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Garden of Fine Arts

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Address: Shimogamo Hankicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 75-724-2188

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great architecture from tadao ando

amazing place for everybody who is interested in modern architecture and art! wellknown art on ceramic tiles displayed in a unique surrounding.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 23, 2016
Murten, Switzerland
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Murten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

amazing place for everybody who is interested in modern architecture and art! wellknown art on ceramic tiles displayed in a unique surrounding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

Intriguing "garden" next to the Kyoto Botanical Garden. Multi-level outdoor structure with water features and reproductions of a variety of famous paintings (e.g., The Last Supper, Monet's Waterlilies). The waterfalls create an incredible calming effect. Very modest admission fee and can get a discount with a combo ticket with the botanical garden. Right next to the Kitayama subway stop. Kitayama... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Better known as the Garden of Fine Arts, designed by architect Tadao Ando, the Garden of Fine Arts is a small , open air museum of 8 world renowned pieces of art set in beautiful frames, amidst his favourite elements of concrete and flowing water. Right next door to the Kyoto Botanical Garden and also the Kyoto Concert Hall by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2015

This little place is completely overlooked. A fantastic unique concept executed perfectly; this place is also basically free from tourist crowds (for now) which really adds to the experience. Iv'e never actually been inside any of Tadao Ando's work but after this I'm just completely in awe - If your in the field of Arch / Interior Arch / landscape... More 

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Semarang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2014

Place on morth of kyoto, next to kyoto botanical garden, this outdoor museum, celebrating a contemplation of several repro masterpiece such Van Gogh, Da Vinci and Michaelangelo. The architecture is superb, these masterpiece cased by water and a silence conrte, create a dialogue of material, play of shadows,light and water reflection. If we take a look at the floor plan,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

This place is a little gem, overlooked by visitors. Designed by Tadao Ando, this piece of modern architectural insertion is sensitive to its context and streetscape. Upon entering you walk down a series of ramps with pause spaces which allows the visitor to stop and look at the ceramics or beyond to the Botanical Gardens, amid water features and waterfalls... More 

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Open air museum.. We were nearly the only ones there, as it was raining, but that made it no less enjoyable. It's full of water anyhow...waterfalls and shallow ponds (with Monet's waterlilies). The ceramic reproductions are extremely well executed, and the architecture if fabulous. Loved it! It is in the north of Kyoto, near university and with trendy restaurants and... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

The internationally famous architect, Tadao Ando, created this unusual outdoor display of 8 'famous' paintings photo engraved on ceramic and installed in ingenious settings. They are immune to weather and available throughout the seasons. Entry is next to the North gate of the Botanical Garden. Several excellent cafes and shops are on the other side of the street.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

I fell in love with this outdoor gallery since i walked in. "MUST VISIT" If you like modern architecture.

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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