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Hikaru Museum

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A pleasant surprise

Frankly, before coming, I was simply looking for something to kill time. But it turned out to be a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Very beautiful and moving

Start on the 3rd floor and definitely visit your local center of Sukyo Mahikari, Centers For... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2019
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175 Nakayamamachi, Takayama 506-0051, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Frankly, before coming, I was simply looking for something to kill time. But it turned out to be a nice experience. The architecture is quite interesting. Basically, it’s a pyramid. And this allowed a lot of space for its main exhibition floor. The Noh stage...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019

Start on the 3rd floor and definitely visit your local center of Sukyo Mahikari, Centers For Spiritual Development for a complimentary Light Session. It is life changing.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DeannaP-AZ
Reviewed December 19, 2018

This was on my 'must see' list and it did not disappoint, from first impressions throughout the extensive interior this is a very impressive complex, not just for its ambitious design but also for the exceptional quality of the construction. The building has a wide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Corb2000
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This museum is jaw-dropping in its scale. I can't imagine what it cost to erect, and I failed in trying to discover who paid for it all, although there does seem to be a link to a new Japanese "religion" known as Mahikari. Whatever...it is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank venividivice
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our gallery experience, they had an exhibition on display that had the Hokusai print of the great wave off Kanagawa. Very excited to see this, very helpful, friendly staff.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank KerrieH910
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit for its strangeness alone. Designed for vast numbers of visitors the museum was almost empty on a Saturday apart from us. Small but interesting collection of western artwork and special Hokusai exhibition were worth seeing. Archaeology rooms etc were extremely dated looking....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank emmawatt74
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Who would expect a Mayan pyramid, mainly buried under a hillside, in the Takayama suburbs? Packed with ancient and other artefacts, as well as anthropological and archeological exhibits, this vast complex is informative and has plenty to occupy children, who can dress up as Pharoah,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Buckster21
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Although a little out of the way,it is a must see for art lovers,who appreciate art for the 1800 up to modern days. It depicts Japanese artists from those eras,and all the work is framed and laid out in a HUGE gallery. There is a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank GCCM78
Reviewed March 21, 2017

DO NOT MISS this place, if you are an art lover (any art) !!! The best art museum, I have seen in Japan. A wide selection of arts : European, Japanese, abstract and so on. The building complex is HUGE and so beautiful. Not too...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Shlomi T
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Lots of archaeology exhibits, ancient civilization of Japan, there is also a video screening of the founder of Sukyo Mahikari. Informative, interesting, spirituality, a must visit in Takayama. Also various exhibitions are held.

Date of experience: November 2016
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