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Adachi Museum of Art

Adachi Museum of Art Adachi Museum of Art ("Adachi Bijutsukan" in Japanese) is a museum for Japanese-style paintings with beautiful Japanese garden.
It is in Yasugi city, and is located about 10 km southwest of JR Yasugi station.

This museum was founded in 1970 by Zenko Adachi (1899-1990) who was a successful businessperson in this area.
He had collected the quality paintings eagerly for his lifetime, then he built a great collection.
Especially it has around 130 works by Taikan Yokoyama (1868-1958), and is the greatest collection in Japan.

This museum features the broad and beautiful Japanese garden.
It is more than 16 hectares wide, and consists of six different gardens.
The stones and pine trees in the garden were found and gotten by Zenko himself when he travelled all over Japan.

His concept was that the Japanese garden was also same as a Japanese painting.
The far mountains and forests are also involved in the scenery of this garden.
This garden receives a high evaluation in other countries, and has topped the ranking of Japanese garden in "The Journal of Japanese Gardening" (a magazine in the United States) since 2003.

Adachi Museum of Art official website

How to get to here

By railroad and free shuttle bus

  1. To Yasugi, by JR limited express, about 15 minutes from Matsue, about 2 hours and 15 minutes from Okayama.
  2. From Yasugi station, by free shuttle bus, about 20 minutes.



Adachi Museum of Art
Gallery for Taikan Yokoyama
Koke-niwa (Moss Garden)
© Adachi Museum of Art/© JNTO
Karesansui-tei (Dry Landscape Garden)
© Adachi Museum of Art/© JNTO
Juryu-an Garden
© Adachi Museum of Art/© JNTO
Ike-niwa (Pond Garden)
© Adachi Museum of Art/© JNTO
Hakusaseisho-tei (White Gravel and Pine garden)
© Adachi Museum of Art/© JNTO
Winter scenery from the lobby
© Adachi Museum of Art/© JNTO

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