Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design 富山県美術館

A museum dedicated to art and design, that treats the surrounding environment as art

Art and design are given equal importance in this modern museum at Fugan Canal Kansui Park. The attractive space, designed by renowned architect Hiroshi Naito, makes the most of the canal and mountain views, with floor-to-ceiling windows that treat the view like another piece of art.

The museum’s permanent collection comprises a wide variety of modern and contemporary art from around the world, including works by Picasso, Chagall, and other masters of the early twentieth century, as well as works by artists representing Japan and Toyama. Design is represented through iconic works including Gerrit Thomas Rietveld’s Red and Blue chair, and Yusaku Kamekura’s powerful poster designs for the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. Changing exhibitions aim to help visitors look at art and design from different perspectives. 

The museum includes a cafe, restaurant, shop, and a rooftop garden. The garden is designed to introduce visitors to the joys of onomatopoeia. Art installations and children’s playground equipment are designed to embody Japanese onomatopoeia such as “fuwa-fuwa” (fluffy) and “guru-guru” (round and round). The rooftop also affords sweeping views of the Tateyama mountains. 

Toyama City
Museums Art and Design


Address 930-0806 富山県富山市木場町3-20
Telephone Number 076-431-2711
Fax Number 076-431-2712
Opening Times • Museum: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entry at 5:30 p.m.)
• Rooftop garden: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (last entry at 9:30 p.m.)
Closed • Closed on Wednesdays except public holidays (if a public holiday falls on a Wednesday, the following day will be closed), and New Year's holidays
• The rooftop is closed from December 1 to March 15. It may also be closed when the weather is bad
Prices • Permanent exhibition: ¥300
• Groups of 20 or more: ¥240 per person
• High school students and younger, university students, and visitors over 70 years are free (proof of age or enrollment may be required)
Car Park • Parking for 103 vehicles is available, including accessible parking
• ¥330 for the first 2 hours + ¥110 for each additional 30 minutes
• First 2 hours parking is free for museum visitors and users of Kansui Park (use the pre-payment machine in the parking lot by the entrance to the museum to claim free parking)
• Open 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Getting There • About 17 minutes walk from Toyama Station South Exit
• About 10 minutes by bus from Toyama Station South Exit to Toyama-ken Bijutsukan-mae bus stop.
• About 10 minutes by car from Toyama Station
• About 20 minutes by car from Toyama Airport
• About 15 minutes by car from Toyama IC on the Hokuriku Expressway
Notes • Accessible facilities include a wheelchair-accessible elevator, multipurpose toilets, parent and child toilets, and nursing facilities. Wheelchairs and strollers are available for visitor use.
• Accessible parking those disabled and pregnant visitors.
• Some guidance is available in braille, and a hearing aid system is available, along with an audio guide for smartphone use.
• Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed to enter the Museum with their owners.
• Volunteer guides: Toyama Museum of Art Volunteer. Contact Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art for more information

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