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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 October 23, 2018
Greater 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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Reviewed November 19, 2018

What a great spot ! And with four fabulous, huge Chagall paintings (ballet stage back drops) as well as masterpieces from more contemporary Japanese artists. It's very impressive - both the building itself and also its unqiue exhibits. No photos allowed except for the dog...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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

Date of experience: June 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2016
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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

Date of experience: September 2016
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Rijia L
December 20, 2018|
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Response from kencoolum | Reviewed this property |
I think that I had to pay to access the special exhibition. It was not expensive if that was the case.
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.
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
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So we are taking a cruise which has the following ports during a August: Yokohama (board and return) Akita Kanto festival aoyagi Samurai House JR Akita station Aomori Aomori festival Warasse museum Aomori museum of art Furukawa fish market Sakaiminato Mizuki Shigeru road Matsune Castle Tottori Hanakairo Busan (south Korea) Kochi Yosakoi festival City central shopping street Sunday market Kochi Castle Tokushima Have not co pelted my research ...More
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Fixed formatting So we are taking a cruise which has the following ports during a August: Yokohama (board and return) Akita - Kanto festival -aoyagi Samurai House -JR Akita station Aomori -Aomori festival -Warasse museum -Aomori museum of art -Furukawa fish market Sakaiminato -Mizuki Shigeru road -Matsune Castle -Tottori Hanakairo Busan (south Korea) Kochi -Yosakoi festival -City central shopping street -Sunday market ...More