The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

Matsumoto Northern Alps Area 日本浮世絵博物館


Opened in the spring of 1982, the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum houses the largest single collection of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in the world. Started by the Sakai family of wealthy paper wholesalers, their collection covers an impressively wide selection of artists and genres. The museum continues to acquire important works today, preserving this historical slice of Japan’s culture.


The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
Tel: 0263-47-4440 / Fax: 0263-48-0208


Closed every Monday, last days of Dec and beginning of Jan


10:00 - 17:00


Adults : 1,200 yen

Children : 600 yen

Location / Access

2206-1, Shimadachi Koshiba, Matsumoto City

By Train:
24 min bus from Matsumoto Station (JR Chuo Line) via the Town Sneaker (Western Course's Long Course)
By Car:
1 min from Matsumoto IC

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