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Past exhibition
Exhibition of gyour nameh
An exhibition portraying the artistic brilliance of Shinkai Makoto, in the move `your name` will be held in Shinkai`s hometown, Koumi.
From the creator of `Voices of a Distant Star` `5 centimeters per second` and `The Garden of Words` and other animations, comes this amazing movie.
In this movie, Shinkai portrays the true essence of two people drawing near to each other in a `beautiful magnificent world where their two lives cross paths but they never meet`.
This movie has captured the attention of many through the expression of these characters and the vibrant world created for them. A story that has a high degree of crystalized perfection with the two characters paths crossing and never meeting.
Revealing his artistic charm in every scene, `your name` was released this summer and is without a doubt the best of his movies to date.
At last `your name` the exhibition will arrive at Koumi Museum, were you can experience this amazing movie for yourself. (Koumi is the birthplace and hometown of Shinkai Makoto.)
Through this exhibition the contents of how `your name` was made are revealed - from the proposal, animation designs, to the documents revealing how the movie was design and more. Donft miss this amazing opportunity to experience the beauty of `your name` at Koumi Museum.


An art museum in the middle of nature

 Located in Matsubara Heights, at the base of the magnificent Mt. Yatsugatake, Koumi Machi Kougen Museum of Art was planned on the theme of gharmony and fusion between man and nature.h Set in the natural landscape of the slope of Matsubara heights, with abundant nature all around, the museum is open and spacious reflecting its surroundings. By enjoying art we can come in contact with nature.Through encouraging creativity and welcoming hearts, this is a museum for everyone.

Tadao Ando Architect and Associates

General Information


On Tuesdays; when Tuesday is a holiday, closed the following Wednesday
Also closed the day after National Holidays, when changing the exhibits and during the winter period ifrom the end of December to the end of Marchj

Opening Hours  

09:00- 17:00
Last entry is at 16:30

Admission Fee
Adults                                                      Y500 (400)
Elementary and Junior High School Students     Y150 (100)
(The figure in brackets refers to the group rate; applicable for groups of 20 or more).

Free parking is available for up to 100 cars
There is also parking available for tour buses.

Visitors to the museum are asked not to take photographs, use ball pens, fountain pens, brushes or other writing materials inside the museum. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Visitors to the museum are asked not to smoke inside the premises.

Visitors are requested to follow the instructions of the attendants.


By train

Take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Sakudaira Sta. Transfer to the Koumi Line and get off at Koumi Sta.Alternately if on the Chuou Line, transfer at Kobuchizawa Sta. for the Koumi Line and get off at Koumi Sta. In front of Koumi Sta. get on a bus bound for Koumi Refex and get off at bijutsukanmae.Alternately get a taxi to bijutsukanmae. This should take approximately 20 minutes.

bus timetable (PDF)

By car

On the Chuo Expressway turn off at Sutama IC. Follow Route 141 until you see the turn off for Matsubarako (Matsubara Lake). The museum is approximately 4km past the lake.On the Chubu-oudan Expressway turn off at Saku-minami I.C. Follow Route 141 until you see the turn off for Matsubarako (Matsubara Lake). The museum is approximately 4km past the lake.

Building Details

Main Building 2 Storeys
Observatory 3 Storeys
The Building is made from concrete.
Total area: 7667.73m2
Building area: 1188.42m2
Extended floor surface 1583.22 m2

Museum Information

1.      Entrance
2.      Hallway
3.      Theatre
4.      Restaurant "cafe Hanasarasa"
5.      Museum Office
6.      Ramp way
7.      Observatory
8.      Exhibit Room No.1
9.      Exhibit Room No.2
10.  Exhibit Room No.3
11.  Inner Garden


From the observatory you can see the whole museum with Mt. Yatsugatake in the background. When you leave the museum why not climb up and take a look?