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Adachi Museum of Art

320 Furukawa-cho, Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture 692-0064, Japan
+81 854-28-7111
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Yasugi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Art Museums
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Dublin, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We took the JR train from Okayama and then the free shuttle to Adachi Museum. We were early so had problem getting a seat on the shuttle. A few people ended up taking taxi. While on the shuttle, the driver handed out a sheet in Japanese. It seemed to be some instruction for public buses. We did not pay attention... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We have traveled to Japan 2-3 times a year for the last 10 years and have just returned from a 10 day tour. One of the highlights of this trip was the amazing Adachi Museum of Art created by Adachi Zenko who collected rocks and pine trees from all over Japan for his gardens. It is easy to understand why... More

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The garden surrounds the museum so you get different views as you move through the spaces. The garden borrows the background from the tree filled hills surrounding the area. Wonderful variety of both old and contemporary art. A must see if you're in the area.

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Kure Beach, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This museum was about 3 1/2 hours from Hiroshima via the Shinkansen. The expansive rock gardens, which are tucked away in the mountains, are amazing. I can't imagine how much works goes into maintaining these pristine areas. The artwork inside the museum was also captivating. Don't miss the second building, the Annex. These paintings were great!

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Jerusalem
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We were traveling by train from Osaka, in way to Matsue. We stopped before at a small train station and found a free shuttle bus directly to the Adachi Museum. This is an amazing place that looks like in the middle of no were. I would recommend to see the site: http://www.adachi-museum.or.jp/e/i_zenko.html and to learn all about the museum and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is a "must do" when visiting Japan, we unfortunately didn't pre plan and did the day trip from Okayama, as we couldn't sort accomodation in Matsue, but so pleased we went! We have been to some beautiful gardens in Japan, but this is something special. The art in the museum is incredible. The museum shop is very reasonable and... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I don't think there is a better garden in Japan with so many different aspects? the garden uses the Capability Brown borrowed landscape and the backdrop of the exquisite plantings, the carefully tended gravel are the mountains and the waterfalls. The art collection is discrete from the garden and although I am not an expert, I really enjoyed the works!... More

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Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We visited on a rainy Monday in late November as a day trip from Kurashiki. We had a JR pass which covered the 2 hour(each way ) train trip to Yasugi where we caught the shuttle bus to the museum.The train trip itself was quite interesting, through rainy wooded hills showing autumn colours. The garden is really exquisitely beautiful.It was... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Founded in 1980 as a way for Adachi Zenko to combine his love of art with garden design. The art was beautiful though honestly there are larger and more important museums for Japanese art. The star here is the garden. It was post card perfect and absolutely spectacular. Everything from waterfalls to Koi ponds. It has won the award for... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I travelled to the Adachi museum from Matsue city centre using the JR rail which was easy to navigate as the station names are clearly marked and in English. At the station I pretty much got onto the free shuttle bus on arrival. A short ride is all it takes to get to the museum. Once there proceed through the... More

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