If you get tired of the crowds in the city, take a quick jaunt here and enjoy a pleasant afternoon of art appreciation.
Otani Memorial Art Museum holds modern art collections donated by Takejiro Otani, who also donated the land for the museum. The museum is located in Nishinomiya, only 20 minutes from Kobe.
Their exhibition of Japanese paintings from early January to mid-February every year is highly regarded. All throughout the year the museum provides guests a relaxing garden view and a contemplative space for art appreciation.
Sun. – Tues., Thur. – Sat.: 10 am – 5:00 pm
Closed on Wednesdays (except public holidays) and New Year’s Day.
Address: 4-38 Nakahama-cho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo 662-0952
Website: http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/~otanimus/ (Japanese only)
How To Get There
Otani Memorial Art Museum
Hanshin Line Koroen Station: Walk for 10 mins. southwest to the museum.