Our oldest daughter considers herself to be quite the artist. So we've been meaning to take her to an art museum for some time now. We finally picked a Saturday to go and decided to try our luck at the Yokosuka Museum of Art. It's a very easy drive from the naval base in Yokosuka and is facing the beautiful Tokyo Bay.
Here is the information for the museum in case you are interested in going:
Yokosuka Museum of Art
4-1 Kamoi, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa 239-0813
Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm
April 29th through May 5th : 10:00am to 8:00pm
Closed the first Monday of each month (except when it falls on a public holiday) and during New Years (December 29 through January 3).
Admission fees: Adults 300Y, High-school/College/Senior citizens 200Y, Junior High and younger FREE
Parking: Parking is available from 8:00am until 10:00pm and is free for the first hour with admission. After the first hour, parking is 150Y for 30 minutes (with a daily maximum of 1500Y).
There is a small museum shop and an Italian restaurant looking out onto the bay.
|The museum is a work of art itself.|
|The parking garage is located under the museum.|
|My girls running across the front lawn with the bay in the background.|
The top floor of the museum was the special exhibit (the children's art) and the lower floor houses their more permanent collection. It's not a very large museum, but if you have young children, that can be a plus. We were in and out in about an hour (yay for free parking!) and as we were leaving, I asked Thing1 how she liked her first visit to an art museum. She replied, "It was wonderful!"
And for roughly $8.00 for a family of four, I'd have to agree with her.