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The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum

The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum

The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum opened in July of 2003 as a branch of the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art. The museum's mission is as follows: to collect contemporary art works, especially those dating from 1945 onwards; to actively introduce not only Western art but also Asian art, especially from neighboring countries and regions such as Korea, China, and the Russian Far East; and to support artists who live in or have a connection with Niigata prefecture.


Address 5-1, Bandaijima, Chuo-ku, Niigata, 950-0078, JAPAN
Accessibility A 25-minute walk or 8-minute taxi ride from Niigata station's Bandai exit. Bus services are also available (No.3 bus bound for the Sado-Kisen terminal).
Hours 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission ends 30 minutes before closing).
Closed Mondays (When a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum will be closed on the following Tuesday.), New Year's holiday, and maintenance periods


Admission Fee 【Exhibition from the collection】

Adults: 310yen, College & High school students: 150yen, Junior High & Elementary School Student: admission free.

*Special exhibitions require an additional admission fee.

Inquiries TEL +81-25-290-6655; FAX +81-25-249-7577;



The Doraemon Exhibition Niigata 2020

April 1- June 7, 2020 *Dates changed.  April 1- August 23, 2020

“Create Your Own Doraemon”
28 globally renowned artists and groups will be presenting their unique works capturing memories of Doraemon at the exhibition in Niigata, March 2020. Doraemon has been capturing the imagination of audiences across Japan since his birth in 1970. This exhibition invites you to share with us the special moment that happens when Doraemon and art come together.

Design Ah! Exhibition in NIIGATA

July 11- September 22,  2020 *Exhibition cancelled.

The “Design Ah!” program on NHK Educational TV is intended to help children develop an eye for design. This special exhibition was designed to turn the concepts of “Design Ah!” into something that can be experienced in person. Come experience the depth of seeing, thinking, and creating!

RUT BRYK: Touch of a Butterfly

October 10 -December 6, 2020

Rut Bryk (1916−1999) was an internationally acclaimed Finnish pioneer of modern ceramic art. In a career spanning five decades, she worked in the art department of Finland’s famed Arabia ceramics factory. This exhibition is presenting an in-depth look into her extensive career for the first time in Japan .There are roughly 200 pieces (including textiles and sketches) centering on her ceramics, known for their profoundness and the elegant shine of their glaze.

Taro Okamoto: The Road to the Tower of the Sun

December 19, 2020 - March 7, 2021

The Tower of the Sun, the symbol for Expo ’70 (also known as Osaka Banpaku in Japanese) was created by Okamoto Taro (1911-1996). The insider of the tower has been reproduced today, and has been gathering attention again since its public opening in 2018. This exhibition seeks to help visitors experience the birth and rebirth of the Tower of the Sun through Okamoto’s works and other materials related to the tower and to understand the true nature of Okamoto as an artist.

YOSHITOSHI, A Genius Ukiyo-e Master in a Turbulent Time

March 20- May 5, 2021

The ultimate experience to understand everything about the last Ukiyo-e master, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892). Everything from his prints of warriors (musha-e), actors (yakusha-e), and beautiful women (bijin-ga) to his prints of wars (senso-ga) and the grotesque (kaiki-e). 263 of the best works by Yoshitoshi are on display from the Nishii Collection, a world leader in both quality and quantity. Extraordinarily cool Ukiyo-e have come to Niigata!