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Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City

"Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City" was opened in 1972 after Nishinomiya City received a donation of land, buildings, and artworks from OTANI Takejiro (former president of Showa Electrode and current company name of SEC Carbon Co.).

While focusing on modern Japanese Western-style paintings, modern Japanese-style paintings, and modern French paintings, the museum also collects works by local artists, mainly from the Hanshin area, and has a collection of over 1,300 pieces. As the birthplace of Hanshin modernism, the museum also offers special exhibitions that give visitors a sense of the artistic culture, architecture, and lifestyle where tradition and high culture coexist.

Besides the artworks, the garden with a waterfall flowing through it is a must-see. Seasonal flowers can be admired, and there is a suikinkutsu (water fountain) to enjoy the clear sound of the water. Sculptures by MOTONAGA Sadamasa, OKAMOTO Taro, and others are also installed throughout the garden.

A clear waterfall flows in the garden.


4-38, Nakahama-cho, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture



Access from the nearest station

Hanshin "Kouroen" station alighting. Walk southwest for 6 minutes/Get off at Sakura-Shukugawa Station on the JR Kobe Line. Head to the west on Route 2, go down south along Shukugawa River, and walk southwest for 15 minutes/Take the Hankyu Kobe Line express and get off at Shukugawa Station. Walk south along the Shukugawa River, then walk southwest for 18 minutes.

Opening hours

10:00 - 17:00 (admission until 16:30)


Wednesdays (if Wednesday is a national holiday, the museum will be open on Wednesday and closed the following day).


Varies according to the exhibition.


Free parking (15 spaces), parking for disabled persons (2 spaces), coin-operated lockers (returnable), umbrella stand, AED, strollers for rent (free), diaper changing table, nursing room, wheelchairs for rent (free), canes for rent (free), elevators, wheelchair-accessible restroom, etc.

Official website


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