Discover the Beauty of Japan at MOA Museum of Art


1.About the Museum/Exhibits


MOA Museum of Art opened its doors to the world in 1982 and, to build on its successful 35 years, underwent a whole design revamp project from 2016 to 2017 to renew its galleries and modernize various amenities. The interior designs, notably the lobby area and galleries, were undertaken by the New Material Research Laboratory, led by internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Sugimoto Hiroshi and architect Sakakida Tomoyuki. The new architectural design demonstrates the ingenuity of uniting centuries-old materials and building techniques with modern architecture, creating a space where tradition takes modern experiences to a higher plane. Upon its new departure, the museum will strive to embody the following concepts for its purpose of being.

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2.How to access


It takes about 35 minutes from Tokyo Station to Atami Station by bullet train.


For those coming by public transportation

By Bus

Buses depart from Atami railway station bus terminal: head left after you exit the station. The bus bound for MOA Museum of Art (final stop) leaves from Rank 8 and takes about 7 minutes.


By taxi

Taxis are available at the station. It takes approximately 5 minutes to the museum.


There are parking spaces available and free of charge. They are situated near the museum entrances (Escalator entrance and 3rd floor entrance). The parking areas near the 3rd floor entrance have 200 parking spaces.


3.Admission and opening hours


9:30 to 16:30 (last admission at 16:00)

Closed on Thursdays(except national holidays)

admission fee

Adults 1,760 yen (1,430)
High school/college students (ID required) 1,100 yen (770)
Children up to junior high school Free of charge
Seniors aged over 65 (ID required) 1,540 yen
Persons holding disability identification Free of charge

*Prices in brackets apply to groups of 10 people or more.
*Concessions cannot be combined.
*Concession is available to two person accompanying persons with a disability certificate (presentation of the disability certificate required).

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4.Payment Method



5.Restaurants and Cafe


6.Four seasons


A visit to MOA Museum of Art is not just about enjoying art, it is also a chance to enjoy the museum’s breathtaking scenery. Set at an elevation of 250 m above sea level in the hills behind Atami station, the museum offers sensational views looking out over the islands of Hatsushima and Izu-Oshima in the Sagami Bay. Nestled in Zuiunkyo, 236,400 square-meters of landscaped garden with a plum orchard and azalea hill, the museum invites you to enjoy the rich beauty of the four seasons on and around its grounds.










7.Japanese culture


Our cause is to preserve and promote Japanese culture. We pursue this through exhibitions with a focus on Japanese art and other special programs on traditional craft art kōgei and performing art.


8.Guide to the Museum



Free Wi-Fi is available.


We provide coin-operated lockers near the Escalator Entrance and the 2nd floor information desk in the main building. You need 100-yen coins to operate them. The money is redeemed after use. Large items that do not fit in a locker may be deposited at the reception.


English brochure available.



There is a multipurpose restroom.


Our facilities are equipped with slopes, accessible toilets and other features catering to the needs of wheelchair use. Please note that wheelchairs cannot access the Tea Garden and the escalator passage. Wheelchair users are asked to arrive at the 3rd floor entrance for entry to the museum. We also offer wheelchairs to use in the museum. Please inquire at the reception.

Baby strollers

We offer free-of-charge strollers. Please inquire at the reception. Please note that, for safety reasons, we may ask not to use strollers during busy hours. Also note that strollers are not allowed into the Tea Garden and the escalator passage area.

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The museum shop is a little treasure trove full of lovely trinkets and exclusive goods as well as exquisite works of kōgei art hand-crafted by established artists and renowned Living National Treasures of Japan. A touch of beauty can enhance your everyday life.

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