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The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art

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The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art

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330 Fukudomi Hikawa-cho, Izumo 699-0642 Shimane Prefecture
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Izumo Taisha Shrine Private Guided Tour by Chartered Vehicle
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Izumo Taisha Shrine Private Guided Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Get a taste of Izumo area with this 4 hours tour. You will be able to visit historical and most popular sites in Izumo area, including Izumo Shrine.<br>This is an exclusive tour by our chartered vehicles. You don't have to hurry for any other tourist. This tour is only for your group! The local English speaking guide will be attended and welcome you. The tour can be started any hotels in Shimane. The tour course can be customized as long as it fits in 4 hours. <br><br>Recommended places to visit<br>・Izumo Taisha Shrine<br>・Hino Cape and Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, the stunning view of ocean and sunset.<br>・Suga Shrine is known as the birthplace of waka, a form of poetry.<br>・Susa Shrine is located deep in the mountains of Sada in Izumo.
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Stephen S wrote a review Mar 2016
Dapto, Australia328 contributions72 helpful votes
This museum is well kept and staffed with very friendly people. The art is excellent though not enough on display. The setup is perfect to show off the quilts. However it is a long way from anywhere if you don't have a car. 2 hours of travel frm Matsue for a15 minute exhibition is not really worth it.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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Lazym50 wrote a review Mar 2016
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I agree with all the others that this museum is worth a visit however western travellers should realise it is a big effort to get to quite a small display. The museum itself is lovely, the quilts are spectacular, all four of the. The service is polite, friendly and helpful. The taxi cost 2800 yen round trip and navigating a local train to get to the little station and back took a long time for a 20 minute visit in the museum. Not sure I would have gone if I'd known how much effort it would take.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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Rika P wrote a review Jun 2013
Quedlinburg, Germany168 contributions33 helpful votes
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The Izumo Museum of Quilt Art is not just a museum – it is a special experience. Located in the beautiful landscape of the countryside of Izumo, you can really feel the ancient Japan. The buildings in the surroundings of the museum and also the museum itself are built in the special style of the Izumo area. In the museum you can learn about this typical architecture and experience it firsthand. The exhibition inside this old family residence includes the work of Ms. Mutsuko Yawatagaki, a famous Japanese quilt artist. The exhibitions change seasonally and everytime they present other quilts in new arrangements and installations. Every display is thoroughly presented in traditional Japanese style, using Ikebana, ancient pottery and many other artworks. The quilts themselves are made of antique kimono fabrics, some of them more then 200 years old. While taking the tour through the exhibition, which is also held in English, you can see the beautiful mountain landscape of Izumo through the windows. Inside the museum you can enjoy Japanese green tea served with homemade traditional sweets in beautiful shapes, which change seasonally as well. After exploring the exhibition, the small museum shop is worth a visit. You can buy books or pamphlets about current or past exhibitions and it is also possible to buy handmade goods like wallets or other textiles made of ancient kimono. The Museum of Quilt Art is a bit far away from the main train stations, but a good way to go there is to take a taxi from JR Naoe station. It is really worth it to undertake this journey!
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Date of experience: March 2013
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James C wrote a review Apr 2013
London, United Kingdom30 contributions16 helpful votes
I wasn't sure of what to expect before I visited the quilt museum and I must admit I didn't expect much but I was completely blown away by how beautiful it was. The museum itself is in a converted former residence and all the quilts on display are made from the salvaged material of old kimonos. The museum is so tastefully curated and designed it's as much an attraction as the quilts are. Whether you have a passion for quilts or not this museum is not worth skipping. I really enjoyed every moment of my visit and I cannot recommend it enough.
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Date of experience: March 2013
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Olga I wrote a review Apr 2013
Tokyo, Japan62 contributions20 helpful votes
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The concept of the Quilt Art museum lies in the presentation of Japanese aesthetics including not only the exhibits but also the space, where the subjects are shown. All the exhibits have their own unique story, because they are made out of old kimonos. The arrangement in this beautiful Japanese styled house increases the effect of each piece. This kind of mysterious, spiritual and at the same time pleasant atmosphere surrounds the whole place. The Japanese feeling of aesthetic appears for Europeans sometimes kind of strange and disharmonious. The beauty lies in the fragmentariness, unbalance and the idea of transience that is why the exhibitions are theme based, depending on each season.
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Date of experience: March 2013
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