The Matsumoto City Museum of Art opened in 2002 as a general art museum. In the front square, Maboroshi-no-Hana, a huge monumental artwork by world-renowned contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama is displayed. She is a Matsumoto native and this artwork is one of the icons of the museum. The museum encompasses a collection of Yayoi Kusama's artworks. Also, the shop in the museum sells Yayoi Kusama's original items. Yayoi Kusama is famous for her use of polka dot design. There are polka dot garbage cans and benches inside and outside of the museum.

2–22, Chuo 4, Matsumoto, Nagano


12-minute walk from JR Matsumoto Station

Business hours

9:00–17:00(Admission closes at 4:30pm)


Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, next weekday), December 29 to January 2
• Open everyday during August except August 6.



Credit card payment




Adults: ¥410 (Groups: ¥310) University/High School Students ¥200 (Groups: ¥100)
* Group discount applies for more than 20 people.

Matsumoto citizens, over the age of 70 and junior high school students or younger: free
Persons with a disability certificate: free (including caretaker)
There are more discounts available depending on the exhibition. Please check the information online.

Average visit length

About 2-3 hours

Websites Official Site Matsumoto

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