Nagano City on the Zenkouji Plain and surrounded by mountains in northern Nagano Prefecture, was opened in March 1968. The museum is founded on the artworks collected by Yoshito Kitano , my grand father, and Tsuguto Kitano, my father, over many years. Maintaining the view that artistic items are cultural assets, the Kitano family has wanted to contribute to the improvement of local culture in Nagano Prefecture by building an art museum and displaying the art objects it has collected, for the enjoyment of the local people. Accordingly, we sought advice from Mr. Michiaki Kawakita about the establishment of this museum of art and ways of displaying the works of art.

 The art works owned by this museum of art consist of Japanese paintings, European paintings, sculptures, calligraphic works, and craftwork objects. Among the Japanese and European paintings in particular, there are many rare items that are significant in the history of modern paintings. In addition, this museum features art created by overseas masters, including famous sculptors. By changing displayed items from season to season, we arrange for your appreciation modern Japanese works from the Meiji to Showa periods, as well as great paintings and sculptures from Western artists.

 Considering surrounding mountainous environment, sandstones are used for the exterior of Kitano Museum of Art and this was designed by deceased Mr.Junzo Yoshimura who won the Cultural Order Award and performed various famous works such as the basic design of the New Palace in the Imperial Palace.

 When you go up the gentle slope leading to the entrance, You will view a dry landscape garden and a Japanese marine-scenery garden,designed by Mr. Mirei Shigemori,a famous garden artist. There tranquil , serene gardens can be seen from various spots within the museum building.

 We have two branch museums, one is located on the Zenkouji Omotesando,
another is located near Togakushi shrine in deepest-placed shrine. Each one has different function and purpose. It is our strong wish that we all, main museum and branches, will be able to contribute to the promotion of arts and culture by seeking the further improvement of administration.

Takahiro Kitano
president KITANO MUSEUM OF ART

Information of Kitano Museum

Opening hours Tuesday – Sunday 9:00 – 17:00( Visitors must enter by 4:30 pm.)
Museum holidays Closed on Mondays( Except public holidays)
Addmission Adults 800yen Students 500yen Children 300yen

Individual Group

※20 or more persons……20% discount

※100 or more persons……30% discount

Physically handicapped person 50% discount

Address 7963-2, Wakaho Watauchi, Nagano-city, Nagano-Pref
phone&fax

e-mail

phone 026-282-3450/ fax 026-282-4757

museum@kitano-museum.or.jp

Access ■From Nagano Station, take a Nagano Dentetsu Railway, and change Suzaka Station→10 minutes walk from Wakaho Station.

■20 minutes drive from the Nagano Station (It costs about 3000 yen by taxi)

■8 minutes drive from Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC or 20 minutes drive from Nagano IC.

Information of Kitano Cultural Center

Opening hours Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00( Visitors must enter by 5:30 pm.)
Museum holidays Closed on Mondays( Except public holidays)
Addmission Different fees will be charged during major special exhibitions.

Individual Group

※20 or more persons……20% discount

※100 or more persons……30% discount

Physically handicapped person 50% discount

Address 1603, Nishigo-cho, Nagano city, Nagano-pref, zip 380-0845
phone&fax

e-mail

phone 026-235-4111/ fax 026-235-4112

cultural@kitano-museum.or.jp

Access ■It is15 minutes walk from JR Nagano Station.

■ 5 minutes walk from The Nagano Dentestu Railway Nagano Line,Gondo Station.

■Take a bus for Zenkoji from the Nagano Station. 1 minute walk from Gondo-Irigchi. (near the Nagano Asahi Hachijuni Building)

Information of Kitano Museum Togakushi

Opening hours Tuesday – Sunday 9:00 – 16:00( Visitors must enter by 3:30 pm.)
Museum holidays Closed on Mondays( Except public holidays)
November mid~late April.
Addmission Adults 1,200yen Students 500yen Children 300yen

Individual Group

※20 or more persons……20% discount

※100 or more persons……30% discount

Physically handicapped person 50% discount

Address 3686-1 Togakushi, Nagano-city, Nagano-Pref
phone&fax

e-mail

phone 026-282-3450/ fax 026-282-4547

togakushi@kitano-museum.or.jp

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