Last updated: December 21, 2020
Modern art against a mountain backdrop
Hara Museum ARC is an annex to the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, which permanently closes in 2020. It features a permanent outdoor exhibition that includes a giant version of Andy Warhol's iconic soup can. Its indoor exhibits rotate regularly and showcase the work of foreign artists and Japanese artists, including Morimura Yasumasa, Miyajima Tatsuo and Nara Yoshitomo. The gallery’s Kankai Pavillion displays traditional East Asian art.
Its on-site eatery, Cafe d’Art, features art-inspired cakes and treats.
The museum is in the foothills of Mt. Haruna. Its sleek architecture is striking against the rolling hills and greenery of the surrounding landscape. Ikaho Green Bokujo, a farm-themed amusement park near Ikaho Onsen, occupies the same land, providing enough entertainment for a full day of family-friendly fun.
2855-1 Kanai, Shibukawa (Map)
About 15 minutes by bus from Shibukawa Station
About 15 minutes by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
Free, 50 cars
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays (except holidays and in August)
1,100 yen (700 yen for students, 550 yen for seniors, 500 yen for children)
Closed through mid-March 2021 for renovation
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