About the hours of operation and closed days
What are the hours of operation?
From 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. (Entry until 5:30 pm.)
We are open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday during Special Exhibitions. (Entry until 7:30 pm.)
What are the closed days?
Every Monday. If Monday is a public holiday, we are open that day and closed on the next day.
We are also closed during New Year’s holidays and maintenance days.Please contact us for details. For further information, please check the page
Hours of Operation/Admission《Opening Hours》
About admission fees
What are the admission fees?
Prices differ depending on exhibitions. Please contact us for details.
Can I re-enter after viewing?
Generally we do not allow re-entries.
Please talk to our staff at the entrance if there is a special reason.
What is the closest train station?
8 minute walk south from Hanshin Iwaya Sta.
10 minute walk south from JR Kobe Line Nada Sta. South Exit
20 minute walk southwest from Hankyu Kobe Line Oji-koen Sta. West Exit
How can I go to the museum by bus?
From Sannomiya (Counting all of the following three lines, there are approx. 4 buses every hour depending on the time of day)
＜Kobe City Bus＞
Get on at: Bus terminal on the south of JR Sannomiya Sta., along the police box
(Other side of Sogo Department Store with National Highway 2 in between)
＜Kobe City Bus＞
Get on at: Cross Yamatekansen road after exiting Hankyu Oji-koen Sta. West Exit
Buses only come approx. once an hour
How can I go to the museum by car?
Driving from Osaka area
Drive west along National Highway 2 or 43. After National Highways 43 and 2 merge, turn left at the first intersection “Iwayanakamachi 4” (a Royal Host is on the corner). The museum is at the end of the road.
＜Hanshin Expressway Route 3 Kobe Line＞
Turn left after exiting the Maya Ramp, then turn right at the “Maya Ramp South” intersection. You will see the museum on your left hand side at the third traffic light.
＜Hanshin Expressway Route 5 Wangan Line＞
Drive straight for 2-3 km after passing through the Minami-Ashiyahama Toll Gate. Get off at the Sumiyoshihama exit, drive 1 km on Harbor Highway, then exit to the left at Takaha exit (first exit). Drive along the road and straight through the “Maya Ramp South” intersection. You will see the museum on your left hand side at the third traffic light.
Driving from Sannomiya area
Drive east on National Highway 2. Drive straight through the Kasuga intersection and turn right at “Iwayanakamachi 4” intersection (3-4 traffic lights after the Kasuga intersection). The museum is at the end of the road.
Turn right after exiting Expressway 3 Maya Ramp, then turn right at “Maya Ramp South” intersection. You will see the museum on your left hand side at third traffic light.Access《By car》
Is there parking?
We have underground parking. Please enter from the west side.
400 yen for the first two hours, then 200 yen every 30 minutes after that (Discount process required at the information desk)
9:30-19:00 Until 21:00 on Friday and Saturday during Special Exhibitions
Number of parking spaces
80 spaces (Include 2 disabled spaces)
*Parking discounts are not available for other car parks nearby.
Are there spaces for buses?
Bus waiting spaces are available. No charge applied. Please make a reservation at the time of group booking.
Tel: 078-262-0901 Fax: 078-262-0903
About other matters
Is it possible to enter the museum with wheelchairs and baby strollers?
We have elevators and slopes inside the building.
We also offer a wheelchair and stroller lending service. Please apply at the 1F information desk.
Do you have coin lockers?
Yes. (100 yen deposit type)
If larger luggage does not fit in the locker, we can look after it at the information desk at the 1F entrance hall.
Can we bring in pets?
Animals are strictly forbidden from entering the museum.
However, guide dogs and other assistance dogs may enter with their owners.
Is it possible only to use the Art Information Center, Museum Shop, cafe or restaurant?
When and where can I join the “Tomo no Kai” supporter’s group?
Applications can be made from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Art Information Center’s counter. (Times do not change when the museum is open until late.)
Is the museum not a bit too cold?
The temperature/humidity is set for the protection of the art works.
We recommend that you come wearing a flexible outfit as you may find it cold especially during summer.
We thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.