Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of ArtApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

A Japanese art museum that also stimulates creative instincts. The Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art first opened in 1968. In October 1996 with newly renovated facilities and offerings the museum opened afresh, this time as a more metropolitan-type art museum with advanced amenities suited for the 21st century and with an appearance that harmonizes with the beautifully green and nationally famous Shukkeien Garden that it adjoins. Focusing on themes such as art associated with Hiroshima Prefecture, craftwork in Japan and Asia, and art in the 1920s and 1930s, the museum currently has over 3,400 works that it manages and offers for public viewing in its regular exhibition rooms. The Hiroshima Prefectural Art of Museum provides Prefecture residents with learning opportunities through special exhibitions held in the museum's program exhibition rooms and a variety of art-related events held in the Art Library and auditorium "Hi-Vision Gallery". In addition, the museum added the People's Gallery as a place to publicly reveal new art works and stimulate creative activities.

Courtsey of Japan Tourism Board.