Adachi is in the rural area of Yasugi, tucked away between the dramatic Shimane Mountains in a long, flat valley. The Adachi Art Museum was founded by Adachi Zenko in 1980 to combine his passion for Japanese art and landscaping. He hoped that Viewing the gardens and works of art together would increase people's appreciation and interest in Japanese art.
The Annex periodically closes throughout the year — please check the official site.
Known for its artifacts, ceramics, and a collection of very ornate paper walls, the museum is best known for its award-winning garden. The Adachi Art Museum has a collection of nearly 1,300 paintings and artworks from the twentieth century that rotates seasonally. There is also a permanent exhibition of Yokoyama Taikan paintings.
Adachi Museum's impeccable gardens are thanks to the devotion of founder, Adachi Zenko. There are six different gardens covering 165,000 square meters in area. These include the Dry Landscape Garden, the Moss Garden, the White Gravel and Pine Garden, the Pond Garden, the Reception Garden and the Tea Garden.Discover more
A collection of masterpieces curated by the museum's founder, Adachi Zenko (1899–1990). Explore modern Japanese art as envisioned by the greats like Yokoyama Taikan, Takeuchi Seiho or Uemura Shoen. As well as four exhibitions per year, 70 permanent works are on display at the Yokoyama Taikan Special Exhibition Roon, and the Main- and Attached Exhibition Rooms. The Annex also holds a contemporary Japanese painting collection.
Matcha green tea is served to seated guests for ¥1,000 who can also enjoy the view of the twin 'Living Canvases'.
By train The closest station, JR Yasugi Station, can be reached from Okayama in about 2 hours 20 minutes.
Note: a free shuttle bus runs between the station and the museum about twice an hour. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with baggage limits applying when near capacity (28 people). Storage lockers are available at the station.
By car Ten minute drive from from the Yasugi IC (expressway) – turn left at the 5th set of traffic lights after exiting the IC and continue straight for about 5 km.
Toukami Yamanagisa Park Campsite is in Shimane near the border with Tottori. It is a free camp with a sea view.
Cafe Rosso – Home of World Renowned Barista, Hiroyuki Kadowaki
Lake Naka Umi is a large yet serene lake with a shoreline that runs through Shimane and Tottori.