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Garden of Fine Art

Hanki-cho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #160 of 373 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Gardens, Art Museums
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Melbourne
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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27 helpful votes 27 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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