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静岡市東海道広重美術館 Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art

  • Culture / Art / History (Art museums / Galleries)
  • Around Gotemba and Fuji
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  • ClosedMonday (Open if it is a public holiday, closed on Tuesday instead), Year-End and New Year Holidays (From 28 December to 4 January), Period of maintenance

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Around Gotemba and Fuji
297-1, Yui, Shimizu-ku Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka, 421-3103, Japan
  • Culture / Art / History (Art museums / Galleries)
Opening Hours
9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Monday (Open if it is a public holiday, closed on Tuesday instead), Year-End and New Year Holidays (From 28 December to 4 January), Period of maintenance
Date of post:2015/07/10

Appreciating Representative Ukiyoe Paintings

  • Arts

This art museum was opened in Yui, Shizuoka City in 1994. This is the first art museum in Japan which was named after Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) in the Edo Era. Do you know this artist? He is one of the greatest masters of Ukiyoe that gave much influence to French impressionists such as Van Gogh and Claude Monet. It is said that he joined an official procession to Kyoto in 1832, sketching landscapes along the Tokaido Highway. Based on those sketches, he created his most well known series, The Fifty-three Stations of Tokaido. This museum possesses this series and also the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, which is considered to be the masterpiece of his late years. A collection counts about 1400, focusing mainly on his representative landscapes.

The Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art has an ukiyoe guidance room to deepen your understanding of Edo culture. Also, in the entrance hall, there is a corner where you can experience printing ukiyoe on a sheet of paper and take it home with you. The exhibition changes monthly. Please contact the museum ( to know more.

After you appreciate every bit of his work, how about a cup of green tea in the tea ceremony house next to the museum? It has been restored as a memorial hall in the style of the architecture in those days. Since Yui was one of the post towns of the Tokaido Highway, there used to be an officially approved inn called honjin for the use of feudal lords and 32 inns for the general public. Actually the tea house at the museum was at one time a detached building from the honjin, where the Emperor Meiji is known to have taken a rest. I recommend strolling around this nostalgic town and visiting Kanbara and the Satta Pass, which became important motifs in his works.

When you become hungry, please taste the fresh seafood caught in Suruga Bay. My strongest recommendation is to try cherry shrimps (sakura-ebi) and baby sardines (shirasu) with the very tasty local sake, Shousetsu (

This tour will surely satisfy not only your artistic interest but your stomach.

・¥510 (Adult)
・¥300 (College and senior high School student)
・¥120 (Junior high school and elementary school student)
Access to Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art
・Walking from JR Yui Station, Tokaido Main Line (25min)
・Taxi from JR Yui Station (5 min)

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