Tomioka White Museum


A Snow Country museum at the base of a sacred mountain.

Artist Soichiro Tomioka (1922-1994) was born and raised in the Takada district of Joetsu, Niigata, where he developed a keen interest in white snowy landscapes characteristic of this region. He traveled around Japan and the globe to capture these scenes creating a "World of White" on his canvas. Today there are over 500 original oil paintings by Tomioka in the museum's extensive collection that can be seen on display in periodic exhibits curated several times each year.

General Information

Directions20 minutes by bus from Muikamachi Station
15 minutes by car from Muikamachi IC
Car Park20 spaces
Opening Times9:00 ~ 17:00 (April - November)
10:00 ~ 17:00 (December - March)

Closed Wednesdays


Telephone Number025-775-3646
Fax Number025-775-3650