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This is an amazing place, the architecture is worth the effort

We are traditional art persons so some of the art is indifferent to our tastes. There are renowned... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris K
Adelaide, Australia
Great art exhibits

Spent a great afternoon enjoying this gallery, really well put together exhibits and collections... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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185 Yasuta, Aomori 038-0021, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are traditional art persons so some of the art is indifferent to our tastes. There are renowned artists in the galleries however. Some art took our eye but for a traditionalist it was a little perplexing. The building is worth the effort however, you...More

1  Thank Chris K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visited, there was a display of four huge Chagall pieces that had been created for a ballet in Paris; the museum had arranged loans to make the set which appeared on the four walls of the main hall. The impact was great. We...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Easily one of the best art museums in Japan. Incredible collection for its provincial location, including both Western and Japanese art with an emphasis on artists from Aomori. A must visit if ever in Aomori.

1  Thank Davey Y
Reviewed June 9, 2017

A hugh cute dog statue. Inside the lift there was a bench for sitting which was rather interesting. Interesting place to visit.

1  Thank VKML
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Spent a great afternoon enjoying this gallery, really well put together exhibits and collections. Very helpful staff and great cafe too.

Thank Cjayn
Reviewed February 23, 2017

The museum is in all-white design located in an open grassland which is pretty cool. I would imagine how beautiful it is in all white in a snowy day. Many people come here to visit the huge outdoor exhibit The Aomori Dog by Nara Yoshimoto...More

Thank MokeyMok
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Enjoyed the Yoshimoto Nara exhibit and the exterior of the building. Pity you couldn't take pictures. This place is worth a visit if you are going to Sannai-Maruyama Ruins. No need to pay if all you want to see is the giant dog; it is...More

Thank RolleingStone
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Really good to spend a relaxing afternoon at this nicely built museum. The architecture itself is impressive and there are interesting art collections inside, including those by the famous artist Yoshitomo Nara. More, the museum is very close to the archaeological Sannai Maruyama-Site; if time...More

Thank SamHO8009
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Expensive entry fee for paltry collection and pretentious attitude. No photos allowed of anything. Exterior of building has one striking vantage point, but from anywhere else is a brutal white block of no appeal. It's irritating to see a cartoonist celebrated as an artist. The...More

Thank ArlingtonEddie
Reviewed October 6, 2016

The art of display is by Modern Japanese artists. There is some beautiful work here. There are three theatre backdrops by Chagall when he was in the USA. There are stunning works.

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Ronald F
August 21, 2015|
Response from Jan H | Reviewed this property |
You don't need a bus. The gallery is basically on the premises of the Sannai Maruyama site. Just about 300 m from the entrance to the archeological site. Btw, the entrance to archeological site is free.
Ronald F
August 21, 2015|
Response from subhash n | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ronald, Aomori is a small town, so distance is not much of a worry. As far as I know there are 2 ports. One is just 5 minutes walk from the Aomori railway station. This also where the Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship... More