Okayama Kitchoan Museum

Introduction about the Okayama Kitchoan Museum

The Okayama Kitchoan Museum is located near Okayama station and is designed with a warmhearted, Japanese-styled modern interior. We showcase Bizen ware, a special product in Okayama, as a permanent exhibit. You may enjoy Bizen ware with its primitive and profound appeal. We also hold elaborate special exhibitions throughout the year.

2nd floor exhibition room

On the second floor, we hold a special exhibition from our arts and crafts collection including pottery and ceramics, lacquers and dolls. We arranged a room for tea ceremony at the end of the room, displayed with tea utensils and plates.

  • Attention: in some exhibits, the tea ceremony display may not be shown.

3rd floor exhibition room

On the third floor, we display Bizen ware, a special product in Okayama and one of the six oldest types of pottery in Japan. We introduce various aspects of Bizen ware through its history, highlights and potters who were recognized as living national treasures.

Original Products

On the first floor, we have our original museum postcards, clear files and writing paper, all of which were designed with motifs of works made by Kitaoji Rosanjin and Miyagawa Kozan. Pictorial records are also for sale. Please feel free to stop at the shop when you visit the museum.

Visitor Information

Address 7-28 Saiwai-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-0903, Japan
TEL 086-364-1005
Hours 10:00-17:00 (Last admission is 30 minutes before closing)
Closed The first and third Mondays (Except when Monday is a national holiday), during year-end and New year holidays, during periods of exhibition change-over
Admission Adults: ¥600
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥300
Adults over 65 years old: ¥480
Group: ¥480
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    You can visit both of the permanent exhibit and the special exhibit.
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    Groups must consist of at least 20 people.
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    For adults over 65 years old, we may ask you to show your ID.
Access 10 minutes walk on the Shiyakusho Street from the east gate of Okayama station