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Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art

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Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art

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631 Sakado, Sakura 285-0808 Chiba Prefecture
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Private Tour - A Historic Tour of the Mysterious Lives of Samurai in Sakura
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Private Tour - A Historic Tour of the Mysterious Lives of Samurai in Sakura

Visit an area rich in samurai history and enjoy its natural beauty.<br><br>Sakura City, an hour away from the center of Tokyo, was once a castle town. Sakura Castle no longer exists today, but was home to samurai 400 years ago.<br>Samurai, Japanese warriors, with swords on their hips, used to rule the land and the people in various areas of Japan. <br><br>Sakura City is still covered in traces of this historic period; the samurai period, with the ruins of Sakura Castle, large houses that once belonged to samurai and a museum of Japanese swords - aka the souls of samurai. <br><br>Sakura has a wonderful natural environment which has stayed unchanged since this time. Enjoy a refreshing walk around Sakura Castle Ruins Park, and a day away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.
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219kensf wrote a review Oct 2017
161 contributions26 helpful votes
The Kawamura Kinen Museum is a museum with a large, beautiful garden. I went there to see an exhibition featuring photographs of Japanese people, taken by a british photographer over 150 years ago. The pictures were really clear, so I really enjoyed it. It was like I could hear the voices of the samurai in the pictures. The museum also had an exhibition of famous paintings from artists like Magritte, Chagall, Rothko, as well as many other Japanese and non-Japanese artists. Those artists are on parmanent display, so you can see their works any day except Monday. Walking on a pathway in the garden was also really nice and relaxing. Although the museum is located in a really rural area, it's worth visiting.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Elisa P wrote a review Oct 2016
42 contributions23 helpful votes
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Beautiful museum in great surroundings I visited the museum to check the Leonard Foujita exhibition which is impressive and beautifully curated The museum has some contemporary western art ( not huge amounts, very minimal, Japanese style) but it was worth the trip for the temporary exhibition. Beautiful park and restaurant
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Emory_III wrote a review Apr 2016
Andice, Texas183 contributions20 helpful votes
The grounds are a beautiful park, with a pond with swans. The cherry blossoms were ending, except for the double blossom cherry tree. I will add a review of the on-site cafe. They served a choice of several pasta dishes - we each ordered a unique one- shrimp, or tomato, or tuna. Nice portion. The appetizer and the dessert were miniature portions - very elegant style on a big plate - like a typical French-style Japanese presentation. We ate in the windowed room overlooking the grounds and pond. A more peaceful view during lunch would be hard to find. It was a gorgeous day outside and made for such a picturesque backdrop.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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Dan C wrote a review Oct 2015
Dallas, Texas19 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited this museum after seeing a poster at the Sakura rail station, and were pleasantly surprised to see the attractive building and grounds, not to mention the nice collection of mainly 20th century European and American art.
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Date of experience: October 2015
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Harempercussion wrote a review Jan 2014
千葉県299 contributions174 helpful votes
The museum has a lot of famous arts: Renoir, Rodin, Picasso and other famous modern artists. There are some Japanese arts too. The museum has a big Japanese garden and a restaurant in annex building. If you just walk around the garden or come to annex building, you don't need museum ticket. It is free. To go to the museum, get on the free shuttle bus from JR or Keisei Sakura station. The bus comes every hour. There is a direct bus from Tokyo station but it is only morning and evening.
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Date of experience: November 2013
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