The Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art 広島県立美術館

Original collections of modern art in Hiroshima

In the heart of Hiroshima, the prefectural museum of art offers fine collections, including works by renowned European artists. Do not miss the beautiful temporary exhibitions that are regularly organized there.

Hirayama in particular is a famous painter in Japan. He was indeed present in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and is thus a hibakusha , an A-bomb survivor . He is famous for his representations of the Silk Road, of Buddhism but also of the dramatic consequences of the atomic bombardment.

Two beautiful pieces of Japanese art also make the place famous: large painted screens representing the shrines of Miyajima and Itsukushima.



Musée préfectoral d'art Hiroshima

Museum room with "The Dream of Venus" by Dali


Musée préfectoral d'art Hiroshima

The rooms of Asian works of art


Sometimes surprisingly specific themes, featuring big European names , or exhibitions on more modern subjects such as Japanese pop culture are sometimes treated.

For example, in 2018 the museum presented an exhibition on the Brueghel family , but also on Studio Ghibli and their 30 years of existence. The same year, another exhibition focused on the representation of the figure of the Parisian woman from the 18th to the 20th century . A sharp and detailed thematic selection, for quality exhibitions.



Musée préfectoral d'art Hiroshima

One of the temporary exhibition halls


Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Phone

    +82 (0)221-6246
  • Timetable

    Hiroshima Subway Line 9 Shukkeien-Mae Station
  • Price

    Adult: 510 yen (4€) High school student and student: 310 yen (2€50) Child: free
  • Access

    Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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