About the Museum

The Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art opened to the public in 1978. Today, we continues the commitment to promote art culture. Starting with the first acquisition, Jean-François Millet's The Sower, the museum has expanded its collection including other works by Millet, other Barbizon School artists and major European landscape artists. The museum has thus come to be known as the "museum of Millet". Furthermore, we have rich collections of modern and comtemporary Japanese artists. Thanks to many individuals' generous donations, today the museum's collection amounts to approximately 10,000 works.

In 2004, the South Wing was added to the main building, offering more space for exhibitions, additionally in 2009, Millet Wing has opened, which is especially for works by Millet and Barbizon School artists.

Permanent Collection A
(Millet Collection Gallery)

Art Library

1F Lobby


9:00-17:00(admission until 16:30)
Mondays (the next day if this falls on a national holiday), days after national holidays, year-end and New Year. The museum may also be open or closed on special occasions.
  Adults College
Persons 65 or older Persons 65 or older,
Yamanashi residents only
520 yen
(420 yen)
220 yen
(170 yen)
Free Free
Special Exhibition 1,000 yen
(840 yen)
500 yen
(420 yen)
1,000 yen
(840 yen)
Permanent Collection
Special Exhibition
1,260 yen 590 yen 1,000 yen
(840 yen)
Museum of Art
Literature Passport
(Permanent Collections)
680 yen 340 yen Free Free

*( )indicates the discount prices for advance tickets, a group of 20 persons and more, and tourists stay at hotels or inns in Yamanashi.

No admission charge for the persons as follows:

・Students in high school or below.
・Persons 65 or older (for Special Exhibitions,Yamanashi residents only).
・Persons with disabilities and one accompanying person with them.
・All visitors on November 20 (Yamanashi Citizen’s Day).

※Ask for free tickets at the Ticket Counter.
※Present your ID : driver license, medical insurance card, student ID or any valid identification.

Other Discount Tickets
The following discount tickets are available

[Tourist Discount]
With vouchers or receipts of hotels or inns in Yamanashi, on the day of the stay or the day after, you will receive about 20% discount for admission.

[Annual Passport]
One-year unlimited admission for any of our Collectionsand Exhibitions.Perfect gifts for art lovers
  Adults College
3,140 yen 1,570 yen

[Museum Kai-in Passport (Annual Passport for 4 differentprefectural museums)]
One-year unlimited admission for any of the Collections and Exhibitions in the four prefectural museums in Yamanashi; including Prefectural Museum of Art, Prefectural Museum of Literature, Prefectural Museum of Archaeology and Prefectural Museum. In addition, 42 museums in the Museum Kai Network offer the passport holders discounts and special privileges.
  Adults College
Museum Kai-in
5,240 yen 2,620 yen

>>Museum Kai Network


Free Parking lot for 345 cars, 16 buses and 6cars for those with disabilities.
Free-of-charge lockers (A 100-yen coin will return after use)
Information Desk
We Provide information about the Museum, transportation, and more. Baggage and coat check service is also available at the desk.
Wheel Chair, Baby Buggies
Please ask museum staff for wheel chairs and baby buggies.
Restroom for ostomates, baby seat, nursing room
We have one restroom for ostomates and one nursing room as well.Baby seats are set up in each restroom.

restroom for ostomates

nursing room
Museum Shop
Museum Shop is located on the 1st floor. Catalogs, books, postcards, reproductions and other merchandise are available.
Restaurant - Art Archives
Approximately 70 seats are available at Art Archives.
Hours 9:30-17:00 (last order 16:30)
For the Visitors in the Gallery
For viewing in a more agreeable enviroment, Please aside by the following requests aimed at protecting exhibits.
  • Do not touch the Exhibits.
  • Photography by camera,video,etc. is prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the museum.
  • Eating and drinking is prohibited(including candy and gum).
  • Please use the free lockers for large luggage.
  • Use of writing implements other than pencils is prohibited.
  • Use of mobile phones and other devices that generate sound is prohibited.
  • ets are prohibited(except for guide dogs).


From JR Kofu Station
・Take any bus departing from Kofu St. Bus Terminal Midai ,Shikishima Office via Ryuuou,Nirasaki St via Ookusa,Kugawa-Danchi to Yamanashi-Kenritsu-Bijutsu-kan. (about 15minutes).

・By taxi, about 15 minutes.
Public transportation to JR Kofu Station
by train
By expressway bus
※ Travel time to JR Kofu Station depends on traffic.

[From Tokyo]
Board a Kofu-bound bus (Shinjuku-Kofu line) at Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal. About 2 hours and 10 minutes to JR Kofu Station
[From Nagoya]
Board a Kofu-bound bus (Nagoya-Kofu line) at Nagoya Station, Osaka. About 4 hours to JR Kofu Station.
[From Osaka]
Board a Kofu-bound bus (Kyoto/Osaka-Kofu line) at Abeno-bashi Station, Osaka. About 8 hours and 40 minutes to JR Kofu Station.

※ For more details, go to Yamanashi Kotsu web site.
By Car

From Kofu Showa IC (Chuo Expressway):

Proceed in the direction of Shosenkyo/Yumura from the toll booth, go 200 m and turn left. Continue on then turn left at Tokugyo Rittai Minami, go about 2 km and turn left at Kugawa Koban-mae,and go about 1 km on Route 52. The museum is located on the left.
Around Map