In addition to the museum's various themed exhibitions and displays of Japanese modern and contemporary artworks, the location is also attractive due to the scenery that has made the place known as the museum with a superb view and rich natural environment.
This is a suburban museum located in a park full of nature's wonders. It opened in 2007 and has about 5,000 works of Japanese modern and contemporary art, mainly paintings and sculptures. It was once selected among the top 5 museums with beautiful views, and its view from the rooftop plaza looking right over the Tokyo Bay is especially worth seeing. On the lawned plaza that faces the ocean, there is an iron sculpture that evokes a deep gorge that you can pass through, created by Isamu Wakabayashi, a Japanese sculptor. In the Taniuchi Rokuro Gallery are displayed the heartwarming works of Rokuro Taniuchi, a Japanese illustrator, who depicted the nostalgic Showa era. There is a library where you can freely look at materials such as art albums, art books, and magazines, which stimulates the intellectual curiosity of the visitors. It includes an Italian restaurant, Aquamare, where a famous chef works, and a museum shop. The museum is located at a two-minute walk from the Kan'non-zaki Keikyu Hotel/Yokosuka Bijutsukan Mae (in front of Yokosuka Art Museum) bus stop. You can take a bus toward Kan'non-zaki from the JR Yokosuka Station or the Maborikaigan Station on the Keihin Kyuko Line.