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Sagawa Art Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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A must for architecture lover

I went there in a rainy day. Impressed with the architecture although I did not understand the... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
nnhuho
Another pleasant surprise in the area!

Didn't plan to visit another museum after visiting the Miho Museum the previous day but so glad... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2015
Brenda T
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2891 Kitagawa Mizuhocho, Moriyama 524-010, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

I went there in a rainy day. Impressed with the architecture although I did not understand the Japanese guide. There is a room in the upper floor looking out the the vast water land. The glass is so transparent that you can't not feel the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed April 28, 2015

Didn't plan to visit another museum after visiting the Miho Museum the previous day but so glad that we went. The design was minimalistic and artistic. The exhibits were very special and interesting. Not very crowded on a Sunday. The duck breast soba in the...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Brenda T
Reviewed December 20, 2014

For those who likes architecture, it is a place worth for spending 1- hours. The new extension of he museum Raku Kichiaemon Kan which was built to host tea bowls, the exhibition hall is well designed to give unique experience to visitors.

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed November 10, 2014

My first impression on this museum is a perfection of dreamy water. There are 3 exhibiton theme inside these museum. One of it, that is very impress me is Raku exhibiton hall, which located underneath the pool water. Inside, we feel like a womb, that...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Museum building is gorgeous, and although the permanent exhibition was mediocre, the special tea ceremony room designer b Mr. Raku himself is well worth the visit. The visit requires reservations in advance- but don't bother visiting without visiting the tea house.

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

This museum may surprise unassuming visitors with two distinctive features. One feature is its attractive building and the surrounding. The buildingt is designed not only to appear floating on the expanse of water pool (presumably to emphasize its adjacency to Lake Biwa, but also to...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

It's not easy to get there if you don't drive. Even though one can take JR kine to Tatada station, bus connection is not frequent. The museum structure is pretty plain but the surrounding water makes it an interesting architecture. The tea house tour requires...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Surrounded by water, the museum appears to "float". Bronze statuary around the museum by Sato Churyo.

Date of experience: June 2012
2  Thank Maneki-neko
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I Think the information is on the museum website. It’s quite a striking building.
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