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The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

3519 Murechomure, Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture 761-0121, Japan
+81 87-870-1500
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Ranked #2 of 48 Attractions in Takamatsu
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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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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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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