Adachi is in the rural area of Yasugi, tucked away between the dramatic Shimane Mountains in a long, flat valley. The Adachi Art Museum was founded by Adachi Zenko in 1980 to combine his passion for Japanese art and landscaping. He hoped that Viewing the gardens and works of art together would increase people's appreciation and interest in Japanese art.
The Annex periodically closes throughout the year — please check the official site.
Known for its artifacts, ceramics, and a collection of very ornate paper walls, the museum is best known for its award-winning garden. The Adachi Art Museum has a collection of nearly 1,300 paintings and artworks from the twentieth century that rotates seasonally. There is also a permanent exhibition of Yokoyama Taikan paintings.
By train The closest station, JR Yasugi Station, can be reached from Okayama in about 2 hours 20 minutes.
Note: a free shuttle bus runs between the station and the museum about twice an hour. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with baggage limits applying when near capacity (28 people). Storage lockers are available at the station.
By car Ten minute drive from from the Yasugi IC (expressway) – turn left at the 5th set of traffic lights after exiting the IC and continue straight for about 5 km.