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Sayamaike Museum

30 Reviews

Sayamaike Museum

30 Reviews
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2 Ikejiri Naka, Osakasayama 589-0007, Osaka Prefecture
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Two reasons to make the effort to visit Sayamaike: Tadao Ando’s building and waterfall and learning about the genius of Japanese engineering from 600. Our guide went out of his way to make our visit meaningful including helping me avoid the many steps to the parking lot and
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We were very lucky to be accompanied by an English speaking guide who told us about this outstanding building and the history of the first drainage reservoir in Japan (over 1000 years ago) and its recent enlargement after a flood in the area 37 years ago. The signs are all in
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I came primarily for Tadao Ando's work, but the museum exhibition surprise me. There are audio guides you can borrow. When we visited, we were lucky to be accompanied by one of the volunteer guides. He was very knowledgeable and explained the detail and history of the place to
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It takes a little while to get there from downtown ( about 45 min ) but it is a special place. If you are into architecture, the outside alone is worth it. If you would like to learn a little more about the history of the dam, the oldest in Japan, then going inside is a must. I
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The museum is designed by Tadao Ando and worth visiting both for its architecture and the well curated exhibition on the history of an ancient water management system in Japan (the Sayama reservoir). When entering the main entrance of the complex, you can see the main museum
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