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神戸市立博物館 Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan)

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  • ClosedMonday (except for National Holidays)

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24 Kyomachi, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0034, Japan
  • Museums
Opening Hours
9:30-17:30 (last admission 16:30)
Monday (except for National Holidays)
Date of post:2015/06/18

Kobe's top fine art collection

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Kobe City Museum was opened to the public in 1982 but that building was originally the Bank of Tokyo, Kobe branch built in 1935.

This museum is located on Kyomachi Street, and is built like a Greek shrine with six columns.
The statue of “Jean de Fiennes” by Rodin stands on the South of the entrance. This building is registered as the registered tangible cultural property, and lit up the time from sunset till ten o’clock at night.

There are around 40,000 items including famous figure paintings such as Francisco de Xavier (Basque Roman Catholic missionary), Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI and Nobunaga ODA (famous Japanese military and political figures).
Moreover, the art objects by Heizo KANAYAMA and Ryohei KOISO, artists related to Kobe city, are owned. It also includes national heritage of “Dotaku (bronze bell)”, “Douki (bronze dagger-axe)”, and ancient map materials. When the Great Hanshin Earthquake struck Kobe on January 17, 1995, fortunately, these collections were almost all safe and none of the national treasures or other important items were damaged although the building suffered a little.

Many interesting exhibitions are held several times a year, and the souvenir shop is very big.

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