Things to do in Toyama Prefecture, Chubu: The Best Art Museums

May 17, 2022 Kandra Bartel

Discover the best top things to do in Toyama Prefecture, Japan including Toyama Glass Art Museum, Nanto Fukumitsu Art Museum, Mori Shusui Museum of Art, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Takaoka Art Museum, Kurobe City Museum, Hokugin Galerie Millet, Shogawa Memorial Museum of Sotojiro Matsumura, Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Tonami Art Museum.
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1. Toyama Glass Art Museum

5-1 Nishicho, Toyama 930-0062 Toyama Prefecture +81 76-461-3100 http://toyama-glass-art-museum.jp/
Excellent
53%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 323 reviews

Toyama Glass Art Museum

Reviewed By BlueTak - Frankfurt, Germany

Colourful visual spectacle from the permanent "Glass Art Garden" exhibition on the top floor by Dale Chihuly (American Glass Sculpture). Works are dotted around on the 6th floor. Cost of entry is Y200 for adults / Y170 for kids. The building itself is architecturally stunning, and has a cafe/small gift shop on the 1st floor. Many of the other floors are temporary exhibits or function rooms, and they also house a small public library. The museum was voted by TripAdvisor commentary/word of mouth count as top to visit in 2019 (came 13th). Worth a short visit!

2. Nanto Fukumitsu Art Museum

2010 Horinji, Nanto 939-1626 Toyama Prefecture +81 763-52-7576 http://search.jword.jp/err_maintenance.html
Excellent
67%
Good
17%
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17%
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Nanto Fukumitsu Art Museum

3. Mori Shusui Museum of Art

1-3-6 Sengokumachi, Toyama 930-0066 Toyama Prefecture +81 76-425-5700 [email protected] http://www.mori-shusui-museum.jp/
Excellent
42%
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58%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Mori Shusui Museum of Art

Mori Shusui Museum of Art showcases works of fine art collected by Lead Chemical Co., Ltd. "Shusui" means clear autumn water, which represents the clean, well-honed nature of the Japanese sword. This name was selected because the museum has one of the greatest Japanese sword collections in the nation, and the museum`s logo symbolizes its signature "sword." Lead Chemical Co., Ltd houses many Japanese swords and other nationally important cultural properties and art treasures such as paintings, Japanese and Chinese pottery, and calligraphy, including masterpieces of representative painters of Japanese modern art history such as Taikan Yokoyama and Gyokudo Kawai. Historically, Toyama prefecture was an important center of sword production, and home to famous sword smiths such as Norishige and Gou no Yoshihiro. The Uda Ha School of Sword Making actively produced swords during the Muromachi period. This museum`s collection of swords is designed to captivate your eyes and minds.

4. Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design

3-20 Kibamachi, Toyama 930-0806 Toyama Prefecture +81 76-431-2711 http://tad-toyama.jp
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design

5. Takaoka Art Museum

1-1-30, Nakagawa, Takaoka Toyama Prefecture +81 766-20-1177 http://www.e-tam.info/
Excellent
10%
Good
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4.0 based on 30 reviews

Takaoka Art Museum

Reviewed By onichan8yuki - Osaka, Japan

So fun! after watched a many historical things with Draemon of cartoon, brought a lunch box and ate in the garden that was great time I had! TAKAOKA ART MUSIAM was opened in 1951 year,very historical and “first public” art museum of sea of Japan side and which is one’s best museum of METAL WORK of Japan as of TAKAOKA-city has been called “town of metal working “since that was started by about 1868year. You can meet with many DRAEMON character as Fujio F. Fujiko’s native place is a TAKAOKA-city and his gallery on the second floor displays that is why you can meet with many existing stuff and a history thing in Both! That will be so fun for kids too! There are many Draemon’s goods also! Therefore, adult and kids in both will be able to enjoy in there! By the way, as a new information I just got, this coming SEP 20th till OCT20th, seem to introduce a masterpiece & artisan of metal work which was traditional and receiving a many prize at exhibitions domestic and foreign. You also will find many stylish things as a memory of travel in there!

6. Kurobe City Museum

1035, Horikiri, Kurobe Toyama Prefecture +81 765-52-5011 http://www.city.kurobe.toyama.jp/guide/svGuideDtl.aspx
Excellent
40%
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40%
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20%
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4.0 based on 5 reviews

Kurobe City Museum

7. Hokugin Galerie Millet

2-1-20 Chuodori, Toyama 930-0044 Toyama Prefecture +81 76-423-7220 http://www.gmillet.jp/index.html
Excellent
34%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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1%
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4.0 based on 29 reviews

Hokugin Galerie Millet

8. Shogawa Memorial Museum of Sotojiro Matsumura

1066 Shogawamachi Kanaya, Tonami 932-0305 Toyama Prefecture +81 763-82-3373 [email protected] http://www.shogawa-museum.jp/
Excellent
50%
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50%
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4.0 based on 2 reviews

Shogawa Memorial Museum of Sotojiro Matsumura

9. Nizayama Forest Art Museum

364-1 Nizayama, Nyuzen-machi, Shimoniikawa-gun 939-0631 Toyama Prefecture +81 765-78-0621 http://www.town.nyuzen.toyama.jp/nizayama/
Excellent
18%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
9%
Terrible
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3.5 based on 11 reviews

Nizayama Forest Art Museum

10. Tonami Art Museum

145-1 Takando, Tonami 939-1383 Toyama Prefecture +81 763-32-1001 http://www.tonami-art-museum.jp/
Excellent
6%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
56%
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3.5 based on 16 reviews

Tonami Art Museum

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