Hikaru Museum
Hikaru Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
HIKARU MUSEUM is located in the city of Takayama. The building is reminiscent of the remains of Maya civilization,and there are exhibition rooms of art,history and natural history. It has about 2,000 works of art,including the national treasure "Tachi :Long Sword forged by Yasutsugu",and in particular a lot of contemporary calligraphys of TESHIMA YUKEI and his pupils. In the field of Modern japanese paintings,it has art works of Taikan, Shoen, Kiyokata and others. In the field of Ukiyo-e, it has "Thirty-six views of Mt.Fuji" by Hokusai, "The Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido highway" by Hiroshige and many handwriting ukiyo-e works. In Western paintings, art works of such as Van Gogh, Monet and Renoir. It has historical materials around the world mainly Maya and Inca. It has also natural history materials and exhibits fossils in the Hida area and dinosaur models.
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rakugosan
19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Friends
The entrance of the museum welcomes you in an open arm. Once you enter, there is a deli located on the right hand side of entrance that sells good cheese cake to go with a cuppa coffee. The deli has a nice view overlooking the landscaping outside the museum. On the left hand side of the entrance, there is a souvenir shop.

Escalators on both side of the entrance brings you to the inner entrance which you have to pass thru a replica of a mini bridge with water fountain on both sides. They have many exhibits from around the world and you can explore all levels which will take about 2 to 3 hours.

The structure of the museum is an awe experience to explore. It's build replicating the mayan pyramids. A place worth visiting if you're a fan of historic ancient civilization.

Website - http://h-am.jp/
Written May 15, 2012
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venividivice
Ko Samui, Thailand848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
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 immense, and rather attractive, with clear allusions to ancient Egypt in it's design. I found it very impressive externally and internally.

As for content, it is a bit mixed. There was a splendid exhibition of Hokusai prints when we were there, but we found much of the other exhibits we had time to look at rather random -- some good, some leaving you scratching your head.

But, in my view, well worth visiting just for the building itself
Written June 2, 2018
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Buckster21
London, UK376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
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, reassemble broken pots and handle fossils. You will need a taxi from the centre of Takayama but the small cost will be worth it.
Written August 23, 2017
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rookstar81
Langkawi, Malaysia3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
One of the strangest places I have been to. After the 1st and 2nd floor it thought this place was weird... and then the 3rd floor made me understand. This is some sort of cult who have spent and absolute bomb on a strange self prophesisng building whilst claiming to be for people and giving back. It would be a good set for a horror film. Give it a miss.
Written February 5, 2016
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Pauline C
Nowra, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
An architectural masterpiece with so much to see outside & inside. I visited 15 years ago, just after completion, & was pleased to see so much more English explanation. Don't be put off by some comments. If you spend some time here you can see the connections between all the ancient peoples & their beliefs, & it is truly fascinating. We did not spend enough time there, as we were also hungry for lunch. There is a very nice restaurant with good selections you choose yourself, easy to order, & they understand English. Also a really good Museum shop.
Written February 7, 2015
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Anne S
Orange, Australia88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
Stunning architecture, full of World history and Japanese art and customs. Rooms devoted to archeology and natural geology, and the Founder of Sukyo Mahikari who is celebrated on the top floor. A lot of English translation, hopefully more next time. A must see.
Written November 3, 2014
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Tiriana
Lower Hutt, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
This was not the "normal" museum I have experienced. This experience had tears in my eyes of the life and travels of not only a Holy Master, but the travels of our "Humankind". It's not what I saw..... its what I FELT. Fantastic. If in Japan again, a place I would visit. From Tiriana Turara, Wainuiomata New Zealand :)
Written May 20, 2014
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Wong J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013
Every visit gave me surprise of histories of Takayama & get to know more about Takayama. Really love calligraphy & all artistic great artworks. Love the staff members who welcoming us. Cafeteria have great cheese cake too ☆〜(ゝ。∂)
Written May 20, 2014
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Bally1966
Hong Kong, China215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
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 was quite impressive. And its gallery has paintings by Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh. Not many but this Museum has something to offer.

Will return if it has some special exhibitions.
Written April 6, 2019
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Murali_T_S
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
Hikaru Museum is amazing and there is always something new and interesting i found during the second visit... Visited during 1st week of Dec and snowfall just started,,, It was amazing... Always something for my Camera.. Keep clicking. The Feeling is Divine and you will be calm after visiting...
Written February 12, 2015
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