Hours: 10:00 to 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
Closed: Mon. and Tue. (open if a national holiday, then closed the following day), and for New Year holidays. (Museum may also close during exhibit changes, etc.)
Admission: Adults ¥800*, ages 15–17 ¥300, ages 14 and under free.
*¥600 per person for groups of 20 or more.
Information for Groups
Admission may vary depending on the temporary exhibition.
From Toyama Station
▶ Take the City Tram Loop Line (Centram)
→ Get off at Ote Mall Station (10 min. ride, ¥210 fare), then walk 5 min.
▶ Take the Toyama City Tour Bus (Gurutto Bus) (South Route)
→ Get off at stop 8: Shusui Bijutsukan bus stop (7 min. ride, ¥210 fare)
▶ Take the Maidohaya Community Bus (Central Route)
→ Get off at Shusui Bijutsukan bus stop (30 min. ride, ¥100 fare)
▶ Walk 20 min. from Toyama Station
From Toyama IC
▶ 15 min. drive via National Route 41
▶ Free visitor parking: 13 spaces
Notes: Please enter the free visitor parking area from National Route 41.
Please note that the free visitor parking is limited.
If all spaces are in use, please use a nearby paid parking area.
Museum Facilities Floor Map
The Shusui Museum of Art is located in the heart of Toyama City. The museum’s dignified exterior makes extensive use of dark tones, evocative of samurai armor and helmets.
Inspired by the Japanese gardens of the Muromachi era (1336–1573), this garden features such highlights as a “waterfall rock,” which takes on a distinctive pattern when wet, and a pine tree with exposed roots: as the tree has grown, the soil around the roots has been removed — a difficult, time-consuming process.
2F Exhibition Room
An exhibition room created specifically for Japanese swords, to bring out the jigane and hamon patterns created through the forging and tempering processes. The room is optimized to maximize the subtle appeal of the blades, from the lighting to the angle they are displayed at. Visitors can also enjoy the captivating beauty of the decorative accessories, as well.
3F Exhibition Room
In addition to exhibitions from the museum’s collection of Japanese paintings and craft items from the middle ages through the modern era, this room is also used for various temporary exhibitions.
Seminar Room: Soka
The Soka seminar room is located on the first floor, past the garden. This tatami-floored room is used for a wide variety of Japanese cultural experiences, events based on temporary exhibitions, and more.
Visitors can choose from a great selection of museum souvenirs created using the traditional craft techniques of Toyama, illustrated catalogs of exhibitions past and present, and more. Don’t forget to stop by.
Click for a virtual tour of the museum.