Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art (Batoh) 那珂川町馬頭広重美術館 (Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Bijutsukan)

A peaceful museum of Ukiyo-e

A peaceful museum of Ukiyo-e
A peaceful museum of Ukiyo-e
A peaceful museum of Ukiyo-e
A museum dedicated to the works of Hiroshige Utagawa, an Ukiyo-e artist of the Edo period. You can get a glimpse of Japanese culture of the 19th century through his original drawings and Hanga (woodblock prints). The entire museum is made of local cedar and washi (handcrafted paper) designed by the global architect, Kengo Kuma, with a concept of “the traditional and serene appearance that expresses the artistry and tradition of Hiroshige”. Many visitors also come here to study design.
  • A peaceful museum of Ukiyo-e
  • A peaceful museum of Ukiyo-e
  • A peaceful museum of Ukiyo-e

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Basic Information

Address 116-9, Bato, Nakagawa-machi, Nasu-gun, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0287-92-1199
Website http://www.hiroshige.bato.tochigi.jp/batou/hp/index.html
Business Hours 09:30-17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Days Closed for Business Mondays (except Bank Holidays, in which case closed the next Tuesday)
Price Adult 500yen, Student (over-16s) 300yen, free entry to the over-70s and under 15s, admission for special exhibition may vary
Date 4 special exhibitions and 5 planned exhibitions in a year. “Hana-no-Kaze” festival is planned in May
DirectionsBy public transport: Take the Toya bus for Bato from the East exit of JR Ujiie station, get off the bus at “Bato Yakuba Mae” bus stop and walk about 3 minutes
By car: approx.40-minute drive from Yaita IC on the Tohoku Expressway