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The rich heritage of Japanese and Oriental art, collected in Japan during the Meiji period by Edoardo Chiossone, is now displayed in the Villetta Di Negro.
The museum is home to Japanese works from various epochs: paintings from the 11th to the 19th century, weapons and armours, enamels, ceramics, lacquers, porcelains, polychrome prints, musical instruments, theatre masks, costumes and textiles, bronzes, and a rich collection of large sculptures from Japan, China and Siam.

Visitors (except for families) have to follow the social distancing rules.

Before entering the building visitors have to:
  • wear face mask
  • sanitize their hands
  • undergo body temperature control
  • follow the rules of the social distancing
Visit-devices and cloakroom services are temporarily suspended.

Opening hours

Thursday and Friday: 10 am - 6 pm

In case of a RED hydrogeological alert (maximum level) announced by the Civil Protection, the structure will remain closed and all scheduled events will be cancelled

SUMMER TIME (26 March - until 6 October)
From Tuesday  to Friday 9 am - 7 pm;
Saturday and Sunday  10 am - 7.30 pm;
Closed: Monday

WINTER TIME (9 October - until  March)
From Tuesday  to Friday 9 am - 6.30 pm;
Saturday and Sunday  9.30 am - 6.30 pm;
Closed: Monday and Christmas Day


Full prices € 5,00
Riduced € 3,00 (>65 anni, agreement and groups)

Free admission:  UE citizens  0 - 18 years and to residents in the city of Genua on Sunday

The cost of the ticket may vary during special events or thematic exhibitions.


Free admission
Booking is recommended

We recommend to book your ticket online (presale service euro 1.50)


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Accessibility, reservations and useful info

The museum is not accessible.

How to book: 
Info and booking
Oriental Art Museum “E. Chiossone”
Ph. +39 010 542285
Fax +39 010 580526
e-mail :

Useful info: 
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For info on Parking click here


Piazzale Giuseppe Mazzini, 4, 16122 Genoa, Italy