The Kosanji Museum is located on Ikuchijima Island, a small island sandwiched between the Tatara Bridge and Ikuchi Bridge on the Shimanami Kaido. The museum is located in the precincts of Kozanji Temple, which was built by Kozo Kozanji, a businessman from Onomichi City, as a family temple to mourn his mother. It was opened as a facility to manage and exhibit the vast art collection of the Kozanji family. In the museum, many works of art, including nationally important cultural properties, are displayed, and outdoors, there is a huge marble garden created by the contemporary sculptor Kazuto Kaitani.
[Entrance fees (Kosanji Temple grounds, Mirai Kokoro no Oka, Kongo-kan)
Adult: 1,400 yen
University student: 1,000 yen
High school student: 800 yen
Senior citizens (65 years old and over) 1,200 yen
Junior high school students, elementary school students, and younger – Free
[Entrance fee (Chou Sei Kaku)]
Adults and children 200 yen
※ Please present an official ID (passport, international student ID, etc.) at the reception desk to verify your age when entering the museum to receive the discount.
Moment of Joy
The most popular exhibit at the Kosanji Museum is the “Hill of the Future Mind,” a contemporary artwork created by sculptor Kazuto Kaitani, which is displayed outdoors on the grounds of Kosanji Temple. The “Hill of the Future Mind” is a vast garden of about 5,000 square meters in size, with stairs, monuments, and the ground all made of pure white marble. The fantastic contrast created by the white marble and the blue sky makes it one of the most popular tourist spots in recent years.