Adachi Museum of Art

Basic data

Facility summary and accessibility conditions

The Adachi Museum of Art is a museum focused on the harmony of paintings from modern times to present day and Japanese-style gardens.
In 1970, a Yasugi local industrialist Zenko Adachi founded it.
He worked hard to construct gardens based on the policy “Gardens also are a form of painting.”
The huge gardens, of 165,000 square meters, have been ranked for 12 consecutive years by a US professional magazine as Japan's No. 1 gardens.
The museum houses about 1,500 items of Japanese paintings, ceramic works, pictures for children, lacquer ware, etc.
Particularly, a collection of 120 items by Taikan Yokoyama is prominent in Japan.
In 2010, an annex of present day Japanese paintings was opened, adding to the attractiveness of the museum.
The accessible bathrooms, ramps, and elevators emphasize the concern about accessibility in the museum.
English audio guide loaning is available.

Address 320 Furukawa-chō, Yasugi, Shimane
Telephone 0854-28-7111
Fax 0854-28-6733
Reception hours 9:00 - 17:00 (April - September: up to 17:30)
Regular holidays

Open throughout the year (The Annex only has holidays for display changing.)

Transportation, closest station, bus stop

(1) Free shuttle bus From JR Yasugi Station, JR Yonago Station, Tamatsukuri Spa, Kaike Spa, Yonago ANA hotel to the museum, free shuttle bus is available.
(2) Yellow Bus It’s a local community bus service operated by Yasugi City.
Get on the bus at JR Yasugi Station, get off at Saginoyu Onsen Mae bus stop (1 minute on foot).

Bumps at the entrance

Ramps available

Entrance width 180cm(71in)
Accessible bathroom (1) Main building: 1 place; (2) Annex: 1 place; (3) Parking space: 1 place
Bathroom entrance width (1) 103cm(40.5in) (2) 84cm(33in) (3)84cm(33in)
Accessible parking space

Yes (8)

Wheelchair loaning

Yes (6)

Multilingual information Available
Display items with multilingual explanation Partially available.
Artist name and artwork name only
Multilingual pamphlets Yes.
English, French, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
Staff fluent in foreign languages

Not available

Wifi connection Entrance lobby only
Audio (English) guidance

English and Mandarin Chinese audio guides available

Accesible data

Photo Comment
Around the entrance View of the entrance to the building.
Audio information available.
Picture of audio guide being used View of audio guide being used
Picture of the ramps Inside ramp beside the entrance
Inside of the accessible bathroom View of the accessible bathroom
Lobby View of the lobby.
Complete view of the gardens possible.
Ramps inside the building View of the ramp inside the building
Another ramp inside the building View of the ramp inside the building
Ramp at the entrance to the Museum shop Ramp at the exit of the Museum shop
Entrance to the shop Entrance to the shop (Annex).
The aisles inside the shops are wide and easy to move along.
After the ramps, there are 3-step stairs.

Inspector’s comments

A wheelchair user / Male
They have been ranked for 12 consecutive years as Japan’s No. 1 gardens, and there’s enough accessibility.
However, I was much amazed by the large number of foreign visitors.
The ramp toward the accessible bathroom may be too steep for manual wheelchair users.

There’s a bump at the entrance to the shop beside the museum, but I asked the clerks for help and they lifted my wheelchair.

A visually impaired person / Female
There are no touchable displays, but it’s possible to enjoy the explanation of the artworks with the audio guide.
The audio guide is the type with an ear piece.
It has numbers for the galleries and gardens, and you press those numbers for play back.

I learned a lot about the exhibition items.