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Garden of Fine Art

Hanki-cho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #148 of 397 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Museums

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Semarang, Indonesia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Place on morth of kyoto, next to kyoto botanical garden, this outdoor museum, celebrating a contemplation of several repro masterpiece such Van Gogh, Da Vinci and Michaelangelo. The architecture is superb, these masterpiece cased by water and a silence conrte, create a dialogue of material, play of shadows,light and water reflection. If we take a look at the floor plan,... More 

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Melbourne
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This place is a little gem, overlooked by visitors. Designed by Tadao Ando, this piece of modern architectural insertion is sensitive to its context and streetscape. Upon entering you walk down a series of ramps with pause spaces which allows the visitor to stop and look at the ceramics or beyond to the Botanical Gardens, amid water features and waterfalls... More 

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Open air museum.. We were nearly the only ones there, as it was raining, but that made it no less enjoyable. It's full of water anyhow...waterfalls and shallow ponds (with Monet's waterlilies). The ceramic reproductions are extremely well executed, and the architecture if fabulous. Loved it! It is in the north of Kyoto, near university and with trendy restaurants and... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The internationally famous architect, Tadao Ando, created this unusual outdoor display of 8 'famous' paintings photo engraved on ceramic and installed in ingenious settings. They are immune to weather and available throughout the seasons. Entry is next to the North gate of the Botanical Garden. Several excellent cafes and shops are on the other side of the street.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

I fell in love with this outdoor gallery since i walked in. "MUST VISIT" If you like modern architecture.

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