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Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

2-1 Dejima-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
+81 11-81-958-33-2110
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Ranked #8 of 134 Attractions in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Though being designed by Kengo Kuma, the museum itself is not excellent. The building has some nice ideas and features but overall it is not an architectural masterpiece. The exhibition is good for Japanese standards. If it is rainy and you have some time to spend, maybe it is worth a visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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56 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were very much fascinated by the beautiful building and its interior designs but not so by the art collections and exhibitions. It is located near the harbour and there is a nice cafeteria inside. We can enjoy a fantastic view from the rooftop.

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Cape Town
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I visited the Art Museum with my six-year-old daughter and the variety on offer kept her attention for most of the visit. We had to pay extra for the temporary exhibit - but that was our highlight - beautiful Japanese paintings, kimonos and other items by Kataoka Tsurutaro. The permanent exhibition was also good, but we walked through much faster.... More

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I enjoyed my short visit while my wife went shopping. A very pleasant break in a nice area of the city. English spoken. There is a gift shop and a small cafeteria. The exhibit was small, but that is good if you find that many art museums have too much to mentally digest. Plus it being small you won't have... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I was visiting friends and had a free afternoon to walk around. The NPAM is a real gem. Not only was it visually splendid and interesting in terms of architectural thoughtfulness and presence in its harbour side location, it was filled with wonder. The visiting exhibition of huge bronzes by Japanese artist was quite stunning and cleverly curated for the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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151 reviews 151 reviews
74 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Two glass buildings were connected by foot bridge. First floor of main building had a souvenir shop and free admission to exhibition hall. Exhibits on next building required admission fee. A rest place for travelers who needed air conditioning in hot summer and use of bathroom. Visit the roof top to take good pictures of the habour. (In fact, the... More

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Well worth a visit. It straddles a canal and is beautifully designed. It has a good permanent exhibition and when I visited a truly excellent Scandanavian Design Exibition was on. One of my Nagasaki highlights. Closes late as well!

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sw oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

This museum is worth visiting if only to experience the building. It is so obviously an architect's dream project, and in many ways quite flawed. Huge glass walls, immense areas devoted to stairways, stone walkways and walls, expansive clear grain wood flooring [patina-ed into a uniform dimple pattern by the endless parade of stiletto heels] and an elevator that goes... More

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