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Address: 185 Yasuta, Aomori 038-0021, Aomori Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 17-783-3000
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The building and its architecture is something very interesting. Some of the artwork on display really were amazing. The 8.5m Aomori ken is the key attraction. Not far from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Kawasaki, Japan
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I usually consider going to art galleries a waste of time, but this one was interesting. There was a lot of Japanese and Korean contemporary art, like paintings, drawings, scrolls, videoart and of course statues, including Aomori Ken - a huge statue of a dog.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The building and its architecture is something very interesting. Some of the artwork on display really were amazing. The 8.5m Aomori ken is the key attraction. Not far from the town centre. Ample parking is available. Reasonable English assistance was available.

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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great insight into the evolution of Miffy over a 60 year period. Lots of books and souvenirs for this event. Not to be missed if you are not in the Netherlands

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Initially we only ventured out to Aomori Art Museum to see the huge 8.5 meter tall Aomori Ken sculpture- by Nara Yoshitomo- as he looks a lot like our Whippet and we were missing him. However the gallery is fantastic. The building is made up of series of spaces that is easy to navigate with help of the many guides... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

An overly helpful covey of attendants shepherds one through the exhibits in a very orderly fashion despite this being a modern art facility. Concentrating on Japanese modern the best thing about this museum was the three Chagall ballet backdrops in the ante-room. I admit to being a non-fan of modern art but this museum was painful; even down to entering... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Try to club the trip to the museum with a trip to Sannai-Maruyama Ruins since its just walking distance away. Will need a full day to cover both so plan accordingly to catch the earliest bus. You need patient to see the dog its a bit of a walk.

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Aomori Museum of Art is an easy bus ride from the Aomori train station, although we did catch the wrong bus the first time…right bus number wrong time, after a round trip the driver put us on to the right bus and gave the driver instructions to help us… The next problem is finding the entrance, were the bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited early November 2014, and paid about 2600Yen for 2 adults, and we saw both the permanent gallery and the rotating gallery that they change once a quarter (you can pay to see only one or the other, and its only half price). It's a beautiful, quiet and very intersting modern museum. We enjoyed the HUMONGOUS paintings the most,... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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