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Akita Museum of Art (Akita Kenritsu Bijutsukan)

  • 1–4–2 Naka Dori Map It
  • Akita

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

One of the best reasons to visit this new museum is the building, designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando. Sitting in the café, you gaze across a serene pond to the castle moat and park, oblivious of the intervening road. The museum's other highlight is the enormous Annual Events in Akita, painted by local artist Fujita Tsuguharu (1886–1968) in just 15 days. The painting of three local festivals merged into a single scene was rendered on one of the world's largest canvases at the time, measuring 11 feet by 66 feet. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions relating to Akita life and art. From the northwest corner of JR Akita Station, head west on Akita Chuo Dori. After four blocks the museum will be on your left, just before the Castle Hotel.

Sight Information


1–4–2 Naka Dori, Akita, 010-0001, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • Varies depending on exhibition
  • Daily 10–6

Published 12/10/2015


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