Sakura City Museum of Art is located close to the center of the castle town that was established in the Edo period. The museum collects artworks with connections to Sakura and the Boso area and holds exhibitions of modern and contemporary Japanese art. It is also a place for local residents to display their own works of art.
Entry to the museum is through the former Kawasaki Bank (built in 1918), a retro brick building that is almost 100 years old.
The Museum has in its collection the works of Asai Chu, a painter in the Western style, who was born the son of a Samurai from the Sakura Domain and spent his childhood in Sakura. A pioneer in the field of Western-style painting in Japan, Asai was friendly with acclaimed Meiji-era novelist, Natsume Soseki, and it is rumored that Asai was the model for the character, master painter Fukami, in Natsume’s novel, Sanshiro.
Sakura City Museum of Art also has a café serving drinks, desserts and lunch on the 1st floor.
Why not linger over a cup of coffee and recall the beautiful artworks you have seen at the Museum.
Enjoy a wonderful day at the Sakura City Museum of Art.
- Name of Attraction
- Sakura City Museum of Art
- 210 Shinmachi, Sakura, Chiba
- Opening Hours
- 10:00～18:00 (entry until 17:30)
- Mondays (or next day if Monday is a public holiday),
New Year holidays (Dec 28 – Jan 4)
* Admission fee will be charged for special exhibitions (fee will differ according to exhibition)
- 8 min. walk from south exit of Keisei Sakura Station
20 min. walk from north exit of JR Sakura Station