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The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

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Address: 3519 Murechomure, Takamatsu 761-0121, Kagawa Prefecture
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Interesting even if you don't like his work

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 11, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Visiting Noguchi's studio, house and garden, and seeing his works displayed together was a special experience and worth the trip to Takamatsu.

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

Visited the Noguchi studio on an extended art/culture tour to Japan in 2005. It is a lovely, serene place, with many of the sculptor's works on site. Just wander around and enjoy the ambience and creative spirit of the place. There is a nice gift shop where you can purchase an akari lamp, one of Noguchi's designs. Combine a visit... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015

We got lost and stopped at a query for directions and the guy took his car and we followed him for a couple of miles! The graciousness of the people of Japan is amazing. Lovely country and lovely people, just a bit to strict. We did not see the actual museum because we did not have a reservation, an even... More 

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the west
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a very interesting museum and includes many Noguchi sculptures and also his part time home for the last about 20 years of his life. Most of the buildings that he incorporated into his compound are from another era and he had them disassembled and moved from elsewhere on Shikoku. The main display building was a sake brewery, there... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

....this place is a must. It's pricey, and you have to reserve in advance, and it's out of the way. And it affords a wonderful look into the way Noguchi lived and worked in Japan. Lots of stones, in various stages of being worked. Interesting house and garden. Unusual neighborhood, full of stone fabricators. We were the only non-Japanese on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

I am a fan of Isamu Noguchi and found his studio, garden and home fascinating!!! His creativity permeates the place. You have to make arrangements for the one hour tour and it is well worth it . If you are going to Naoshima, this is on the way. The Ritsurin Garden is also nearby, so doing both and going on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was a great afternoon which we managed to arrange the day before so a bit last minute. The group was broken up into two, Japanese and non Japanese which gave us hope that it was going to be in English. Unfortunately not, despite the guide answering individual questions in English, all information was provided in Japanese. I did my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Noguchi museum (see website) is open on appointment some days in the week. Staff is helpfull and efficient, the answer came throuh e mail quite quickly. The travel on the Kotoden line is already an immersion in the Japanese world The Museum is easy to find going on foot for about 1 km on the main road from the station.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

This museum takes considerable time, effort, and money to reach in order to have a one-hour window of observation amidst a large group of talkative tourists arriving by bus, etc. 2100 yen admission fee, a 480 yen bus ride from Takamatsu station, and the time and cost of reaching Takamatsu itself. Photos are not allowed, and the catalog on sale... More 

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