We have started introducing select works of each exhibition in English.



closing day:2/26、3/4、11、18、25、26、27、28、29、30、31、4/1、8、15

Modern Japanese Calligraphy – from 1985 to Now


About Museum

Shodo is…
a form of East-Asian figurative arts, expressed in calligraphy.
It is also a traditional Japanese performing art.
You can see the personality of the artist through their brush strokes.Shodo is a symbol of the Japanese spirit.

The Naritasan Museum of Calligraphy opened in 1992 (Heisei 4) as the integrated museum of calligraphies of all kinds and runs by the Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Naritasan Cultural Foundation. Our activity is supported by the many charitable visitors of Naritasan. Our collection covers extensive works of Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, from the ancient time to the contemporary and especially the masterpieces from Edo period to contemporary, which have been overlooked for a long time, are introduced. All kind of visitors who know little about calligraphy to the experts can enjoy our premier collection all the time.



Naritasan Park

 The beautiful park full of nature extended to the rear of Great Main Hall of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is Naritasan Park. Our museum is in this beautiful park, near the section beside the San-no-ike Pond. Naritasan Park covers huge area of 165,000 square meters and many stone monuments of distinctive figures, such as Katsu Kaishu, Matsuo Basho and Takahama Kyoshi are located everywhere. Enjoy the beautiful views with various flowers, such as plum trees, cherry trees, wisteria, chrysanthemum and maple and the beautiful sceneries of all seasons from the fresh green in spring to the snowy landscape in winter.



Enjoy the refreshing harmony of water and trees by the San-no-ike Pond. Visit us and relish the seasonal scenery.

640 Narita, Naritashi, Chiba 286-0023

Tel.: 0476-24-0774 Fax: 0476-23-2218


Hours|9:00-16:00 (Entrance until 15:30 p.m.)

Closed|Monday (Tuesday when Monday falls on a Holiday), the change of exhibits, and the year-end holidays.

Admission Fee|Adult: 500 (350) yen High School / University Student: 300 (200) yen Elementary / Middle School Student: Free Note: ( ) indicate prices for those in groups of 20 or more. Persons with disability and two people accompanying them are admitted free of charge.

By Public Transport

JR Line and Keisei Line: 25 minutes’ walk from Narita Station

By Taxi

20 mins from Narita Airport

5 mins from Narita Station (JR / Keisei Line)

By Car

〈Tohoku Expressway〉

・Narita IC – National Route 408 (10 mins)

・Tomisato IC – National Route 51 (15 mins)

〈Ken-O Expressway〉

・Shimofusa IC- Route 63 (18 mins)

・Daiei JC – Narita IC (Higashi Kanto EXPWY) – National Route 408 (10 mins)


There is free parking area for 10 cars beside the museum (standard car only)

Pay parking is also located near the museum (500 yen /day) for 30 cars

Note: Middle-size and Full-size car need the prior reservation.