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Aomori Museum of Art

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Address: 185 Yasuta, Aomori 038-0021, Aomori Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 17-783-3000
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Abstract Japan

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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105 helpful votes 105 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
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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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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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