Hachinohe City Museum of Art in Takashokoji Area

About the Museum

The Hachinohe City Museum of Art is located in the Takashokoji area of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan. It was opened in 1998 and features a collection of over 2,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and ceramics.

The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing the works of local and international artists. In addition, there are educational programs and workshops for children and adults.


The permanent collection of the museum includes works by famous Japanese artists such as Saito Yoshishige, Kitaoji Rosanjin, and Yokoyama Taikan. There are also works by international artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Salvador Dali.

Some of the temporary exhibitions that have been held at the museum include:

  • Renoir and His Contemporaries
  • M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity
  • Vincent van Gogh and His Time

Visitor Information


The museum is located at 1-2-18 Takashokoji, Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

The approximate latitude and longitude of the museum is 40.5167° N, 141.4833° E.


The museum is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed on Mondays and between December 29th and January 3rd.


Admission to the museum is 510 yen for adults, 250 yen for high school and college students, and free for children under 18 years old.


The museum is wheelchair accessible, with ramps and elevators available. There are also wheelchair rentals available for free.

Getting There

The museum is a 15-minute walk from JR Hachinohe Station. Alternatively, you can take the local bus from the station to the museum (get off at the Takashokoji stop).