The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art

The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art

About the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art

The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art was opened in July, 1993 in the rich greenery of the Senshugahara Furusato no Mori Park.
The museum is built on the Taiko collection which was put together by a local collector, but in addition to Japanese works that show the evolution of modern art, we have gathered 19th century western art from styles such as Barbizon and Les Nabis, styles which are closely related to modern Japanese art, and display them in our collection gallery and special exhibitions.
We also hold a wide variety of activities that visitors can enjoy, such as lectures and workshops. At the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art visitors can connect with the art while at the same time enjoying the nature of the four seasons.

General Information

Museum Hours

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
※Ticket counter closes at 4:30 p.m.
Restaurant/ 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Museum Shop/ 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Days (2016-2017)

Closed on Mondays (When a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum is closed the following day. However, the museum will be open on 4/4, 5/2, 8/1,8/8,8/15, and 9/20), New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/3) and maintenance periods.

Accessibility for the Handicapped & Parents with Babies

  • 9 wheelchairs and 5 baby strollers available for use at no charge
  • 4 wheelchairs accessible restrooms, 1 nursing room, 4 restrooms with a baby-chairs ,and 2 restrooms with a baby-seats available.
  • Guide dogs permitted


Collection Gallery Normal Tickets

Normal Ticket Adults/¥430
College & High school Student/¥200
Group Ticket Adults/¥340
College & High school Student/¥160

Special exhibition tickets (2016-2017)

The Ghibli Expo
2016.3.5(sat) - 5.15(sun)

Normal Ticket Adults/¥1,300
College & High school Student/¥1,100
Group Ticket Adults/¥1,100
College & High school Student/¥900

Monet: Impressionist Masterpieces from Marmottan Monet Museum
2016.6.4(sat) - 8.21(sun)

Normal Ticket Adults/¥1,500
College & High school Student/¥,1300
Group Ticket Adults/¥,1300
College & High school Student/¥1,100
Advance Ticket Adults/¥1,300

Venice: Five Centuries of the World’s Most Alluring City from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2016.9.10(sat) - 11.27(sun)

Normal Ticket Adults/¥1,200
College & High school Student/¥1,000
Group Ticket Adults/¥1,000
College & High school Student/¥800
Advance Ticket Adults/¥800

Ryokan vs Maki Ryoko: Two Calligraphers Born in Echigo at the End of the Edo Period
2016.12.13(tue) - 2017.1.15(sun)

Normal Ticket Adults/¥700
College & High school Student/¥500
Group Ticket Adults/¥500
College & High school Student/¥300

* Group ticket prices apply to groups of 20 or more.
* Admission is free for junior high school students and children all year.
* Special exhibition tickets include admission to the collection gallery.
* College & high school students must show their student ID cards to receive the discount.
* Free entrance for individuals with either a Physical Disability Certificate or Rehabilitation Certificate (must show certificate). In the case that an individual uses a wheelchair or has a grade 1 disability and needs assistance, one person accompanying them shall also be given free entrance.


Shinkansen / Local Train

Get off at JR Nagaoka Station (Ote Exit)

From Nagaoka Station

BUS: Take the central Loop-Line Bus (Ote exit, platform No.8). Get off at “Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan” (Approx. 15 min.).
Taxi: 15min.


If coming from the Nagaoka I.C. or Kashiwazaki, go straight on 8 route towards Niigata and then turn right at the Hasugata intersection. If coming from Niigata, go straight on route 8 until you cross the Nagaoka Ohashi bridge and then turn left immediately.


TEL 0258-28-4111
FAX 0258-28-4115