Kure Municipal Museum of Art
The Kure Municipal Museum of Art is a three-storey building located inside Irifuneyama Park and surrounded by natural woodland.
The exterior of the building with its Japanese roof and brick-colored hexagonal tiles embedded in the walls blends perfectly with the surrounding greenery and the sculptures on Bijutsukan Dori (Art Museum Road).
Inside, the museum houses work by famous artists including Bourdelle’s “Hercules with a Bow” and Renoir’s “Girl with a Straw Hat”. The museum holds four exhibitions from its collection every year along with a number of special exhibitions.
Bijutsukan Dori (Art Museum Road)
This tree-lined road covered in bricks and tiles has 17 sculptures placed along its length. It is a popular recreation area for both locals and tourists. In 1987, this picturesque approach to the museum was selected in the ”100 Best Roads in Japan”.
1) Hiroden Bus. A short walk from Irifuneyama Koen bus stop on the Miyahara Line (direction Nabesanbashi via Tsubonouchi).
2) Hiroden Bus. A three-minute walk from Meganebashi bus stop on the Sanjo Niko Takaramachi Line, the Kure Kurahashijima Line, or the Aga Ondo-no-Seto Line.
|Address||Irefuneyama Koen Nai, Saiwaicho Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture|
|Business Hours||10am – 5pm (Last entry 4:30pm)|
|Closed||Tuesdays (or the following day if Tuesday is a public holiday).
Closed between 29th December and 3rd January.