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The MOA Museum of Art is an art museum located on a hill overlooking the sea in Atami. You can see many precious art objects, including national treasures and important cultural properties. In addition to art objects, the museum buildings themselves, the Noh theater, and tea-house are also wonderful. It is a tourist spot full of things to see.

Atami City's MOA Museum of Art

Credit: MOA Museum of Art

The MOA Museum is an art museum in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The museum holds about 3,500 precious artworks, including national treasures and important cultural properties. The MOA Museum of Art opened in 1982, then was renovated and reopened in 2017. From the bright and open hall, you can look over the view of Sagami Bay. There is also a Noh theater, and an amphitheater, where traditional performing arts and concerts are held. The Japanese garden also has a tea house and a residence on the grounds, where you can enjoy the seasonal Japanese atmosphere.

Highlights of the MOA Museum of Art

Ogata Korin, Nonomura Ninsei and Other National Treasures

The highlights of the MOA Museum of Art are the national treasures, “Red and White Plum Blossoms” by Ogata Korin, and "Tea-leaf Jar with a Design of Wisteria" by Nonomura Ninsei. The exhibition room uses anti-reflective and high-transparency glass, so you can appreciate the details of the works clearly. Why don't you take your time and enjoy the precious Japanese artworks? You can take photos for personal use only, but you cannot use monopods, tripods, selfie sticks, or flashes in the museum.

Restaurants Where You Can Enjoy the Scenery as You Eat

In the museum, there are Western and Japanese restaurants, a tea room where you can enjoy matcha and Japanese sweets, and a cafe. At the cafe, you can enjoy organic coffee and freshly baked bread, with a beautiful view of the sea. You can also enjoy Japanese style meals at the Japanese restaurant and teahouse.

The MOA Museum of Art Guide

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The MOA Museum of Art is open from 9:30 to 16:30 (last entry is 16:00). The museum is closed on Thursdays (open for public holidays) and exhibition exchange dates. Admission is generally 1,600 yen (1,300 yen), high school students are 1,000 yen (700 yen), and it is free for junior high school students and younger.

Access to the MOA Museum of Art

To access the MOA Museum of Art from Tokyo, take the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station (approximately 37 minutes) and get off at Atami Station. From Atami Station, take the bus to the MOA Museum from bus terminal No. 8 (about 7 minutes) and get off at the last stop, “MOA Museum of Art”.

Spot Information

  • Spot name:MOA Museum of Art
  • Street Address:26-2 Momoyama-cho, Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Access:Atami Station → [Bus] 7 minutes → MOA Museum of Art
  • Wi-Fi : Available
  • Language:English
  • Ticket:Ticket window, internet, hotel desks, etc.
  • Credit cards:VISA, MASTER CARD, JCB

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