Meito Museum of Art

Meito Museum of Art © S.Kasugai

About the Meito Museum of Art

This is a private museum located in Aichi Prefecture, Nagakute. It was originally located in Nagoya but in 1992 it was transferred to its present location and reopened as a Japanese-style art museum with a garden.
The museum has a large collection of modern and contemporary Japanese paintings from a variety of painters, foremost of which are the "3 Great Japanese Beauty Artists", Shoen Uemura, Kiyokata Kaburagi, and Shinsui Ito.

The subjects of the paintings are usually single scenes from the lives of a variety of women who have appeared in history or literature. Just looking at the paintings and seeing the women’s powerful facial expressions you will gain a deeper appreciation of the Japanese aesthetic. Due to the variety of characters appearing in the paintings you can catch a glimpse of the traditions and styles of each era of Japanese history and enrich your appreciation and enjoyment of these paintings.

The museum also exhibits famous paintings from a variety of painters from the Meiji Era (1868–1912) to the Heisei Era (1989~present) such as Gyokudo Kawai and Taikan Yokoyama. As you peruse the paintings you can see how the painting styles changed with the ages and learn about the history of Japanese paintings.
Within the permanent exhibition you can see a selection of paintings that are picked to suit the mood of the season. After you’re finished enjoying the paintings, there is a Japanese garden where you can reflect on your visit within the courtyard.


If you are visiting by public transport, from Nagoya Station via the Nagoya Municipal Subway Higashiyama Line connect to the Tobu Kyoryo Line (Rinimo) and get off at Irigaike-koen Station (Irigaike Park Station). From Exit 2 continue toward the right side of the sidewalk and once you get to Higashihazama Intersection turn right. The walk takes about 5 minutes.

Description: Meito Museum of Art

Sights Meito Museum of Art (名都美術館 )
Address 301 Irigaike Nagakute-shi, Aichi-ken 480-1116
Phone / Fax Phone: 0561-62-8884 / Fax: 0561-62-7411
Duration 50Minutes
Business Hours Monday:10:00-16:30
Closed dates Monday Specific dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Pay admission: 600yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Meito Museum of Art