Matsumoto City Art Museum, Matsumoto

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A visit to Matsumoto City Art Museum allows you to see a combination of contemporary and traditional Japanese art. The most famous exhibit displays works by the renowned artist Yayoi Kusama, who influenced the likes of Andy Warhol during the 1970s. Many other galleries show pieces by less-known local painters and sculptors, traditional artworks, as well many fine examples of calligraphy. With our online itinerary creator, Matsumoto attractions like Matsumoto City Art Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • My only complaint is that you can't take pictures inside - otherwise this is such a happy, thoughtful treat! We had seen some of her sculptures on the art island of Naoshima and were excited to see... 
    My only complaint is that you can't take pictures inside - otherwise this is such a happy, thoughtful treat! We had seen some of her sculptures on the art island of Naoshima and were excited to see...  more »
  • The museum features Yayoi Kusuma’s permanent art works in her hometown. Born in Matsumoto, Yayoi Kusama spent many years in New York and is internationally known for her vivid and colourful works... 
    The museum features Yayoi Kusuma’s permanent art works in her hometown. Born in Matsumoto, Yayoi Kusama spent many years in New York and is internationally known for her vivid and colourful works...  more »
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  • Awesome collection! I didn’t see the special exhibit, so it was super cheap to get in. 410¥ for adults and the Yayoi Kusama collection is included in that! I loved all of the art postcards I got at the gift store too. Great place to spend a rainy day (or a sunny one)
  • This was kind of a last minute decision to make. The location for the museum is great because it's way from the center of downtown AND offers free parking till 9pm or whenever the restaurant staff leaves. The museum has some great art albeit most are repetitive patterns, but nonetheless enjoyable. The staff at the museum lacks common sense. No picture are allowed according to their rules however the staff wouldn't let me reply to an email regarding an emergency issue at work. I tried to reason with them and they can watch me while I use my phone to email, but they just kept refusing and told me to put my phone on my pocket. Common sense and self thinking won't be found by the staff here. Be warned.

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