Chigasaki City Museum of Art

[Photo: Ben Matsunaga]

The museum opened in April 1998 in Chigasaki, a city blessed with a mild climate. The museum is surrounded by a lush green park with pine trees and was once the home (Manshoen) of Otojiro Kawakami and Sadayakko Kawakami, a Meiji-era shingeki actor known for his "Oppekepee-bushi" (a Japanese folk song), and later a villa owned by industrialist Yasusaburo Hara.

The museum currently houses approximately 2,000 works of art, mainly by artists and works associated with Chigasaki. In recent years, the museum has actively collected works by emerging artists based in Kanagawa and is striving to create a collection that is full of Shonan's unique character. The museum also holds ambitious exhibitions of foreign and young artists.





Disabled access

CollectionsTetsugoro Yorozu, Keizo Koyama, Itoji Mitsuhashi, Kouitsu Tsuchiya
Closed on Monday
Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed during the New Year holidays.
FeeAdults ¥200; University Students, Seniors 65 & Over in Chigasaki city ¥100; High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + Companion free. Special Exhibition Fees may be charged separately.

Location: 1-4-45 Higashikaigan-kita, Chigasaki-shi, Kanagawa 253-0053



8 minute walk from the South exit of Chigasaki Station on the JR Sagami and Tokaido lines; From the South exit of JR Chigasaki Station, take the Community-Eboshi bus and get off at Toshokan-mae. The venue is 3 minute walk from there.