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It wasn’t in my plans but when I saw it I had to enter. 1500 yen for an adult. Great! Small but... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2019
marumiya
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Very unique

I was walking around and I literally stumbled across the musuem and since I was waiting for my... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
leileireid
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Murano, Italy
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570-2 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

This museum is rather hidden and you could easily miss it since it really does not look like a museum. I was there in December 2018 at which time there was a temporarily exhibition of the pumpkin art of the famous Japanese female artist Yayoi...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

The tickets for London and Tokyo were booked up so I thought I was lucky that I could just turn up to this without a reservation. I now know why... They make you expect that there are some works exhibited in the garden. Not. Interactive?...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

It wasn’t in my plans but when I saw it I had to enter. 1500 yen for an adult. Great! Small but wonderful. Wear nice socks, because you have to take of your shoes in all the museum. You have lockers to keep your jackets...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

I was walking around and I literally stumbled across the musuem and since I was waiting for my friend I thought I would give it a go. I loved the contrast between the modern art and the historic building, if you love history and traditional...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank leileireid
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Yayoi show is only there for a couple more months but this is the best exhibit you will ever see of her work. Extensive collection of her work exhibited in a beautiful building. If you have any interest well worth your time.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

A much smaller exhibition comparing to the one i attended in Indonesia but it was worth it, displays were inside a Japanese styled house it was amazing. Just go, it's pumpkin and dot time!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

There are good reasons why Kusama is the most-visited artist in museums around the world, but here a great exhibition in a unique and out-of-the-way setting (yes, even though it is in Gion!) shows Kusama's endless creativity, energy and fun in new ways. We've seen...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

Stumbled across this exhibit while wandering Gion and it was a highlight of our time in Kyoto. Museum is on the smaller side but we spent at least an hour touring through. The exhibit was well done and a fascinating dive into Yayoi Kusama and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

This small museum was wonderful. I was excited to see Yayoi Kusama’s art because I have heard so much about her. The gallery was great and had such cool art by her. The garden is the back was very picturesque.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

The exhibit of Yoyoi Kusama's art is spectacular. I had never heard of her, but it was recommended by a Japanese friend. The old house, the garden, the pumpkins, the mirror room, and Fuji prints were all great. And there is a wonderful museum cafe...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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