General Information

Since its opening on November 3, 1993, the Museum of Art, Kochi has been showcasing the activities of modern and contemporary artists, as well as locally-rooted creators, in a number of collection exhibitions and genre-crossing special exhibitions introducing artists from Japan and abroad. Permanent displays include rotating lineups of items from collections of works by Marc Chagall.
Another one of the museum's collections is dedicated to Ishimoto Yasuhiro, a famous photographer connected closely to Kochi. Founded on our comprehensive collection of Ishimoto's prints, films and related materials, the Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center was established in June 2013.
The Museum Hall is equipped with both a Noh stage and conventional stage, and serves as a venue for international dance, theater, music, interdisciplinary performances, movie screenings and traditional performing arts, as well as lectures, courses and workshops aimed to familiarize visitors with art and culture.

The Museum of Art, Kochi
353-2 Takasu, Kochi City
Kochi Prefecture
781-8123 Japan
TEL: +81-88-866-8000



Free parking lots for 144 regular cars and 10 coaches, including two spaces reserved for disabled visitors. Spaces for coaches or other large vehicles will be reserved upon advance request.

Bicycle parking

2 roofed spaces next to the pathway up to the entrance.

Public Transport
■By Tram"Tosaden"

- From "Harimaya Bashi" station, take the Tosaden Kotsu tram bound for "Gomen", "Ryoseki-dori" or "Monju-dori", get off at "Kenritsu Bijutsukan-dori" station (approximately 15 min.) and walk for 5 min.

■By Bus

- 5 min. by foot from the "Kenritsu Bijutsukan-mae" bus stop (Tosaden bus, Kochi-idai Line)

■By Airport Limousine Shuttle Bus

- From Kochi Ryoma Airport, you can reach the museum by using the Airport Limousine Shuttle Bus between the airport and the city. Get off at the "Kazurashima" bus stop and walk 16 min.

■By car/taxi

- 20 min. from JR Kochi station, 30 min. from Kochi Ryoma Airport, 15 min. from Nankoku IC or 10 min. from Kochi IC on the Kochi Expressway.

Access from other cities
From Okayama:
ca. 1 hr. 50 min. on the Kochi Expressway
From Takamatsu:
ca. 1 hr. 30 min. on the Kochi Expressway
From Matsuyama:
ca. 1 hr. 40 min. on the Kochi Expressway
From Tokushima:
ca. 2 hr. on the Kochi Expressway
From Tokyo:
ca. 1 hr. 15 min. from Haneda Airport (take the Airport Limousine Bus and get off at "Kazurashima")
From Osaka:
ca. 45 min. from Itami Airport (take the Airport Limousine Bus and get off at "Kazurashima")
From Fukuoka:
ca. 1 hr. from Fukuoka Airport (take the Airport Limousine Bus and get off at "Kazurashima")



9:00-17:00 (entry until 16:30)


Open all year except year-end and New Year holidays. (December 27 - January 1)
Please note that the museum may be temporarily closed also at other times.

■Collection Exhibitions
360 yen (280 yen)
University Students:
250 yen (200 yen)
[Please show your student ID or international student ID card.]

Admission free for high school students and below.
[Please show your student ID or other document to verify your age.]

■Special Exhibitions

Fees vary by exhibition. Admission free for high school students and below.
[Please show your student ID or other document to verify your age.]

  • ※Numbers in parentheses ( ) are fees for groups of 20 or more.
  • ※Admission free for Annual Pass holders (2,580 yen)
  • ※Admission free for visitors with a certificate of physical/mental/intellectual disability, war-disabled or A-bomb victim, and 1 accompanying care person.
  • ※Admission free for holders of a Kochi Prefectural/Municipal Longevity Notebook.

[Not applicable for events hosted by organizations other than the museum.]

Annual Pass

Annual fee: 2,580 yen (valid for one year from the day of application)
※Holders of an Annual Pass may purchase tickets for film screenings (hosted by the Museum of Art, Kochi) at the door for advance ticket prices. Please apply at the Reception Desk on 1F.


Barrier-free facilities
  • - Elevator for wheelchairs
  • - Slope for wheelchairs
  • - Multipurpose toilets (1F: toilet with adult size foldable bed, 2F: ostomy toilet)
  • - Guide dogs accepted
Facilities for families with babies
  • - Baby bed, diaper changing table (in front of the toilets on 2F)
  • - Nursing room (next to Exhibition Room 3 on 2F)
  • - Coin lockers (free of charge, next to the café on 1F)
  • - Vending machines (next to the taxi stand in front of the museum, and in the foyer of Museum Hall)
  • - Public phones (Next to the café inside the museum, and outside next to the taxi stand)
Rentable items
  • - Wheelchairs, baby strollers
    [Limited availability, please inquire by phone (+81-88-866-8000) if you wish to use a wheelchair or stroller.]

[Please note that smoking is not permitted on the museum's premises.]