Manekineko Art Museum

Maneki-neko, or beckoning cats, are a popular symbol of luck and good fortune in Japan. A collection of over 800 of these cat figures welcomes visitors to Manekineko Art Museum in Kanayamaji, Okayama. There are lucky cats for sale, and you can enjoy a painting experience to decorate a unique maneki-neko to take home. The museum can accommodate group tours of up to 100 people and can arrange the painting experience for groups of up to 50 people.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    865-1 Kanayamaji, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama
  • Hours
    10:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
  • Closed
    Wednesdays (open on public holidays, summer vacation period, year-end and New Year holidays)
    *Open on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 and Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
  • Admission
    General 600 yen, elementary and junior high school students 300 yen
    Maneki-neko painting 1,700 yen~
  • Time Required
    Approximately 1 hour (painting a maneki-neko)

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