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Great art exhibits

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

Reviewed April 16, 2017
Cjayn
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London
Go if you are a fan of Yoshimoto Nara

Enjoyed the Yoshimoto Nara exhibit and the exterior of the building. Pity you couldn't take... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2017
RolleingStone
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Singapore, Singapore
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Sep 5, 2017
“One of Japan's Top Art Museums”
Jun 9, 2017
“Hugh dog statue”
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185 Yasuta, Aomori 038-0021, Aomori Prefecture
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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.

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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.

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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.

Thank John2090
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...More

Thank GalvestonJT
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.

Thank Rakkaseichan
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Ronald F
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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.
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Ronald F
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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
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