The Fukushima City Museum of Photography is located at the foot of Mt. Shinobu. It was original built in 1922 for the Ministry of Communications. It is a rare example of Taisho Period (1912 – 1926) architecture and is preserved as a Tangible Cultural Property of Fukushima City.
It is known as the ‘Hana no Shashinkan‘ (The Flower Photography Museum) in Japanese because of it’s association with famed Japanese photographer Shotaro Akiyama (1920 – 2003). Mr. Akiyama popularized Hanamiyama Park as ‘a utopia in Fukushima City’. The museum was opened in 2003 and featured a permanent collection of Mr. Akiyama’s photography. It was closed for 10 years because of damage from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
It now features a range of local and national photography exhibitions.
|Open||9:00am ~ 4:30pm|
|Closed||New Year Holidays (Dec 29 ~ Jan 3)|
|Adults||Varies by Exhibition|
|Children||Varies by Exhibition|
Access from Fukushima Station
|Walk||15 min (1.2 km)|
|Route||Momorin City Loop 2 Course (市内循環ももりん２コース)|
|From||East Exit Bus Stop No. 9|
|Time||5 min (+ 1 min walk)|
・Fukushima City Museum of Photography Homepage (Japanese)