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The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

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Address: 3519 Murechomure, Takamatsu 761-0121, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 87-870-1500
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Almost saw it all- make sure you have an appointment

We got lost and stopped at a query for directions and the guy took his car and we followed him for a couple of miles! The graciousness of the people of Japan is amazing. Lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We got lost and stopped at a query for directions and the guy took his car and we followed him for a couple of miles! The graciousness of the people of Japan is amazing. Lovely country and lovely people, just a bit to strict. We did not see the actual museum because we did not have a reservation, an even... More 

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the west
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a very interesting museum and includes many Noguchi sculptures and also his part time home for the last about 20 years of his life. Most of the buildings that he incorporated into his compound are from another era and he had them disassembled and moved from elsewhere on Shikoku. The main display building was a sake brewery, there... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

....this place is a must. It's pricey, and you have to reserve in advance, and it's out of the way. And it affords a wonderful look into the way Noguchi lived and worked in Japan. Lots of stones, in various stages of being worked. Interesting house and garden. Unusual neighborhood, full of stone fabricators. We were the only non-Japanese on... More 

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I am a fan of Isamu Noguchi and found his studio, garden and home fascinating!!! His creativity permeates the place. You have to make arrangements for the one hour tour and it is well worth it . If you are going to Naoshima, this is on the way. The Ritsurin Garden is also nearby, so doing both and going on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was a great afternoon which we managed to arrange the day before so a bit last minute. The group was broken up into two, Japanese and non Japanese which gave us hope that it was going to be in English. Unfortunately not, despite the guide answering individual questions in English, all information was provided in Japanese. I did my... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Noguchi museum (see website) is open on appointment some days in the week. Staff is helpfull and efficient, the answer came throuh e mail quite quickly. The travel on the Kotoden line is already an immersion in the Japanese world The Museum is easy to find going on foot for about 1 km on the main road from the station.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This museum takes considerable time, effort, and money to reach in order to have a one-hour window of observation amidst a large group of talkative tourists arriving by bus, etc. 2100 yen admission fee, a 480 yen bus ride from Takamatsu station, and the time and cost of reaching Takamatsu itself. Photos are not allowed, and the catalog on sale... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

When I first had an exhibition in Japan in 1998, and was there for a month, I had to spend most of my time in Tokyo, and didn't get further south than Kyoto, but very much wanted to make a pilgrimage to the island of pilgrimages, Shikoku, to visit the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum and pay homage to this great... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

For travelers familiar with Isamu Noguchi from Western museums, gardens and his Martha Graham stage settings, this museum will be a revelation. The Noguchi Foundation has preserved his workshop and his home and provides scheduled hour long 'tours' which cover the two sites. (Reservations required). Most tours are in Japanese, but those non-speakers of Japanese familiar with Noguchi-san's work will... More 

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