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Why Sogo Museum of Art is special ?
Sogo Museum of Art is located on the 6th floor of the Sogo Department Store in Yokohama, the museum is among the largest museums found inside a department store. A wide variety of exhibitions are held every month, including Japanese and Western paintings. The museum gift shop also carries a large selection of souvenirs.
How to get to Sogo Museum of Art?
Closest Railway Station: Yokohama Station
Japan 〒220-8510 そごう横浜店 横浜市西区高島2－18－1
My favorite museum in Yokohama. Compared to other museums in Tokyo, Sogo museum is less crowded. You can check schedule on Sogo museum website. I have watched several good paintings and exhibition. My husband was excited to see ghost paintings. If you went shopping at Sogo department store and paid on Millennium card (Sogo Saison Card ), invitation ticket for Sogo museum would be sent with credit card bill.
Quiet nice, but fair warning: no translations for the descriptions. On the sixth floor of SOGO
The Sogo Museum of Art is really just a gallery that puts on rotating exhibits, quite often focused on popular illustrations, manga, and anime, rather than "fine arts." I've been to four or five shows there (Mucha, Evangelion, Rose of Versailles, Nakahara Junichi, etc.) and each time, the curators have done an impressive job displaying works. The often detailed captions are primarily in Japanese (though artists names and titles of works not originally in Japanese have tended to be in the original language). The shows I've seen have generally been rather crowded, so I don't recommend going on a weekend or even a weekday evening if you like to take your time and not feel cramped when looking at works/displays. They also have a nice, if small, museum shop, just outside the entrance to the gallery, with standard museum shop-type merchandise as well as goods related to the current exhibition.