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Aomori Museum of Art

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Address: 185 Yasuta, Aomori 038-0021, Aomori Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 17-783-3000

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Interesting visit

The building and its architecture is something very interesting. Some of the artwork on display really were amazing. The 8.5m Aomori ken is the key attraction. Not far from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We really liked Aomori Ken - their special dog in his own private kennel. Do not miss Ken as one must exit the museum to see him - up close and personal. Just follow the signs. The entire visit will likely take 2-3 hours. Nice helpful staff, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Great space and well-curated art shows. Worth the trip to see. Lots of art by local, but internationally recognized artists.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I usually consider going to art galleries a waste of time, but this one was interesting. There was a lot of Japanese and Korean contemporary art, like paintings, drawings, scrolls, videoart and of course statues, including Aomori Ken - a huge statue of a dog.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The building and its architecture is something very interesting. Some of the artwork on display really were amazing. The 8.5m Aomori ken is the key attraction. Not far from the town centre. Ample parking is available. Reasonable English assistance was available.

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great insight into the evolution of Miffy over a 60 year period. Lots of books and souvenirs for this event. Not to be missed if you are not in the Netherlands

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Initially we only ventured out to Aomori Art Museum to see the huge 8.5 meter tall Aomori Ken sculpture- by Nara Yoshitomo- as he looks a lot like our Whippet and we were missing him. However the gallery is fantastic. The building is made up of series of spaces that is easy to navigate with help of the many guides... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

An overly helpful covey of attendants shepherds one through the exhibits in a very orderly fashion despite this being a modern art facility. Concentrating on Japanese modern the best thing about this museum was the three Chagall ballet backdrops in the ante-room. I admit to being a non-fan of modern art but this museum was painful; even down to entering... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Try to club the trip to the museum with a trip to Sannai-Maruyama Ruins since its just walking distance away. Will need a full day to cover both so plan accordingly to catch the earliest bus. You need patient to see the dog its a bit of a walk.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Aomori Museum of Art is an easy bus ride from the Aomori train station, although we did catch the wrong bus the first time…right bus number wrong time, after a round trip the driver put us on to the right bus and gave the driver instructions to help us… The next problem is finding the entrance, were the bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited early November 2014, and paid about 2600Yen for 2 adults, and we saw both the permanent gallery and the rotating gallery that they change once a quarter (you can pay to see only one or the other, and its only half price). It's a beautiful, quiet and very intersting modern museum. We enjoyed the HUMONGOUS paintings the most,... More 

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