Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture where Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art is located, has many historical remains from the era when it prospered as castle town from the feudal into the early modern period. We also recommend that visitors explore the sights of Narita City easily accessible from Sakura.


National Museum of Japanese History

Adjacent to Sakura Former-Castle-Site Park, this museum, known as "Rekihaku," is a popular destination in Sakura. Here you can further your understanding of the history and culture of Japan, ranging from primitive and ancient times to the present.
(Access is 25 min. by car from Kawamura Museum / 15-min. walk from Keisei Sakura station / one Kawamura Museum shuttle bus a day)

Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art

This museum is known for its collection of art from the Modern period and works of artists with a strong connection to Chiba Prefecture, as well as a systematically gathered archive of related documents. It is also a museum dedicated to educational programs and featuring a barrier-free facility design.
(Accessed in 40 min. by car from Kawamura Museum)

Chiba City Museum of Art

This museum is known for its outstanding collection of Japanese art in early modern period, with a particular focus on Ukiyo-e, and its collection of contemporary art, as well as for its ambitiously conceived special exhibitions that are always worth seeing. Visitors also appreciate the full selection of its museum shop.
(Accessed in 30 min. by car from Kawamura Museum)

Hoki Museum

This museum’s collection specializes in figurative and photo-realistic paintings. Its attractive location adjacent to the Showa no Mori Park, its modern architecture and the quality cuisine of its restaurant also make it a popular destination.
(Accessed in 35 min. by car from Kawamura Museum)

Naritasan Museum of Calligraphy

Located in a corner of Naritasan Park, home of Shinshoji Temple, this museum is known for its particularly fine collection of Japanese calligraphy from the late Edo period to the present, as well as a great variety of stone rubbings of ancient Chinese calligraphy, and written works by and materials concerning noted historical figures and literati.
(Accessed in 40 min. by car from Kawamura Museum)

Visiting Historical Sites

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Widely known for its famous Fudomyo sculpture, Shinshoji Temple is a main temple of the Chizan sect of Shingon Buddhism. Shinshoji gained further notice when the famed Kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro converted to Shingon Buddhism and acquired the stage name “Narita-ya.”
(Accessed in 40 min. by car from Kawamura Museum)


Keisei Hotel MIRAMARE

The hotel is located beside Keisei Chiba Chuo Station and an 8-min. walk from JR Chiba Station. There is a movie theater complex in the building and the hotel is connected to Tokyo Disneyland by shuttle bus.
(Accessed in 35 min. by car from Kawamura Museum)

Mitsui Garden Hotel Chiba

Located a 7-min. walk from both JR Chiba Station and Keisei Chiba Chuo Station. Known for the quiet refinement of its interiors, the hotel also has easy access to Chiba City Museum of Art and the Sogo Dept. Store.
(Accessed in 30 min. by car from DIC Kawamura Museum)

Local Information

Narita City Tourism Association

The Narita City Tourism Association website is the place to get tourist information about such popular destinations as Naritasan Shinshoji, Narita International Airport, Narita Omotesando and more, as well as gourmet information about local delicacies like eel. You can easily search for hotel accommodations as well.