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Sagawa Art Museum

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Beautiful Building!

The museum itself is gorgeous inside and out. When you walk up towards the entrance to the building... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2019
Kobe, Japan
Great Gallery hard to get by public transport

Decided to take a day-trip on my free sunday after picking up their leaflet at Raku Museum in Kyoto... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2019
Raivo S
Tallinn, Estonia
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2891 Kitagawa Mizuhocho, Moriyama 524-010, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

The museum itself is gorgeous inside and out. When you walk up towards the entrance to the building the sidewalk appears to be floating. The water surrounding the building is constantly moving and reflects the sky. The museum itself has beautiful wide wooden planks and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019

Decided to take a day-trip on my free sunday after picking up their leaflet at Raku Museum in Kyoto and getting really impressed by the architecture with water basins. First part was easy to get to Moriyama by JR on Biwako line (Semi-express is the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

It's a great place to enjoy Architecture and art. Most the places it's prohibited to capture of the photo but you are allowed to take photos in the "Alice in the Science World" gallery which is very funny and interesting part.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Maruf_Haque_Khan
Reviewed October 8, 2018

À spectacular set of buildings with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains , the Sagawa Art museum near Lake Biwa is worth a trip from Kyoto for those interested in modern architecture and Raku pottery. Since special exhibitions are part of the mix, visitors should...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nancy c
Reviewed February 14, 2018

We were taken by friends to visit this Art Museum knowing nothing really about it but after experiencing especially the Raku Kichizaemon exhibition, it was indeed one of the highlights of our trip. We loved it and think about the experience often.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Cloudlake
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

As many voter said,worth visiting here to see the architecture especially for architects and the students. There are two main building combined each other. The Building might be so simple construction,but you can feel much nature in the building. Sunshine,wind,flow of water.... You can feel...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Quite disappointing as drove all the way from Hikone to see the ‘magic’ attractions. Limited displays means we are done in 30 minutes and pretty nothing much more to offer.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Crazy_about_Japan
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Traditional Japanese Tea ceremony goods from Raku Kichizaemon. The collection is the best in Japan. You will not be able to find this much collection in Kyoto either. If you are found of Japanese Tea Ceremony or near Kyoto area, I recommend to visit.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank ananasjapan
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Amazing Museum with incredible architecture and it was great experience to see around this place . They surrounded with water its make inexpressive moment when you are looking outside . But It will be hard if you are not understand Japanese language . But still...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

As other reviewers have noted, the architecture is incredible. The interior display arrangements are state-of-the-art. But the facility surpasses the contents. Three artists only are exhibited and I assume that this place is the residual depository of their work. Some of the Silk Road water...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Craig C
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Janet B
November 17, 2018|
Response from nancy c | Reviewed this property |
I Think the information is on the museum website. It’s quite a striking building.