This small tunnel Rokan-do leads to the entrance to Asahi Group Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art. Across from the tunnel, the garden stretches out over the hilly landscape, with the villa’s buildings scattered here and there around the green surroundings.
*Vehicles are prohibited from entering Rokan-do.
The cluster of buildings at Asahi Group Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art blends harmoniously with their surroundings. Shotaro Kaga was a greater nature lover and he designed not just buildings, but also the whole landscape at the villa, including the garden.
In early summer, water lilies in the pond blossom tranquilly. Water lilies have been planted here since the time of Shotaro Kaga and today continue to delight visitors.
Walking around 300 meters into the garden from Rokan-do, visitors arrive at the entrance to Asahi Group Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art. The Museum’s entrance and reception are located on the first floor of the main building.
This structure was built as a garage in the Tudor Revival architectural style, with the original door placed on the inside. Today it is used as a free rest house. Visitors may leave their luggage inside the free automatic baggage lockers. There are no garbage bins.
*Visitors are requested to take garbage home with them.
- Multi-purpose Toilets
- Automatic Baggage Lockers
- Museum Shop
- Gallery 1
- Yamamoto Memorial Gallery
- Main Building Stairs
Located on the first floor of the main building, the shop sells original merchandise related to the permanent collection, including the works of Claude Monet, as well as books related to the Museum. Please stop by on your way out.
*The Museum Shop’s opening hours and closure days are the same as the Museum.
Yamamoto Memorial Gallery
Main Building Stairs
- Gallery 3
Located on the second floor of the main building, the café offers drinks and cakes.
*The café opening hours and closure days are the same as the Museum.
Along with inside seating, the café also provides seating outside, offering customers a beautiful view from the terrace. Visitors are greeted by a magnificent panorama of the three rivers in the area, Mt. Otokoyama on the opposite bank, and mountains stretching from the south of Kyoto to Nara.
Underground Jewelry Box annex (South Wing)
The Underground Jewelry Box annex (South Wing) is designed by Tadao Ando to be appear semi-buried underground with greenery planted on top of the cylindrical gallery exhibition space to maintain harmony with the surrounding landscape. In this gallery, masterpieces from Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies” series are permanently exhibited.
Dream Box annex (North Wing)
In 2012, 100 years after the first work on Oyamazaki Villa began, a new gallery annex was completed, Dream Box, again designed by Tadao Ando. This single-story, cube-shaped building makes a sharp contrast to the cylindrical Underground Jewelry Box annex. The gallery exhibits a wide range of artworks.