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

Hours of Operation

9 a.m.-5 p.m. * Ticket counter closes at 16:30

Closed Days

Closed every Monday. When a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum is open on the holiday and instead closed the next weekday.


A Message from the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art

From April 2020, the fees for the main collection and special exhibition will become separate. Those with a ticket for the special exhibition will need a ticket for the main collection. Thank you for your cooperation.

Normal Ticket Adults/¥430
Group Ticket Adults/¥340
  • Group ticket prices apply to groups of 20 or more.
  • Admission is free for junior high school students and children all year.
  • College & high school students must show their student ID cards to receive the discount.
  • Free entrance for individuals with a 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 or Train: Disembark at JR Nagaoka Station.
  • From Nagaoka Station


    • Via Bus Line 8 from Nagaoka Station Ote Exit: Take the Center Loop Kururin (Inside Loop) bus, disembark at Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan (approximately 15 minutes).
    • Via Bus Line 2 from Nagaoka Station Ote Exit: Take the bus bound for Center Plaza/Red Cross Hospital, disembark at Nisseki-Byoin Mae (approximately 15 minutes) then walk 5 minutes.

    Taxi: Approximately 15 minutes from Nagaoka Station Ote Exit

  • By car:
    • 10 minutes from Nagaoka IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
    • 10 minutes from Nagaoka-Kita SIC on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    Free parking available (165 spaces)


3-278-14, Senshu, Nagaoka, Niigata, 940-2083, JAPAN


TEL : +81-258-28-4111、FAX: +81-258-28-4115、MAIL:


Ghibli Park and Ghibli Exhibition

April 17 (Wed.) to June 9 (Sun.)

Ghibli Park is expressing the world of Studio Ghibli, located within Aichi Expo Memorial Park (Morikoro Park) in Aichi Prefecture. The exhibition is a throwback of the work and art pieces of Miyazaki Goro, the director of the production site at the park. The exhibition takes you to a behind-the-scenes look at how Ghibli Park was created, with a focus on the director.

Ticket Adults Students
Normal Ticket (Group) ¥1,900 ¥1,400
Advance Ticket ¥1,700


100th Anniversary of the Birth of YAMASHITA KIYOSHI, a Retrospective

June 29 (Sat.) to August 18 (Sun.)

A retrospective exhibition of the wandering painter, Yamashita Kiyoshi (1922-1971), commemorating his 100th birthday. To introduce his life and paintings, the exhibition presents his representative art works: paper mosaics of the nostalgic Japanese traditional landscape and famous places. It also includes pencil sketches from his childhood, and oil paintings, ceramics and pen sketches from his later years.

Ticket Adults Students
Normal Ticket (Group) ¥1,300 (¥1,100) ¥1,000 (¥800)
Advance Ticket ¥1,100


Maurice Denis and Japan

August 27 (Tue.) to October 20 (Sun.)

Maurice Denis, a painter of the avant-garde group “Nabis School” who was active in France at the end of the 19th century, expanded his activities to architectural decoration and religious art in the latter half of his life, and his influence extended as far away as Japan. The exhibition traces Denis’s artworks from his early to later years as well as his close relationship with Japanese art.

Ticket Adults Students
Normal Ticket (Group) ¥1,500 (¥1,300) ¥1,000 (¥800)


Treasures of the Imperial Court and Niigata
Technique and Beauty of Japan tracing through the Collection of Sannomaru Shozokan, the Museum of the Imperial Collections

February 7 (Fri.) to March 16 (Sun.)

The Sannomaru Shozokan of the Imperial Palace is a facility that preserves, researches, and exhibits valuable works of art that have been passed down through the imperial family for generations. From its collection, we will exhibit masterpieces of early modern paintings, modern oil paintings, Japanese paintings, and craft works. We will also introduce the relationship between the imperial family and Niigata through an exhibition of photo panels of Emperor Meiji’s Hokuriku tour and works related to Niigata.

Ticket Adults Students
Normal Ticket (Group) ¥1,400 (¥1,200) ¥1,000 (¥800)


Collection Exhibitions

1: April 12 (Fri.) to June 23 (Sun.)

[Exhibition room 1] The Appearance of Japanese Women-Their Labor and Portraiture
[Exhibition room 2]  Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art
[Exhibition room 3]  Nanbata Fumio, 50 Years After Passing

2:June 28 (Fri.) to August 18 (Sun.)

[Exhibition room 1-2] A Journey Through Niigata
[Exhibition room 3] Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art

3: August 27 (Tue.) to December 15 (Sun.)

[Exhibition room 1]  An Exciting Art Museum for Families: Say Cheese!
[Exhibition room 2]  Takeya Fujio, 40 Years After Passing

4:December 24 (Tue.) to March 30 (Sun.)

[Exhibition room 1]  Secret Garden
[Exhibition room 2]  Masterpieces of the Museum of Modern Art
[Exhibition room 3]  Kamekura Yusaku and the Artists who Journeyed Through the Times Together