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Adachi Museum of Art

Address: 320 Furukawa-cho, Yasugi 692-0064, Shimane Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 854-28-7111
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Yasugi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
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Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Our main reason for visiting Shimane Prefecture was to visit this art museum. We took the train from Kyoto via Okayama on our way to Matsue and stopped off at at Yasugi. From the railway station we took the free shuttle bus out to the museum. At first glance I was disappointed, not what I expected at all. However, once... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

No need to say how fantastic this garden and museum is ... it's been ranked as number for the past 11 years, for a very good reason. The tea shop inside is worth a visit, if you want to spend a moment relaxing, enjoying the beautiful garden and have a cup of tea or coffee. It was a big pot... More 

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San Diego, California
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25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Give yourself time to really explore at your leisure, if you can. There is a lot to see! Not only the gardens, but all the many, many art exhibits. Also, the restaurant is simply EXCELLENT. And be prepared to spend some money in the gift shop. You will want to bring something home.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We spent hours admiring the gardens, from all angles. We even paid 1000 Y per person to drink coffee in a cafe with a garden view. We traveled by train/museum shuttle bus from our base in Matsue. Highly, highly recommended.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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134 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited on a bus tour and totally enjoyed every minute we were there.. The gardens and the views past the gardens were unbelievable. The art work were also terrific, however was not needed as the views from the huge glass windows was art in its self. It was very busy but it apparently is this way most of the... More 

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32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A very busy place but the gardens are just immaculate with superb mountains in the background. The art didn't really do a lot for me and is very spread out. The best art were the windows that looked into the garden, great place to sit and relax if there were a few less people!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This garden truly lives up to its reputation as the most beautiful garden in Japan. Everything is perfectly trimmed and arranged in vibrant colours and eloquent lines. The entrance fee is VERY high but I was told it was expensive to maintain the garden in such pristine condition around the year. I went on a rainy day too, which was... More 

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Dublin, California
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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