The Toyama Glass Art Museum (xRsKXp, Toyama Glass Bijutsukan) in Toyama City showcases a large collection of glass art from around the world. The beautifully modern Kirari building that houses the museum was designed by world-renowned architect Kuma Kengo and also contains the city's public library.

The museum offers both permanent and temporary exhibitions. The permanent exhibitions are on the fourth and sixth floors whilst the temporary exhibitions are interspersed across multiple galleries on other floors. The permanent exhibition on the fourth floor showcases contemporary glass art by international artists procured by the museum over past decades, while the sixth floor hosts the "Glass Art Garden" exhibition, which boasts a collection of installations by Dale Chihuly.

One of the many installations in the Glass Art Garden

Access

The museum is located a few hundred meters south of Toyama Castle Park and about two kilometers south of Toyama Station. Take tram line number 3 and alight at Grandplaza-mae (12 minutes, 200 yen) from where the museum is a short walk.

How to get to and around Toyama

Hours & Fees

Hours

9:30 to 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays); admission ends 30 minutes before closing.

Closed

First and third Wednesday of each month (or following day if Wednesday is a national holiday), December 31 to January 1.

Admission

200 yen (permanent exhibition); fee for temporary exhibitions varies, typically 700-1000 yen.

English

Moderate
Page last updated: July 4, 2016