A Museum in the Forest, Telling the Tale of Clay

Visitor Information & Access

Visitor Information

  • Opening Times
    10:00–18:00
    Open between 10:00–19:00 during golden week (April 29 to May 6)
    Open between 09:30–19:00 on weekends during July and August
    *Entry only allowed up until 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed
    Mondays (closed the following day if Monday is a public holiday)
    End / start of year (Dec. 31 to Jan. 1)
  • Viewing Fee
    Changes depending on exhibit. See the homepage for more details.
    (Entry into the museum itself is free of charge)

Transport Information

[By Train / Bus]

  • Alight at Aino Station on the JR Fukuchiyama Line (approx. 50 min. from Osaka Station)
    Take the Shinki Green Bus for "Hyogo Togei Bijutsukan" (Museum of Ceramic Art) / "Konda Yakushionsen"
    Or take the bus bound for Kiyomizudera for approximately 15 minutes, alighting at "Museum of Ceramic Art".
    (Taxis are also available from Aino Station)
  • A direct bus is also planned to operate from Sasayamaguchi Station (JR Fukuchiyama Line) on Saturdays, Sundays, and Public holidays in April, May, September, October, and November.
    Please inquire with the museum for timetable information.

Accessing the Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo (JR/Bus Timetable)

Weekdays
From Train Stations to the Museum
(Going)
JR Takarazuka Line (Fukuchiyama Line) Shinki Green Bus
Type/Destination Osaka Station Amagasaki Station Takarazuka Station Sanda Station Aino Station Aino Station Museum of Ceramic Art
Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 8:32Tozai Line Kitashinchi 8:47 9:06 9:19 9:30 9:35 9:51
Tambaji Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 9:20 9:28 9:47 10:00 10:11 10:20 10:35
Tambaji Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 11:51 11:58 12:16 12:30 12:41 12:50 13:05
Tambaji Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 14:51 14:58 15:16 15:30 15:41 15:45 15:56
Tambaji Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 15:50 15:57 16:16 16:30 16:41 16:47 17:02
From the Museum to Train Stations
(Returning)
Shinki Green Bus JR Takarazuka Line (Fukuchiyama Line)
Museum of Ceramic Art Aino Station Aino Station Type/Destination
12:28 12:43 13:01 Tambaji Rapid for Osaka
15:22 15:36 16:01 Tambaji Rapid for Osaka
16:26 16:37 16:58 Tambaji Rapid for Osaka
17:59 18:13 18:31 Tambaji Rapid for Osaka
Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays
From Train Stations to the Museum
(Going)
JR Takarazuka Line (Fukuchiyama Line) Shinki Green Bus
Type/Destination Osaka Station Amagasaki Station Takarazuka Station Sanda Station Aino Station Aino Station Museum of Ceramic Art
Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 8:28Tozai Line Kitashinchi 8:43 9:02 9:16 9:27 9:35 9:51
Tambaji Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 9:20 9:28 9:47 10:00 10:11 10:20 10:35
Tambaji Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 9:52 9:58 10:17 10:31 10:41 10:50 11:01
Tambaji Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 10:51 10:58 11:16 11:30 11:41 11:50 12:01
Tambaji Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 11:51 11:58 12:16 12:30 12:41 12:50 13:05
Tambaji Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 12:51 12:58 13:16 13:30 13:41 13:50 14:01
Tambaji Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 14:51 14:58 15:16 15:30 15:41 15:45 15:56
Tambaji Rapid for Sasayamaguchi 15:50 15:57 16:16 16:30 16:41 16:47 17:02
From the Museum to Train Stations
(Returning)
Shinki Green Bus JR Takarazuka Line (Fukuchiyama Line)
Museum of Ceramic Art Aino Station Aino Station Type/Destination
11:11 11:22 11:32 Tambaji Rapid for Osaka
12:28 12:43 13:01 Tambaji Rapid for Osaka
13:11 13:22 13:32 Tambaji Rapid for Osaka
14:11 14:22 14:32 Tambaji Rapid for Osaka
15:22 15:36 16:01 Tambaji Rapid for Osaka
16:26 16:37 16:58 Tambaji Rapid for Osaka
17:59 18:13 18:31 Tambaji Rapid for Osaka

*Shaded areas (Departing Aino Station at 10:50, 11:50, 13:50, and the Museum of Ceramic Art at 11:11, 13:11, and 14:11) only operate on Saturdays and public holidays

*Does not include end of year/start of year timetables

Open Info

[By Car]

  • Approx. 15 minutes from the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway / Sanda-Nishi IC, or approx. 20 minutes from the Tannan Sasayamaguchi IC.
  • Approx. 30 minutes east along Route 372 from the Takino-Yashiro IC.
  • From the direction of Hanshin, go north along Route 176, take a left at the Sanda Yotsutsuji intersection and continue approximately 15 minutes.

[Car Park]

  • 58 parking spaces (for regular vehicles) are available at the museum.
  • Those with mobility issues may park in front of the entrance to the museum.
  • For information on parking tour buses, please contact the group reception desk (contact information below)

[Other]

  • Free Rentals (four wheelchairs/2 pushchairs available)
A Museum in the Forest, Telling the Tale of Clay
The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo
  • 4 Kondacho, Kamitachikui, Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture 669-2135
  • TEL +81(0)79-597-3961 FAX +81(0)79-597-3967
  • Group Reception Desk
    TEL / FAX 079-597-3970 (open until 17:00 daily)
  • E-mail togei@pref.hyogo.lg.jp
  • URL http://www.mcart.jp