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Aomori Museum of Art

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Address: 185 Yasuta, Aomori 038-0021, Aomori Prefecture
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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 pictures. This place is worth a visit if you are going to Sannai-Maruyama Ruins. No... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 which do not require the entrance fee. As Nara is originated from Aomori so the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 outside the building.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 allows, it's refreshing to just walk to visit there too. One more thing I like... More 

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Thank SamHO8009
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 temporary exhibition was incoherent.

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Thank ArlingtonEddie
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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galveston, texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank GalvestonJT
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Rakkaseichan
Kawasaki, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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