Yamaguchi Prefectural Hagi Museum & Uragami Memorial Hall
The ukiyo-e collection is certainly worth a look. The architecture of this museum itself is artwork.
This museum has displays of ukiyo-e, oritental clay and porcelain works. With one corner near Shizukiyama Park, and the Pottery Hall and Main Hall built by architect Kenzo Tange so as to bridge the Aiba River, the museum building itself is art. Along with the Kintai Bridge, the Hagi Museum & Uragami Memorial Hall is even introduced as a two-star facility, the highest rank in Yamaguchi Prefecture, in the world famous travel guidebook, the "Michelin Green Guide." The museum is also famous for its possession of rare ukiyo-e pieces, like "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," of which only three exist worldwide. These pieces can be seen in ordinary exhibitions (Pieces on display will be changed monthly).
|Access from Otani Sanso||Approx. 40 minutes by car|
|Address||586-1 Hiyakomachi, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture 758-0074|
|Price/s||Adults 300 yen, Students 200 yen (*Free entry for those under 18 years old and those over 70 years old. Special Exhibitions will require a separate entry fee.) Discounts available for groups.|
|Business/Opening Hours||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last entry at 4:30 p.m.)|
|Holidays/Closed Days||Every Monday; Occasional closings of the musuem|
|Website||Hagi Museum & Uragami Memorial Hall Website別ウィンドウ|