Shoko Kanazawa Art Museum

Shoko Kanazawa Art Museum

This museum, located in sunny Iwaki City, exhibits the moving calligraphy of Shoko Kanazawa. The whole museum has been constructed while keeping in mind traditional Japanese architectural styles. As well as the calligraphy exhibition, Shoko Kanazawa Art Museum also has a Japanese tea room café on site, where you can take a rest with beautiful Japanese garden viewing. The same building also houses a kimono exhibition, while features one of the world's biggest kimono!

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://kanazawa-shoko.jp/museum/index.php(Japanese)
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Shoko Kanazawa Art Museum

Best SeasonAll Year
Opening Hours

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Closed: Wednesdays (or the following day if the Wednesday falls on a public holiday). The museum is also closed during the year-end and New Year holidays (Dec 28-January 1)

Entrance FeeAdult: 800 yen | Free for elementary school students or younger
Access Details
AccessYokomichi-71, Tono-machi Negishi, Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref. 972-0163
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Getting there

By Car: 15 min from the Iwaki Yumoto I.C. exit off the Joban Expressway

By Train: 25 min by taxi from Iwaki Yumoto Station (JR Joban Line; JR Ban-etsu East Line)

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