The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Takamatsu: Hours, Address, The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Hershie
Brisbane Region, Australia175 contributions
Very disappointing and expensive bisit
Jul 2019 • Couples
To visit the garden museum you have to reserve a date and time in advance. It is an expensive visit, large group and nothing much to see in the garden (lawn with few stones arranged by the artist).His house, which is his childhood house and was brought there, can be looked at via window and door from the outside only! The garden museum is in a stone carving village. One can enter the village without joining this group. No photos are allowed through all the visit. The only interesting part is his studio, where you can watch from the fence as well as with a guided group. As for the guides:limited English, not much background was given about the artist or his contribution to the world. I would have skipped it altogether!
Written August 1, 2019
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China416 contributions
A Very Good Place to Visit on a Dry Day
May 2019 • Friends
This is about a 25 minute journey by train and taxi from Takamatsu main train station or you can take a taxi straight there.

We visited on a dry sunny day and had an excellent time in the grounds. You have to book in advance as there are set times and days and you can't simply turn up. They don't open every day so plan in advance.

Unfortunately you can't take photos or get into Noguchi's house which you have to view through the door and windows.

The sculptures are very well presented and the grounds are very nice to walk around. Definitely worth taking the time to visit.
Written May 30, 2019
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Flipper9593
Sydney, Australia54 contributions
Beautiful sanctuary of renown Japanese designer.
Apr 2019 • Friends
Isamu Noguchi is one of the foremost designers and sculptors of our time, and his final resting place in Takamatsu is a true reflection of this artist's famed style. Set in a quiet back street of a residential area, the walled compound of ancient barns are gently converted into work spaces and studios which the designer used to create his work.
Within the gravel covered compound are large pieces of rock and stone, some carved and others placed to look like the designer was about to select it for some wonderful project.
Across the way from his studio compound is located Noguchi's home- a study of simple sophistication, with traditional tatami mats and screens. From the cool depths of the home, one gazes out to a bank of thick Japanese bamboo in the garden behind.
Further along a short shady walk, one ascends some steep rock hewn steps to arrive at the base of a hill. At the top of the hill is where Nogushi is buried. The view from the top is worth the ascent. The guides onsite were courteous and competent, speaking to our group in English. At the exit was a small store of his books and paper shaded lamps.
It is a wonderful experience to visit this place,
Written April 27, 2019
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Philippe W
Singapore, Singapore53 contributions
An unexpected gem
Oct 2018 • Family
Stopping by chance at Takamatsu we learned that there is nearby a museum of the famous designer Noguchi. This is definitely worth a visit but a bit out of the way.
The museum is more about his sculpture work, it really displays some great pieces and a good insight on the artist.

Note that you have to book via email, and the museum is not open every days. The visit last one hour, and stars at set hours.

We took a cab there who waited for us the time of the visit (for free), otherwise the train stops a few hundred meters away.

As in many other places in interest there is no photo here : look at the bright side nobody can spoil your visit by taking thousands of silly selfies.
Written November 14, 2018
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DavidinSetouchi
Takamatsu, Japan66 contributions
One of the places you must visit in Takamatsu
Jun 2018 • Friends
This place is the Japanese home of Noguchi as well as his atelier, and it's simply stunning. It's one of the must-visit places in Takamatsu, unless you're totally allergic to art (which would be a shame).

Note that you must make a reservation before your visit, but the plus side is that you'll get an English-speaking guide.
Written September 12, 2018
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travelmomVancouver
Vancouver199 contributions
An intimate visit
Feb 2018 • Family
As a fan of Noguchi, I learned about this museum when I visited the Moerenuma Park in Sapporo. reservation is needed and this guaranteed good attention for visitors. The guide was kind enough to explain everything in English for us. Abundant time was allowed in all the spot. We were inspired and learned a lot about landscaping sculpture and thought we were able to make connection with the artist. Excellent collection of books about Noguchi is available at the shop.
Written February 25, 2018
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Joan H
39 contributions
Excellent
Nov 2017 • Couples
This museum is a little of the beaten track, about 30 minute taxi ride from downtown Takamatsu but well worth the effort. The Museum has many Noguchi exhibits to see and the garden site is also very interesting.
Written November 29, 2017
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Patrick M
Paris, France19 contributions
The Japanese environment of a great artist
Oct 2017 • Solo
Walking in his landscaped garden is like moving in and around a gigantic sculpture.
Very moving to see his studio with finished and unfinished work.
Written October 28, 2017
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Jennie F
79 contributions
We loved this place
May 2017 • Couples
Even though a lot is made of booking we emailed 2 days before and got a booking . It isn't the easiest place to find so we got a taxi for about 3000 yen . The atmosphere is calm and peaceful and we were very happy we visited
Written May 21, 2017
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Mish_H50
Japan386 contributions
Interesting even if you don't like his work
Sep 2016 • Friends
If it wasn't for the hassle of the booking in advance, it would be really well worth it. The entrance fees are also a little expensive. However, the house is AMAZING and worth seeing. The surroundings are also amazing.
Written September 11, 2016
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  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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