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Aomori Museum of Art

185 Yasuta, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture 038-0021, Japan
+81 17-783-3000
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Ranked #7 of 42 Attractions in Aomori
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Hong Kong
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were in Aomori prefecture for the summer festivals, so the chance to visit a good art museum was really a bonus. The temporary exhibition that was on at the time was fantastic, as were the permanent pieces, such as the giant dog Aomori-Ken. The building itself is stunning and modern. I would definitely go back there again if I... More

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Seattle, Washington
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a lovely little art museum nestled next to the Sannai-Maruyama ruins just outside of Aomori city. Displaying both Japanese and international artists, it is a joy to visit. My only negative experience was the uptight security guards that watched us like hawks when we visited. I get it, small children and priceless art don't mix well, so I... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have seen quite a few art galleries now in Japan and I really appreciate the Japanese love for contemporary art and their desire to present art in fabulous surroundings. The Aomori Art Gallery is no exception. The building itself is an impressive example of excellence in contemporary architectural design and is very minimalistic designed by Jun Aoki with incredibly... More

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The building of the Museum is unique and makes one feel compfortable (main colour is white). The exhibits are contemporary Japanese Arts. My aim is to see the Aomori-Ken (Dog). There is a prototype made by plastic (looks so bright and shiny like made by ceramic) inside the Museum but no photo there. If you carry a heavy bag (ie... More

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Aomori, Japan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I greatly enjoyed my visit to the Aomori Museum of Art in January 2014. The building's design is very interesting -- simultaneously futuristic and of the earth (in a cave like way). As for the art, I really liked the temporary exhibit of Yokio Futagawa's photography of Japanese houses and villages circa 1950. I marveled at the photos' rich texture,... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I went in August 2013, and got a ticket for both the temporary and permanent exhibitions. The ticket is a bit on the pricey side, costing upwards of ¥1000 for the two exhibitions (although you can purchase the tickets individually). Other than basic information about the pieces (name, title, materials), the placards for the art is all in Japanese. So,... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

we went in may, so there was a temporary exhibition related to ocean fauna. beside that, the museum has three huge ballet backgrounds by chagall, lots of yoshitomo nara and less interesting works by other japanese artists. i loved the museum, the museum shops (yes, there were two, one for each exhibition) and the restaurant. but i especially loved the... More

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4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Going there i really didn't know what to expect. From the outside it looked very modern like design and has a great amount of things to see in there. Unfortunately their is no English pamphlets or audio guide, but that didn't deter me from enjoying the museum. You are allowed to take pictures in certain sections and in other you... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

I have never been to a Art museum in my life, not even in my own country. But having heard so much about Nara Yohitomo's Hula Hula Garden, I decided to make a visit there. Simple, spacious and white just about all describe the outer appearance of this museum. But it is what inside that will enthrall your senses. The... More

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