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Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

Address: 2-1 Dejima-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
Phone Number: +81 11-81-958-33-2110
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Ranked #10 of 139 Attractions in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums

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Seoul, South Korea
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Beside the changing exhibitions, it is worth to visit this Museum because of the architecture and the Museum shop.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Worth a visit, beautiful building by Kengo Kuma with spacious rooms for the art and a nice museumshop. Visit the museum for the architecture; art is okay.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
60 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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177 helpful votes 177 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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sw oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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