General Information

Frequently Asked Questions

《The Exhibitions》

Do you give guided tours of the exhibitions?
We do guided tours of the exhibitions twice a month at 1:30 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays. The tours last about twenty minutes.
Is it possible to arrange guided tours of the exhibitions on other days?
If you contact us in advance, we may be able to arrange guided tours for groups of about fifteen people. Please apply by telephone.(Note: Tours are only given in Japanese.)
Do you arrange regular exhibitions and special exhibitions at the same time?
The museum arranges regular exhibitions about five times a year and special exhibitions about three times a year, each on a different theme.Due to limited exhibition space, we are not able to arrange regular and special exhibitions at the same time.
Is there a permanent exhibition?
The Nihonga works in the museum collection are delicate and prone to deterioration. Since they can only be exhibited for limited periods, we have no permanent exhibition. The displays are rotated at intervals of roughly one month. Since we replace all the works each time, visitors may enjoy a variety of works

《Access and Facilities》

When is the museum closed?
The museum is closed every Monday. However, the museum will be open if a public holiday falls on a Monday. The following weekday is then a closing day. The museum is also closed for the year-end and New Year holidays, and for the periods when we replace the displays. Please refer to the calendar for details, as we may open the museum on Mondays during the Golden Week and New Year periods.
Where is the museum located?
In Kamakura City, Kanagawa PrefectureThe museum is approximately seven minutes’ walk from Kamakura Station, on a side street of Komachi-dori Street. Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and the Museum of Modern Art Kamakura Annex are located in the vicinity. The address is 1-5-25 Yukinoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa-ken.
How do I get to the museum from Kamakura Station?
Plese see the Access page for details
Is photography allowed in the museum?
Please refrain from taking photographs in all areas of the building, including the exhibits, the hallways, and the rest area.
Is there a restaurant or café in the museum?
The museum does not sell food or drinks. Please refrain from eating or drinking inside the museum.
Are there lockers at the museum?
There are coin lockers at the entrance. You will need a 100 yen coin to operate the lockers, but the coin will be returned when you remove your bags.
How much time should I set aside to view the artworks?
About twenty minutes for the exhibition room only.
What facilities are there other than the exhibition room? How much time should I set aside for the museum?
Please set aside about one hour for the museum. The museum has the following facilities.
  1. A reconstruction of Kiyokata’s studio
  2. A high-definition video viewing area where you can watch a film
    • The life of Kiyokata (12’44”)
    • The introduction to the collection (10’24”)
    • ※ There is also a system for searching images of the artworks in the collection.
  3. A rest area with a view of the garden
  4. A library with a collection of books related to Kiyokata and art
  5. A museum shop
Is there a parking area for cars or bicycles?
No, please use one of the paid parking lots in the vicinity.
Does the shop sell museum goods? Is it possible to order online?
Original postcards, stationery, and catalogs are on sale at the museum. Customers may order items by fax, telephone or post, for delivery within Japan only. Please see this page for details.
Is it possible to borrow a wheelchair?
A wheelchair is available for use at the museum.

《Entrance Fees》

Is there a system of free admission?
The following visitors are eligible for free admission
  1. Children who attend elementary schools in Kamakura City, and children who are residents of the city.
  2. Anyone aged 65 and older who is a resident of Kamakura City(Please present your “Fukuju Techō” or other document showing your name and address.)
  3. Anyone who holds a physical disability certificate, a rehabilitation certificate, a learning disability certificate, or a certificate of eligibility for the protection of atomic bomb victims, and their personal companion(Please present your certificate.)
Is there a system of discounted admission fees?
A 50 yen discount applies on presentation of one of the following tickets
  1. Kamakura City Park & Rail Ride tickets or the “Kankyo Tegata” pass (Ticket holder only)
  2. The “Noriorikun” one-day pass for the Enoden Line (ticket holder only)→Please click here for details
  3. “The Enoden Kamakura Free Pass” for the Odakyu Line (ticket holder only)→Please click here for details
  4. Discount tickets issued by the museum (two persons per ticket)

《Other》

Do you arrange events for children?
Yes, we organize programs for children.
1)Experiential eventsThese events take place in the spring and summer holidays. From time to time, we also exhibit artworks in an underground gallery near Kamakura station. Advance applications are required. Please consult the event information for details.
* Past programs
Let’s paint a hanging scroll with Nihonga materials!
Let’s make a kaiawase shell-matching game with Nihonga materials!
Let’s draw pictures with gofun chalk!
2)Appreciation-based eventsDuring the spring and summer holidays, we offer free admission to adults accompanying elementary or junior high schools students. We will also distribute handouts for children. Please consult our event information for details.