Due to large-scale renovations, the Matsumoto City Museum of Art, the Former Kaichi School and the Matsumoto City Museum will begin their temporary closures from April 2021. Due to the importance of this work, these museums will remain closed for the near future. Please see below for further information regarding Matsumoto’s museums closure notification.
Matsumoto City Museum of Art
Closing period: From April 2021 to April 2022
The Matsumoto City Museum of Art showcases the works of many Japanese artists and houses a permanent exhibition of the world-renowned avant-garde artist, Yayoi Kusama. This museum will be closed for about one year following April 1st, 2021 due to large-scale renovations.
Former Kaichi School
Closing period: From June 2021 to May 2024
Built at the beginning of the Meiji Period, The Former Kaichi School became a designated National Treasure in 2019 and is therefore of significant historical importance to Japan. Beginning in June 2021 this historical building will remain closed for about 3 years for earthquake retrofitting.
Matsumoto City Museum
Closing period: From April 2021 to September 2023
A visit to the Matsumoto City Museum near Matsumoto Castle is included in the price of your entrance ticket to the castle. However, the museum will be closed from April 1st, 2021 to September 30th, 2023 for relocation and new construction.
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