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Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum (Hiroshima Kenritsu Bijutsukan)

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum (Hiroshima Kenritsu Bijutsukan) Review

Next to the Shukkei Garden, this museum is a visual treat. Standouts include two particularly surrealistic pieces: a typically fantastical piece by Salvador Dalí called Dream of Venus; and Ikuo Hirayama's much closer-to-home Holocaust at Hiroshima. Hirayama, who became one of Japan's most acclaimed artists, was a junior-high-school student at the time the A-bomb was dropped. The museum also holds excellent rotating exhibitions of art from classic to contemporary.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2–22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0014 | Map It
  • Phone: 082/221–6246
  • Cost: ¥500; ¥600 includes Shukkei-en
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 9–5, Sat. until 7; last entrance 30 mins before closing
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  • Location: Hiroshima
Updated: 09-20-2013

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