Opening hours

9:30AM to 5PM (last entry is 4:30PM)


Tuesday and Wednesday
(except when national holidays fall on Tuesday or Wednesday)
Open every day through July and August.
Close December through March.
Open on our holidays for all adult and student groups of 10 or more, and for any third-party guided tours, regardless of size. Please make an advance reservation.

Gallery talk

An explanation of objects on exhibition is given by the curator.
Every Saturday from 1PM.

museum's looks



1712-7 Nakamaru Nagasakacho Hokutoshi
Yamanashiken, Japan 408-0036
Opening Hours: 9:30AM to 5PM
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday
(except when a national holiday falls on Tuesday or Wednesday.)

5 minutes by cab from JR Chuo-Honsen-Nagasaka station.
15 minutes by cab from JR Chuo-Honsen-Kobuchizawa station.
8 minutes by car from Chuo-Jidoushadou-Nagasaka I.C

Directions from Nagasaka I.C by car.
1. After exit from Nagasaka I.C, turn right at the traffic lights.
2. Drive all the way straight to the traffic lights at 北杜警察署前(Hokuto-Keisatsusho-mae).
3. Turn left at the traffic lights at Hokuto-Keisatsusho-mae.
4. Turn right at the next traffic lights; pass under the railroad bridge.
5. Turn left onto route 20 as soon as you see the traffic sign above.
6. Follow route 20 until you see the yellow signboard of African Art Museum on the right hand side.
7. Turn right at the yellow signboard; follow the narrow concrete road to the end.

Parking: 9 parking spaces are available.


Adults Students Children under 12
¥800 ¥700 (accompanied by an adult) Free

Annual Pass ¥3,000 / Discount may apply to each admission.


Exhibition areas

Exhibitions areas are displayed on the first and second floor. The first floor area is 160m with a ceiling height c of 5.4m. The second floor area is 80m with a ceiling height of 2.8m. Extensive woods of the Japanese beech can be seen from the second floor.



A small café area is provided. You can enjoy fresh coffee, Kenyan tea, or various fruit juices.


Museum Shop

African masks, statues, African musical instruments, textiles, stools and a variety of assorted goods from Africa are in the shop.

museum shop